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Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2

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2 hours ago, Jake69 said:

I don't know what makes them think they have to have a incredibly long song on every album. Just cause all albums since AI had one? Reason #8000 Revolution Radio plays it way to safe.

Well, they know it works. General opinion is that their long songs are some of their best. Could be a lot of fun writing them. Maybe that's just how it works out when they're experimenting. I don't think it's entirely baffling considering Billie adores JOS, as do most of this forum. 

2 hours ago, MysticManiac said:

I like the song but as far as GD multi-part songs go, it's pretty meh. Forever Now works a lot better. The songs actually connect. Dirty Rotten Bastard has a weird opening of singing "Yeah", then a good catchy drinking song (at least that's what it sounds like to me), then a complete clusterfuck, then the drinking song part but slower and then finishes with 1 minute of Billie singing "We're carried away" for some reason

What's crazy is that this is considered the best trilogy song but the worst GD multi-part song. That says a lot about what people think of the trilogy.

Yeah, pretty much. Green Day being my favourite band, the trilogy is still better than most of the non-GD stuff I listen to, but when you compare it to other GD music it's just apparent that they could do a lot better (and have.)

2 hours ago, MysticManiac said:

If you've only listened to it 10 times, then you haven't given the album a proper chance

Ah come on, you know by now he's just trolling you when he says stuff like that.

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Dirty Rotten Bastards considered the best trilogy song? Where do you guys come up with this facts?

Stray Heart? Rusty James? BRUTAL LOVE?

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Think they meant, as far as multi-sectional songs go. It is pretty damn good, some of Mike's best bass playing on the Trilogy. Listened to Uno today on cassette! Seriously I don't know, the lyrics on Uno are great on just about every track with very few exceptions. Musically it does have a lot to offer, especially in comparison to RevRad, the guitar solos and riffs are not bad at all. The drums are great as always. I'd say the meanings behind most of the songs are a lot deeper and make more sense too. On most tracks, some others like Still Breathing from RevRad certainly steals the show from tracks like Oh Love. I don't even know why I am comparing them, that is what we do here, talk about the albums and shit, it is fun. This is the place to do it.

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24 minutes ago, Jenn. said:

Possible unpopular opinion: not that fussed on Stray Heart. I see a lot of people loving it but I find it meh. 

I agree, it's always been a song I've wanted to like a lot more than I do. 

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Just now, tacobellfan456 said:

I agree, it's always been a song I've wanted to like a lot more than I do. 

I don't connect with it lyrically and it just seems to be more of a FBHT song rather than a Green Day song. Which might be why it's popular but I don't really feel it. 

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2 hours ago, Haushinka! said:

Forever Now is one of the few tracks I love on Rev Rad, but like a couple people have said, I am pretty surprised they decided to make a lengthier song...again. One could say they played it safe, another could say that they just enjoy doing that. Either way, it's predictable and the idea of having a multidimensional track is a bit stale now. But that's just my opinion.

I love multi-part epics. It's one of the hallmarks features of prog rock and rock operas in general (Who, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush). Forever Now is in my opinion more coherent than their other multi-part songs because it integrates Somewhere Now in the track and gives it a twist that 'ties up' the whole record. The fact that it succeeds in that, makes it a great track. Besides, it makes for a killer song live to finish the regular setlist with. They take extra effort to write and record and make them feel like one song without obfuscating the melodical diversity. Personally, I'm a huge multi-part epic fan and it's one of the main reasons I fell in love with Green Day.

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4 minutes ago, Jenn. said:

I don't connect with it lyrically and it just seems to be more of a FBHT song rather than a Green Day song. Which might be why it's popular but I don't really feel it. 

I'd imagine the main (obvious) reason for its popularity is the fact that it's a single with a music video (A music video that from what I've seen, is fairly popular in the community).

Overall I do find it catchy, I don't hate it, and don't really mind the lyrics. But it's just lacking something for me and I don't seem to know what it is. It's not terrible, but not great.

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I love stray heart. It sounds like nothing they've done before and it works. It live however  :sick:

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5 minutes ago, Jake69 said:

I love stray heart. It sounds like nothing they've done before and it works. It live however  :sick:

Yeah, it's a good song, but it doesn't work too well live. Of all the love songs on the trilogy, only the acoustic version of Stay the Night and Brutal Love really work live.

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43 minutes ago, Jenn. said:

I don't connect with it lyrically and it just seems to be more of a FBHT song rather than a Green Day song. Which might be why it's popular but I don't really feel it. 

I definitely understand your point here. Even though I do enjoy it, it's extremely similar to Mother Mary, I mean the bass is practically identical :lol:

@Jake69 your new avatar is awesome :D

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14 minutes ago, bouncingoffthewallbja said:

 

@Jake69 your new avatar is awesome :D

Thank you. :lol: 

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1 hour ago, Jake69 said:

Thank you. :lol: 

@21guns&novacaine His avatar looks familiar doesn't it??? :huh:

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11 minutes ago, tacobellfan456 said:

@21guns&novacaine His avatar looks familiar doesn't it??? :huh:

Wasn't it hers? original

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1 minute ago, Eric said:

Wasn't it hers? original

Like a year ago and I think it was before Jake joined. So I don't blame him, it's not a big deal. :D 

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7 minutes ago, tacobellfan456 said:

Like a year ago and I think it was before Jake joined. So I don't blame him, it's not a big deal. :D 

yeah I know its not either way he would of responded mad about it.

 

But anyways back on topic... I wish they get rid of a lot of the old stuff from their shows and add the classics from the trilogy! :D I have seen live and from YouTube videos of them playing the same songs for years!

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1 hour ago, bouncingoffthewallbja said:

I definitely understand your point here. Even though I do enjoy it, it's extremely similar to Mother Mary, I mean the bass is practically identical :lol:

Except it's an entirely different tune :P 

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10 minutes ago, Eric said:

yeah I know its not either way he would of responded mad about it.

Why would I respond mad about that :lol:

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2 hours ago, Jake69 said:

I love stray heart. It sounds like nothing they've done before and it works. 

I guess you haven't heard this then  

 

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I realised the similarity between Stray Heart and Mother Mary the first time I played my Mother Mary 7" on the wrong speed.

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