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Things Only Green Day Fans Will Understand


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How good a guitarist Billie really is.
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How good a guitarist Billie really is.

How good a bassist Mike really is.


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How good a guitarist Billie really is.

I hate how people judge the skills of the band by the music they play. Just most Green Day songs are basic three cord progressions but that doesn't mean that they cannot really do some really great and difficult stuff. 



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What the abbreviation F.O.D. means.


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That they Started in the late 80s, not the 90s. :D


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It's BILLIE not BILLY...though it's really not rocket science (after 20 something years you would think tv stations and journalists would catch on)
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The story behind the intro of the song "Maria"


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That they Started in the late 80s, not the 90s. :D


That they started in the late 80s, not the 2000s :P

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That they started in the late 80s, not the 2000s :P


Don't get theanswer started again. :P
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The amazing / irritating thing about "HEEEY HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!".


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How good a guitarist Billie really is.

 

EXACTLY. People are like, "Green Day sucks" because the don't usually choose to write and play super-complicated songs.

Everybody in the band is overflowing with talent, but just don't always show it. If someone doesn't billieve that (see what I did there), show them some heavy metal covers.



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How good a bassist Mike really is.

True. I think a big part of the bassist community seems to 'get' Mike though. His work on Dookie and Insomniac is pretty well respected, it's just the root note heavy recent stuff that people have a problem with.

With Billie, I can kind of understand it with so many power chords etc. but obviously when he wants to let rip with a solo he's awesome, so bluesy and intricate. I think there's a lot of misunderstanding due to Jason taking the role of lead guitarist for the most part when they play live. Casual listeners who are aware of Jason seem to consider him a far better guitarist, when really he and Billie are probably on a par.
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EXACTLY. People are like, "Green Day sucks" because the don't usually choose to write and play super-complicated songs.

Everybody in the band is overflowing with talent, but just don't always show it. If someone doesn't billieve that (see what I did there), show them some heavy metal covers.

 

You mean the heavy metal covers such as Highway to Hell (3 chords), Iron Man (4 chords), and Master Of Puppets (4 chords)? :lol:



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You mean the heavy metal covers such as Highway to Hell (3 chords), Iron Man (4 chords), and Master Of Puppets (4 chords)? :lol:

There's a lot more to Master of Puppets than four chords, my friend.



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Only really big fans that actually followed Billie's twitter a couple of years ago will know that Why Do You Want Him is not about Billie's mom's boyfriend but about a girl he liked who had a boyfriend Billie didn't like.


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There's a lot more to Master of Puppets than four chords, my friend.

 

I'm fully aware of that, but the intro is 4 chords, and that's all they play :P



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I'm fully aware of that, but the intro is 4 chords, and that's all they play :P

I could've sworn they played more then that at one show, but now I can't find it.



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The REAL meaning of Wake me up when September ends :(
Makes me cry when I listen to the song....
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The Jeff Matika Show


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That they released a trilogy of albums.

You wouldn't believe the amount of people that I've met that have no idea they even released one album. A lot of people I've met recently think that Green Day broke up like 3 years ago.


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Why, when I was due to start uni in 2009, I deferred my entry until 2010 so I'd be part of the class of 13.
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Why, when I was due to start uni in 2009, I deferred my entry until 2010 so I'd be part of the class of 13.

haha I hadn't thought of that! That means I'm the class of '13 too!



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Drunk Bunny.



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1. When you spelling Billie Joe's name as Billy Joe, everyone is about to kill you.. Actually, Billie's mom just misspelled his name, and he was supposed to be Billy Joe. So, spelling Billie Joe as Billy Joe is right. WTF I SAID?  :lol:

2. That Platypus was written about Tim Yohannon (even he's dead now, he's still an arrogant asshole) founder of Gilman Street. The guy that thought Green Day wasn't punk enough (Green Day? Punk? What?) and always put them down because of that.

3. Green Day were outcasts of Gilman scene and also they were always laughed at because girls liked going to their shows (how macho :sick: ). Who's laughing now?

4. Guys didn't become super-famous-rock-stars right after they released Dookie. They hit it big in like late 1994.

5. Sean Hughes and Jason Andrew Relva.


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This may be only for people that saw that episode of Haunted, but I would say:

 

"The ponies will get ya"

 

And "You know" if anyone hasn't said it already


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Ok, let's go:
 
* The "Stuck with me/Do da da" confusion.
* Y'know?
* Green Day vs Greenday
* Jason White first appearance on WICA videoclip
* The "Cigarettes & Valentines" incident.
* The origin of John Kiftmeyer's Nickname (Al Sobrante)

Funny thing is that I learned that last one from a gay trillie fan fiction.

Edited by 99-revolutions, 17 September 2013 - 05:24 PM.


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It's ho as hell!


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1. When you spell Billie Joe's name as Billy Joe, everyone is about to kill you.. Actually, Billie's mom just misspelled his name, and he was supposed to be Billy Joe. So, spelling Billie Joe as Billy Joe is right. WTF I SAID?  :lol:

Citation needed, I don't know this. Haha!



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1. When you spelling Billie Joe's name as Billy Joe, everyone is about to kill you.. Actually, Billie's mom just misspelled his name, and he was supposed to be Billy Joe. So, spelling Billie Joe as Billy Joe is right. WTF I SAID?  :lol:

 

Nah that was just a joke in the 39/Smooth booklet. First of all you don't fill in a birth certificate when you've just given birth and still have painkillers in your system, you do it a few days or weeks afterwards. Second, even if the drugs part was a joke and the rest wasn't, who would/could misspell their kid's name on a birth certificate? Third, even if it was misspelled on there, she could still have spelled it they way she wanted on anything but the most official stuff. Fourth, she goes by the name "Ollie" and she named Billie's older sister "Hollie" (which is very unusual, it's nearly always Holly) - so all the evidence points to her liking names to end in "ie" not "y".

 

However it's still silly when people get annoyed about it being spelled Billy, when someone's name is spelled an unusual way it's to be expected that it'll often get spelled wrong and I doubt Billie gives a crap about it. I believe it was even accidentally spelled Billy in the credits of Green Day's first EP.


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