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#1 Iminyourcoffeemaker

 
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

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Just some cool facts about their studio albums I have collected. If you have any to add, or have corrections, please feel free to say!

 

 

 

Albums that start with:

Guitar: 6

Drums: 8

Vocals: 1

 

Longest Album: 21st Century Breakdown (1 Hour, 6 minutes)

Shortest Album: Insomniac (33 Minutes)

 

Album with most tracks: 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (19)

Album with least tracks: Warning, Uno, Tre (12)

 

Longest span between albums: American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown (5 years)

Shortest span between albums: 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk (6 months) [I'm disqualifying the trilogy for this one. Hahaha.]

 

Longest song: Homecoming (9:19)

Shortest song: Take Back (1:09) [Could also be Song of the Century (0:58) or See You Tonight (1:08)].

 

Entire Discography (Just studio albums+Shenanigans+3 bonus songs on Intl Superhits)

-178 Songs

-9 Hours, 16 Minutes

-Top 3 words used in song title (You, Me, Want at 5)

 

 

Facts:

 

1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk guitars are believed to have been tuned by ear. They sit around a half step down from standard tuning.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:58 AM

Haha, that's interesting. Strange how Insomniac is exactly half the length of 21CB and I never would of thought to count which albums start with what instrument. :)

Although isn't there three bonus songs on International Superhits (Maria, JAR, Poprocks & Coke)?


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:07 AM

interesting :)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

I think you've got it backwards. The gap between Warning and American Idiot was 4 years, the gap between American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown was 5 years.

 

Warning (2000) 

American Idiot (2004)

21st Century Breakdown (2009)



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

I think you've got it backwards. The gap between Warning and American Idiot was 4 years, the gap between American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown was 5 years.

 

Warning (2000) 

American Idiot (2004)

21st Century Breakdown (2009)

I have American Idiot listed as 2005 in my iTunes. Thats why. Ill fix that.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

I have American Idiot listed as 2005 in my iTunes. Thats why. Ill fix that.

Nice idea for a post though, interesting read.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

Isn't this  their shortest song?


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

Isn't this  their shortest song?

This isn't from their discography.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I like this thread. It would be cool if someone found a reliable source for their total sales as well. Just so we could have a common place of reference for these things. :)


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

Green Day tuned their guitars by ear while recording Kerplunk, so the guitars are tuned in standard tuning just below Eb


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

Isn't this  their shortest song?

 

It's Billie Joe's solo contribution Short Music For Short People 1999.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

Green Day tuned their guitars by ear while recording Kerplunk, so the guitars are tuned in standard tuning just below Eb

Was this the case with their previous records as well? I've noticed that some of the songs from 1039/smoothed out slappy hour is a bit "off". :P


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

NAICE! :D



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

Rob Cavallo was the main producer on all albums but two major label albums. He was executive producer to Green Day on Warning and was replaced by Butch Vig of Garbage on 21st Century Breakdown. 



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

I had no idea how short Insomniac was  :mellow:


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Well, I spread the word again: 1039/sosh is not an album, is a compilation. You should take 21stCB as their album with most tracks. And take the b-sides too.

 

For The Ballad of Wilhem Fink, I know that is credited as Green Day in the album, but only BJ write/perform the song.

 

Green Day, until 93, used to play in D tunning. They also record 1000 Hours and Slappy Ep with that tunning. Kerplunk is tuned by ear, and is something between Eb and D. Dookie and Insomniac are in Eb, Nimrod and the trilogy in E, Warning and 21stCB uses E and Eb. American Idiot songs are all in E, except Whatsername that is in Drop-D


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

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Genius = couple of hours on Google.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Well that was intresting

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

That's pretty cool. I always get suprised by just how short Insomniac is..



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Just some cool facts about their studio albums I have collected. If you have any to add, or have corrections, please feel free to say!

 

 

 

Albums that start with:

Guitar: 6

Drums: 8

Vocals: 1

 

Longest Album: 21st Century Breakdown (1 Hour, 6 minutes)

Shortest Album: Insomniac (33 Minutes)

 

Album with most tracks: 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (19)

Album with least tracks: Warning, Uno, Tre (12)

 

Longest span between albums: American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown (5 years)

Shortest span between albums: 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk (6 months) [I'm disqualifying the trilogy for this one. Hahaha.]

 

Longest song: Homecoming (9:19)

Shortest song: Take Back (1:09) [Could also be Song of the Century (0:58) or See You Tonight (1:08)].

 

Entire Discography (Just studio albums+Shenanigans+3 bonus songs on Intl Superhits)

-178 Songs

-9 Hours, 16 Minutes

-Top 3 words used in song title (You, Me, Want at 5)

 

 

Facts:

 

1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk guitars are believed to have been tuned by ear. They sit around a half step down from standard tuning.

When you count the number of the songs of Shenanigans, did you take off the covers like Outsider or I Don't Wanna Fall in Love ?


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

178 songs.... I've never counted them!


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Another fact you can add is that Insomniac was going to be called 'Jesus Christ Supermarket'. Plus, American Idiot doesn't have a 5 year span if you consider Shenanigans and International Superhits.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

Another fact you can add is that Insomniac was going to be called 'Jesus Christ Supermarket'. Plus, American Idiot doesn't have a 5 year span if you consider Shenanigans and International Superhits.

It was about the "real" studio albums I think. So, he's right.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Another fact you can add is that Insomniac was going to be called 'Jesus Christ Supermarket'. Plus, American Idiot doesn't have a 5 year span if you consider Shenanigans and International Superhits.

but both weren't new material but a compilation of stuff that was  already released. 



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

I like this thread. It would be cool if someone found a reliable source for their total sales as well. Just so we could have a common place of reference for these things. :)

After the Axl Rose incident? ;D
I've been looking into the sales numbers, but it's really hard to find anything consistent/concrete. Usually I've found they differ by a few depending on the site.



178 songs.... I've never counted them!

You know when you put it that way it doesnt even seem like that many. O_o But when you pull up the "all songs" feature on Zune, it blows your mind.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

The album artwork for Insomniac was made by Winston Smith who designed the Dead Kennedys' "DK" logo dk-logo.jpg

 

He named the insomniac picture "God Told Me To Skin You Alive" which was a lyric from the Dead Kennedys song "I Kill Children" and when Winston Smith showed it to Billie Joe, he got the reference immediately.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

The album artwork for Insomniac was made by Winston Smith who designed the Dead Kennedys' "DK" logo http://winstonsmith.com/wp-content/uploa...

 

He named the insomniac picture "God Told Me To Skin You Alive" which was a lyric from the Dead Kennedys song "I Kill Children" and when Winston Smith showed it to Billie Joe, he got the reference immediately.

 

 


I absolutely love that album cover/piece of art so much! Apparently they named it Insomniac because when they asked Winston Smith how he had the made it so quick he said he was an Insomniac and had lots of time.

And another thing I love about it is the 3 skulls on the front cover, one for each band member. See if you can find them all. ;) (look in the spoiler if you can't - I couldn't without being told where it was).

Spoiler
 

 


 


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:04 PM


I absolutely love that album cover/piece of art so much! Apparently they named it Insomniac because when they asked Winston Smith how he had the made it so quick he said he was an Insomniac and had lots of time.

And another thing I love about it is the that there are 3 skulls on the front cover, one for each band member. See if you can find them all. ;) (look in the spoiler if you can't - I couldn't without being told where it was).

Spoiler

 

 


 

 

I've heard 2 different reasons for naming it Insomniac, yours is one of them, the other was that as a baby, Joey Armstrong cried all night and Billie Joe got very little sleep! but yeah it took me forever to find the 3 skulls but i did :)


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

It was about the "real" studio albums I think. So, he's right.

 

 

but both weren't new material but a compilation of stuff that was  already released. 

Why can't Shenanigans be considered a studio album?




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