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#1 Jean

 
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

So I was watching a bunch of live videos last night of Billie singing acoustically and it made think... Why haven't they released an acoustic album? Not like an album full of new material but with old songs. I especially think a lot of the Pre-Dookie songs sound really good acoustically. I really hope they do release one eventually.

 

I know they have acoustic bootlegs but I would really like something official.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

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So I was watching a bunch of live videos last night of Billie singing acoustically and it made think... Why haven't they released an acoustic album? Not like an album full of new material but with old songs. I especially think a lot of the Pre-Dookie songs sound really good acoustically. I really hope they do release one eventually.

 

I know they have acoustic bootlegs but I would really like something official.

The collective amount of orgasmic juices this would generate in the fandom would lead to the most massive "Cleanup on Aisle 12!!!!" call in known history.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

Yeah, Green Day really do need to do a proper acoustic album. Just to see how they'd reinterpretate classic songs would be amazing.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

They released THREE albums in the past few months and you're already thinking about another album?? They're human beings, not robots!

 

Maybe someday later but not now, for sure.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Maybe a live album with acoustic songs? That would feel more genuine to me.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

They released THREE albums in the past few months and you're already thinking about another album?? They're human beings, not robots!

 

Maybe someday later but not now, for sure.

They don't have to do it right this second. But eventually...



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

If they do, I hope they have the sense to abandon the power-chords. It sounds so much better if they play proper chords that ring, instead of what they've typically been doing. Like when they did rusty james acoustic, or when billie and mike did redundant acoustic. :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:07 AM


Maybe a live album with acoustic songs? That would feel more genuine to me.
Yes! This would be amazing. Like an MTV Unplugged thing, that would be just brilliant.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

The fanbase would scream, cry, and piss their pants all at once. 


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Yes! This would be amazing. Like an MTV Unplugged thing, that would be just brilliant.

Redundant was the best.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

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If they do, I hope they have the sense to abandon the power-chords. It sounds so much better if they play proper chords that ring, instead of what they've typically been doing. Like when they did rusty james acoustic, or when billie and mike did redundant acoustic. :P

You can't diss the power chords bruh.

 

Maybe a live album with acoustic songs? That would feel more genuine to me.

Acoustic as Fuck.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

That would great. I hope they do. :)



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

I've been waiting for a Green Day MTV Unplugged forever. It would be so epic if they recorded compeletely new interpreted version of their songs, with Billie, Mike, Tré, Jason, Jason, Jeff and a string section. Man, it would be so amazing, like Nirvana and the Foo Fighters did it.

 

The Foo Fighters did an acoustic tour once with a real orchestra. It would be so awesome if Green Day did that one day, I mean they have more than enough songs to work with.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

Sincerely, I feel acoustic albums are just a reboot of released songs so you can pay for them again. Maybe if they re-recorded the vocals too and they kept Mike's backing vocals I'd think of buying it.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

I'm not sure what I should think about that..

But I'm pretty sure some "fans" would kill theirselves because of the "Non-Punkness"


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

That'd be brilliant, I love things like that. :) Some acoustic versions of songs I like more than the official releases - some just suit that really stripped down feel, plus I think bands tend to put a lot more effort into the vocals, because they stand out more than on live tracks & when their voices are drowned out by overdrive. Suppose it's similar to preferring live versions of songs to the studio recording. 


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

If they do, I hope they have the sense to abandon the power-chords. It sounds so much better if they play proper chords that ring, instead of what they've typically been doing. Like when they did rusty james acoustic, or when billie and mike did redundant acoustic. :P

Although if you listen to a lot of Green Day songs, especially off Dookie and the trilogy, they will make power chords full chords, like in Pulling Teeth, Redundant, etc.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

I'm not sure what I should think about that..

But I'm pretty sure some "fans" would kill theirselves because of the "Non-Punkness"

 

Since like Good Riddance, right?



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

in the future...it'd be really cool :D



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

The Rusty James Live Acoustic sounded really great. I'd like to heard more of that kind of stuff. The problem with making an acoustic album is that it's something Billie would do on his own; it's not a whole-band project.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

I'm not sure what I should think about that..

But I'm pretty sure some "fans" would kill theirselves because of the "Non-Punkness"

But then, wouldn't it be considered "punk" to actually do it? I don't get how punk has rules of what you're supposed to do and not do when being punk is supposed to be about being rebellious and breaking the rules. Right?


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Yeah because the band themselves and every fan older from 13 cares if green day are punk or not...


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

Actually, I'd rather have an extra live CD for the acoustic part of the set.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

I'm not sure what I should think about that..

But I'm pretty sure some "fans" would kill theirselves because of the "Non-Punkness"

Green Day hasn't been punk since 1994. Those "fans" should have killed themselves long ago if Green Day's rating on the punk scale really bothers them.

 

The Rusty James Live Acoustic sounded really great. I'd like to heard more of that kind of stuff. The problem with making an acoustic album is that it's something Billie would do on his own; it's not a whole-band project.

Acoustic doesn't mean just guitar and vocals. There are acoustic bass guitars that Mike could use and Tre could mess around with a cajon. It would sound different, but they could include the whole band if they wanted to.

 

But then, wouldn't it be considered "punk" to actually do it? I don't get how punk has rules of what you're supposed to do and not do when being punk is supposed to be about being rebellious and breaking the rules. Right?

There are no punk acoustic records. There can be acoustic records made by punk bands but it would not be classified as punk music. 


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

that'd be really awsome!!! I love Words I might have ate for example....I prefer the acoustic version to the studio one...


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

The next album should be a collaboration with Paul Simon.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

But then, wouldn't it be considered "punk" to actually do it? I don't get how punk has rules of what you're supposed to do and not do when being punk is supposed to be about being rebellious and breaking the rules. Right?

 

 

Green Day hasn't been punk since 1994. Those "fans" should have killed themselves long ago if Green Day's rating on the punk scale really bothers them.

 

 

 

Since like Good Riddance, right?

 

I wasn't talking about fans like you :)

I was talking about the people (more like non-green day fans) who hate everything GD does. It wasn't a serious comment :D Please don't feel offented!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

It would be awesome, I don't have further input. Plain and simple, there are tons of songs I'd like to here acoustic interpretations of, that isn't taped with phones and put on youtube.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

There are some good quality recordings out there, like the Bridge School Benefit and the KALX Radio show with all those really rare acoustic songs. But something studio made would be fantastic.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

I wasn't talking about fans like you :)

I was talking about the people (more like non-green day fans) who hate everything GD does. It wasn't a serious comment :D Please don't feel offented!

Oh, it's fine haha. I get where you're coming from. Whenever someone complains about Green Day's punk status I just feel the need to point out Dookie was the last punk thing they made (in my opinion) and it was released in '94. If "fans" are looking for punk rock they need to look somewhere else :P


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