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Misconceptions you had about Green Day as a new fan


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When I got back into Green Day around winter 2011, and I began downloading their albums, I thought Shenanigans was just a shitty studio album that didn't chart any singles.

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When I first got into American Idiot just after the single came out, I thought Tre was the best drummer in rock.


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I though Warning was hated by most fans, and Brain Stew was regarded as Insomniac's best. 



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i thought they were good


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I got into them when I was reeeaallly little (my mom gave me her copy of dookie when I was like, 4) and I remember seeing a picture of them at a store or something, recognizing Billie and Tre, and not having a clue who the fuck Mike was  :lol:


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I got into them when I was reeeaallly little (my mom gave me her copy of dookie when I was like, 4) and I remember seeing a picture of them at a store or something, recognizing Billie and Tre, and not having a clue who the fuck Mike was  :lol:

I bet Longview was fun at that age.



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When I first heard KYE, I assumed it was from a much older album because of how poor the lyrics were.

Also, the file of BOBD that I first heard cut off roughly three seconds before the end. I thought it was just like that until I finally downloaded the whole album.

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When I first joined GDC I thought people on here liked Green Day


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When I first joined GDC I thought people on here liked Green Day


We bitch because we love. :P

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Back in 2009 when KYE came out, I remember seeing the music video on tv (lol who watches music videos on tv anymore) and liking the song :P
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Before I figured out how singles are released and chart, I didn't understand how Letterbomb wasn't a hit.


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I thought Warning was one of their more successful albums

 

I also thought Working Class Hero was on 21st Century Breakdown.



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I also assumed Good Riddance was on Warning. Makes sense...


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I thought they were like emo at first and then I was like ohhhhhhhhhhhh when I broke through the wall of misconceptions

And somehow my friend convinced me that they were like satan worshippers lol

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The first Green Day album I ever listened to was American Idiot (the existence of which I learned via Weird Al's Canadian Idiot :D), followed up by 21st Century Breakdown, then backwards to Warning. Imagine my surprise when I finally listened to 1039 and Kerplunk.


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Before I'd seen any pictures of them I always pictured Billie as a tall blonde dude

Back in 2009 when KYE came out, I remember seeing the music video on tv (lol who watches music videos on tv anymore) and liking the song :P


There was a music video for KYE?

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Legitimately had it in my head that they all lived together in the same house when they got off touring :lol:

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That the lead singer uses the alter ego Gerard Way for his side project My Chemical Romance
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With no internet I assumed Dookie was their first album, and when I did hear about the existence of Kerplunk and 39/Smooth I assumed they wouldn't be available to buy or listen to and that I'd never hear them.
 

There was a music video for KYE?

Don't get excited about it



I do enjoy Mike in the making of though, prefer it to the actual video



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Before I'd seen any pictures of them I always pictured Billie as a tall blonde dude


First I thought Billie's natural hair color was really black. Then blonde. When I saw his pics as a kid having curly brownish (?) hair I didn't know what to believe anymore. :P

(Honestly though I didn't know what I was in at the time. You could've told me Tre's hair was really green and I would've gone 'O rly'?)

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I once thought they were English. I was upset when I found out they were actually American.

I also thought BOBD was called "I Walk Alone" and had that title in my MSN personal message for ages.

Yes, most things about my childhood were embarrassing.

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I used to think that Tré was the best drummer around. Same with Billie and Mike for their instruments. I also used to believe it was necessary to wear GD shirts all the time to show off being a fan.

 

... I was 12 so that pretty much sums up those thoughts in a nutshell.



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My uncle gave me a CD with a bunch of different green day songs on it, for some reason semisonics closing time was on it too so for ages I thought that was a green day song and that Mike sung it :P
I remember reading that kerplunk was the first album they used tv/movie snippets, so when I first heard favourite son I assumed it was from that and got really confused as to why it wasn't on the track list.

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When Dookie came out I thought Kerplunk was the bands first album as that's what I had been told. Imagine my surprise when going to a record store with my parents and seeing 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, it was like Christmas. Green Day was the gift that kept on giving.



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Don't get excited about it
 

Ah, I see why I'd forgotten about it



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When I got into them in 1995, I thought nobody else liked them and that I am going to suffer for liking something nobody likes.



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When I first saw the clips on TV and heard about their music on Youtube in 2008/2009, I thought they were 25 years-old.



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I bet Longview was fun at that age.

A guy I used to be friends with back in the days was playing it to his nephews who were 3-5 years old solely to laugh at how they sing about masturbation. 



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I used to think American Idiot was their first album, until I saw the bit on Bullet in a Bible where Billie says 'we've been a band now for the last 16 years', and I was like:

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Back in 2009 when KYE came out, I remember seeing the music video on tv (lol who watches music videos on tv anymore) and liking the song :P

I heard it on the radio and I was jumping up and down listening to this song and I thought it was St Jimmy and not KYE :lol:




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