Jump to content
Fuzz

Random Green Day Thoughts

Recommended Posts

Beerjeezus

I was super excited when Billie played snippets of the songs from his phone during some radio show. That was badass 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Bellie

@petros my album ranking is almost opposite to yours lol! It's hard for me to rank most of the albums, but my fave are definitely RevRad and the trilogy, which you put in last.

I'm glad of the change in sound they made from the trilogy (and kept in RevRad somehow, at least it's a continuity), in first because the songs are much more fun to listen to (not necessarily the topics, but the way they sound) compared to AI and 21CB. There are tremendous songs in both of these albums but when it comes to the album in full, I feel a little depressed listening in one go to either of them. Billie also said that during that period Green Day lacked goofiness which is the aspect he always loved about the band. As for the trilogy being that many songs at once, which means a lot of work to get to play new songs from each albums on massive tours which they are used to, and having to deal with many promotion opportunities, I think the way it turned is mostly inherent to Billie himself, to his 'workaholicsm' which pushed him to put out 3 records while having a hard time to deal with all it implied afterwards, being unable to refrain as much work and promotion as he should have to spare his health, rather than the fact there were so many songs from the start. Someone else could have taken it cooler, refuse to do too much promotion and be more careful to their own health. I'm not blaming Billie and I'm glad that in hindsight, all this experience has allowed him to respect his limits and know what to do and not to do during an album promotion, but it would be a little unfair to say that all the people around him should've seen things coming. No one can know for someone else how they can or can't take something, which they chose themselves, like getting out 37 songs, and then doing the shows and promotion stuff they accepted to do.

As for Rob Cavallo, they seem in good terms to me but yeah perhaps the boys want to make something new, and not have the impression of re-living some past situations. I doesn't necessarily means he didn't do a good job to their eyes, we don't know that. I really like the trilogy albums the way they are. The fact GD could have resumed their tour after Billie's rehab, and played what they had started to play the previous year, shows that it wasn't such a big stretch for them to do it, it was mostly Billie's health issues that made him more fragile before. Perhaps also the weight of the themes tackled on these albums made them made them difficult to put out while being in these things (addiction, sex, danger) at the same time. It must've felt like an escalation then, because the touring life gives even more access to that.

And about the Oh Love video (since it started with that!), I'm not into that rock star/model thing and neither of the boys is really either, but perhaps that's also why it became a preoccupation when they were approaching 40. If there's something about it they wanted to experience, and not only show as a promoting video, it joins one of the trilogy themes: rethinking their rockstar status, writing more about sex, parties, danger, because all that were real preoccupations for them, so the video is an illustration for that. Some of the songs especially on Dos are more raw than this video. If Billie was really into that at the time, he chose to write about it, I think it's better that way. Also, in the Oh Love vid I don't see that women are seen like objects, they all seem on an equal footing, wanting to be there and spending the moment they want.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kaylubd

All I think after that Convo is how I forgot there was green day angry birds 🙄

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hermione

I don't even know why Green Day in Angry Birds is considered that bad. They had a song in Freddy Got Fingered for god's sake :lol:. The American Idiot ringtones are total cringe, and I own a Green Day make up bag from Claire's Accessories. They probably thought it would be fun to see themselves as birds in the game :P, I don't know why they'd be considered above it looking at some of their previous promotion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beerjeezus
5 minutes ago, Hermione said:

I don't even know why Green Day in Angry Birds is considered that bad. They had a song in Freddy Got Fingered for god's sake :lol:. The American Idiot ringtones are total cringe, and I own a Green Day make up bag from Claire's Accessories. They probably thought it would be fun to see themselves as birds in the game :P, I don't know why they'd be considered above it looking at some of their previous promotion.

They were the pigs. :lol: I think it's rather funny than bad, the fact that there were Angry Birds with Troublemaker playing in the background is... quite something haha. But I agree it's not cringier than selling merch in Claire's. I just wasn't around for that so I couldn't compare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hermione
12 minutes ago, Beerjeezus said:

They were the pigs. :lol: I think it's rather funny than bad, the fact that there were Angry Birds with Troublemaker playing in the background is... quite something haha. But I agree it's not cringier than selling merch in Claire's. I just wasn't around for that so I couldn't compare.

Oh yeah! People were bothered by it at the time too, I just never knew why it was the limit when they'd just had a song in Transformers 2 with the last album :lol: 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WhiteTim
3 hours ago, petros said:

Well obviously it's all on billie. We were just commenting on others position in it. 

Rob's job should have been to tell them as a producer to not release 37 songs and work more on 15 of them and release that. 

And he could have told them we don’t know if he did or didn’t but again boils down to that the producer doesn’t have final say they can suggest things all day to they are blue in the face but if the band doesn’t wanna do it or take heed it’ll fall on deaf ears 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IcyMoffatt

One of my coworkers is always bothered when I put on my Longshot shirt. He is a massive comicbook fan and it bothers him that Billie's band used the same typo as the comicbook of the same name. He complains about this fact everytimes I put my shirt on. I told him yesterday that if he had a problem with my shirt, he should send his complains to Billie. :lol:

 

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beerjeezus
43 minutes ago, IcyMoffatt said:

One of my coworkers is always bothered when I put on my Longshot shirt. He is a massive comicbook fan and it bothers him that Billie's band used the same typo as the comicbook of the same name. He complains about this fact everytimes I put my shirt on. I told him yesterday that if he had a problem with my shirt, he should send his complains to Billie. :lol:

He rips everything off :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
petros
2 hours ago, WhiteTim said:

And he could have told them we don’t know if he did or didn’t but again boils down to that the producer doesn’t have final say they can suggest things all day to they are blue in the face but if the band doesn’t wanna do it or take heed it’ll fall on deaf ears 

Obviously. To me I just understand a band can get ahead of themselves and that's the producers job to bring them back to reality. And if you watch Quatro all Rob is saying is how every song is good and it's important to release everything. Obviously even if he had told them privately they shouldn't release everything they wouldn't put it on the DVD I'm just saying. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beerjeezus

Yeah, in Quatro it looks like his job was to pat their shoulders, but yeah what else would they put into the movie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kaylubd

I honestly think I'm more okay with a Claire's makeup bag than Angry Birds. Honestly, I didn't care, it didn't make me angry, it was more like a WTF for me. Also, I hate the game so there's that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fan-since-1995
Posted (edited)

Don't know if I'm allowed to post this. If not delete it please, but is there a public quote saying Billie ever took heroin (the drug)? I don't think because he wouldn't look that healthy 😮I saw them back in the 90's (live) when I was a teenager but I don't think they took it. At this time weed was common in the scene where I used to live  in europe or meth, crack. 

Edited by fan-since-1995

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
solongfromthestars

I'm sad I just missed the era of Green Day in Claire's :( I did have these though

tumblr_pehyybJW3t1xeqo2io1_1280.jpg

In other news I made a RevRad jacket for Animal Crossing New Leaf. If anyone is still playing and wants to wear it, speak to Sable to scan the QR codes! 4/4 codes are here

tumblr_prgftxbpaw1wnd24ho1_400.jpg tumblr_prgftxbpaw1wnd24ho2_400.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beerjeezus
19 minutes ago, fan-since-1995 said:

Don't know if I'm allowed to post this. If not delete it please, but is there a public quote saying Billie ever took heroin (the drug)? I don't think because he wouldn't look that healthy 😮I saw them back in the 90's (live) when I was a teenager but I don't think they took it. At this time weed was common in the scene where I used to live  in europe or meth, crack. 

I don't think so and that would make opioids the only drug type he hasn't mentioned doing. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Goofygoldfish

Tomorrow night (about 20 hours from now) I'm running a night at Scouts where we are setting lots of silly little challenges. 

One will be for them to look up and memorise one verse and the chorus to a Green Day song. 

I'm opening nominations to you for which song I should give them. 

They are aged 14-18 so low key swearing ok, but need to stay 'professional' in what I give them. 

Any favourites you would like me to use? 

Thanks 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jengd

Difficult, how about Warning, encourage them to think for themselves?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kaylubd

Still Breathing I feel would be a great choice. Or Are We the Waiting? 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DadBod

Jesus of Suburbia, but the City of the Dammed chorus.

Do you want a well known song or more obscure to make it challenging? 

@Goofygoldfish

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Bellie
18 hours ago, Goofygoldfish said:

One will be for them to look up and memorise one verse and the chorus to a Green Day song. 

I've made several people to listen to GD songs and the one they always end up remembering is Still Breathing, the chorus precisely. So I can only suggest this one.

One of the people in question couldn't stop whistling the chorus, it was beautiful, and I was envious cause I can't whistle properly :P

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Goofygoldfish

@DadBod I don't mind! 

 

Thanks everyone for your suggestions 😊

And after all that, no-one chose to come to my base to try the challenge.... Gutted! 

I'll keep it up my sleeve for next time!!!! 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Vintage Disciple

I'm not sure where to post this but I'm really starting to think the new album/tour is closer than we think.  All three wives are posting nostalgic pics of them on the Rev Rad tour!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Goofygoldfish

I guess they will be planning it (or the management are) as they will have to book venues a long way in advance, so it will be current in everyone's minds, they for sure will be discussing which cities and countries they want to visit, and getting excited about all that comes with it. 

I would have thought it's still a year to the tour (maybe 9 months?) it depends on the logistics of venues being available when they want them I guess! 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×