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Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2

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pouty bitch

I really like Mike's voice, and I'd really really love to hear him sing a song or two, but not the whole album. I'd miss Billie too much, his voice is like the main reason why I started listening to GD.

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pacejunkie punk
5 hours ago, jengd said:

Honestly, I don’t think Mike has voice for it.  I love Mike and I love the Newtork album where he has a lot of vocals, particularly x-ray hamburger which is pretty much what you describe but while I love it, I don’t think he has enough variation to carry a whole album and that it would be boring to listen to. I think one of the attractions about the network is the novelty value and I think they know it.  I would really love to hear more of their old harmonies again though.

This exactly. We pretty much got that with the Network so we can imagine what that would be like. Mike solos are great for one song but it’s a bit of a novelty like how the Beatles would give Ringo a song to song on every album.  It’s his harmonies I miss. 

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Hermione
On 2/19/2019 at 1:15 PM, pacejunkie punk said:

This exactly. We pretty much got that with the Network so we can imagine what that would be like. Mike solos are great for one song but it’s a bit of a novelty like how the Beatles would give Ringo a song to song on every album.  It’s his harmonies I miss. 

Comparing it to Ringo's Beatles songs is harsh :D 

But yeah as far as singing goes I enjoy Mike most as a back up singer doing harmonies with Billie, he's perfect at that

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pacejunkie punk
1 hour ago, The Insider said:

If the trilogy was released with proper promotion and a world tour without the time delay of rehab it would not have copped so much flack - especially here.

*listening to Kill the DJ now & its a banger😁

That would make a good alternate  universe suggestion. I still think the three back to back releases would have had declining sales though, just maybe each slightly higher. It was still too much material and wasn’t all of equal quality. 

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maryjanewhatsername
2 minutes ago, pacejunkie punk said:

That would make a good alternate  universe suggestion. I still think the three back to back releases would have had declining sales though, just maybe each slightly higher. It was still too much material and wasn’t all of equal quality. 

I'd say not only was it not of equal quality between the three, but they were subpar in comparison to virtually every other Green Day album. In my opinion, the trilogy is weaker lyrically than all the other albums. Also, the song structure itself follows a basis of a few power chords with nearly the same lyrical "layout" for almost every single song. (verse, chorus, bridge, and solo structure) 

This isn't to say that the trilogy isn't wonderful in itself. I still like a lot of the music on the trilogy - but not nearly as much as I like the other albums. I'd say 3 albums in a year was possibly a bit too ambitious. 

This is just my opinion though, and not necessarily the best or most informed opinion. 

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The Insider
1 hour ago, pacejunkie punk said:

That would make a good alternate  universe suggestion. I still think the three back to back releases would have had declining sales though, just maybe each slightly higher. It was still too much material and wasn’t all of equal quality. 

The songs imo are way better live.

  I mean even Youngblood was kinda fun #sorry @Adorkable

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greendepent
3 hours ago, The Insider said:

If the trilogy was released with proper promotion and a world tour without the time delay of rehab it would not have copped so much flack - especially here.

*listening to Kill the DJ now & its a banger😁

I think the same. Remember those times full of excitement. Oh love was a kind of a bummer in first place but the stuff was coming and it was getting a lot better. I mean, I enjoyed pretty much all the stuff they actually played live, because this band is always better live. Wild one still gives me chills.

The sudden halt of promotion due BJ's rant killed the albums before the release of the first one, and it was a huge miss for the casual listeners and all the press. It's sad.

I'd wish those shows at Fillmore would happened. Those would have been remembered even today

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DeJennsitized

The trilogy had some variety, and some really good songs. I think they just tried to be everything all at once and didn't quite pull it off. I just like my distorted guitar too much, not a huge fan of the garage-type stuff, it was a bit too fluffy. Though Brutal Love is a masterpiece

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Christian's Inferno!
8 hours ago, greendepent said:

I think the same. Remember those times full of excitement. Oh love was a kind of a bummer in first place but the stuff was coming and it was getting a lot better. I mean, I enjoyed pretty much all the stuff they actually played live, because this band is always better live. Wild one still gives me chills.

The sudden halt of promotion due BJ's rant killed the albums before the release of the first one, and it was a huge miss for the casual listeners and all the press. It's sad.

I'd wish those shows at Fillmore would happened. Those would have been remembered even today

Idk why Oh Love was considered a disappointment. I still love that song. One of my favourites from the trilogy. Great choice for a lead single imo

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Jirachi
13 hours ago, Christian's Inferno! said:

Idk why Oh Love was considered a disappointment. I still love that song. One of my favourites from the trilogy. Great choice for a lead single imo

I think its just because it was the first single. Im sure if they made Nuclear Family or Let Yourself Go or Kill the DJ or any more high energy punky rocky song the first single and made Oh Love the third or fourth one, people'd like it more. People prob mostly prefer the more punky song to be a first single and the more slower one to be a later one. Like how Bang Bang was the first single and Still Breathing was later or AI was an earlier single than Boulevard or whatever,

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maryjanewhatsername
8 minutes ago, Jirachi said:

I think its just because it was the first single. Im sure if they made Nuclear Family or Let Yourself Go or Kill the DJ or any more high energy punky rocky song the first single and made Oh Love the third or fourth one, people'd like it more. People prob mostly prefer the more punky song to be a first single and the more slower one to be a later one. Like how Bang Bang was the first single and Still Breathing was later or AI was an earlier single than Boulevard or whatever,

I agree. Marketing is key for singles. And people expect more upbeat punk songs from Green Day rather than slower songs, so defying expectations like that worked against Oh Love. 

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Beerjeezus

I was a bit disappointed with Oh Love and it's still not my fave but I think I'd have been even more disappointed if another song was the first single because in Oh Love the thin guitar/vocals thing actually kind of works :P

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Christian's Inferno!

I don't think any of the other tracks on Uno would've done as well as a leading single tbh except maybe Let Yourself Go

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Jirachi

Dunno if unpopular since apparently even Billie agrees with me on this, but i hate that the album's called Dookie and it makes me feel weird when i have to bring the album up to another person who's never heard green day :P

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Hermione
12 hours ago, Jirachi said:

Dunno if unpopular since apparently even Billie agrees with me on this, but i hate that the album's called Dookie and it makes me feel weird when i have to bring the album up to another person who's never heard green day :P

At least they didn't go with the original idea of Liquid Dookie :P 

I think most people in the UK aren't aware of the meaning of the word dookie so here it's not a problem. I guess if the album was called "Poo" or something it would be quite embarrassing to mention :lol:  

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Nightlife

Speaking of album titles, I don't get why Billie has such regrets over choosing Insomniac instead of 'Jesus Christ Supermarket'. Insomniac is way better, happy they went with that!

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Christian's Inferno!
31 minutes ago, Nightlife said:

Speaking of album titles, I don't get why Billie has such regrets over choosing Insomniac instead of 'Jesus Christ Supermarket'. Insomniac is way better, happy they went with that!

First of all, what the hell does that even mean??

Secondly, how does that fit in to the content of the album? I heard they were gonna call the album Tight Wad Hill too which isn't as good as Insomniac but still a hell of a lot better than "Jesus Christ Supermarket".

I like Insomniac as an album title, especially considering the content of the album

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DadBod
11 minutes ago, Christian's Inferno! said:

I like Insomniac as an album title, especially considering the content of the album

Same. It fits so well. 

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Hermione

He probably doesn't really regret it and just wanted to mention the title Jesus Christ Supermarket :P 

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WhiteTim
56 minutes ago, Christian's Inferno! said:

First of all, what the hell does that even mean??

Secondly, how does that fit in to the content of the album? I heard they were gonna call the album Tight Wad Hill too which isn't as good as Insomniac but still a hell of a lot better than "Jesus Christ Supermarket".

I like Insomniac as an album title, especially considering the content of the album

Jesus Christ Supermarket is clearly a nickname for Wal Mart 

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Libertine Angel

I think it's a fantastic name but doesn't really suit the album's topics like Insomniac does, Jesus Christ Supermarket to me sounds like it'd be an album of biting social commentary.

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Nightlife

I actually like the 'always fuck fucking with my head now' part in Let Yourself Go. I've only seen people hating on it so I guess it's a fairly unpopular opinion. 

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