Green Day (aka Sweet Children circa 1986ish)
Green Day (probably around 1990 at Gilman St.)
Billie Joe Armstrong- Guitar/Vox/Songwriter (2010 Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois.)
Mike Dirnt- Bass/Backing Vox (2010 Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois.)
Tre Cool- Drums/Backing Vox (2010 Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois.)
Billie Joe (Wrigley Field 2009. Fun Fact: I’m in this picture!)
I’m such a Green Day geek. It’s ridiculous; I’ll admit it! haha Anyways, GD’s my favorite band, and has been since 8th grade, which is a long time once I think about it. I’m not as obsessed with them as I once was. Plus, I like more than just punk/pop-punk now. Times are a-changin… But, there will always be a place in my heart for Green Day. Cliche, I know.
The week has just began, but I already know what my favorite download of the week/month/year is. (okay, maybe not for the year).
Green Day’s performance at Lollapalooza 2010.
I’ll keep this short.
For those of you that don’t know… GD is probably my favorite band if I had to pick one. And I’ll leave it at that.
I’m typing an essay for spanish class while listening to an internet radio podcast(?), which I never do by the way, and I heard something on the show that caught my attention. Before I talk about what that was, I have to share that in 8th grade through freshman year, I was a crazy (obsessed, I guess you could say) Green Day fan. I would listen to them all the time, look up all kinds of random facts, and find out about the bands that influenced them. The thing is, I still remember all the random facts I learned when I was 13, 14, and 15 years old.
So here’s what the broadcaster said, “That record came out in 1994 on Reprise Records, but a lot of those songs are found on the album Kerplunk released on Lookout! Records.”
First, he’s referring to the album Dookie. Second, and most importantly, there is only one song that is on both Dookie and Kerplunk, and that is “Welcome to Paradise.” To a Green Day fan, that statement was a significantly false.
I guess when we’re passionate and knowledgeable about a certain topic, we can take other people’s mistakes personally. Now, I’m not trying to say that the broadcaster didn’t know what he was talking about, or that he was completely wrong, but if someone who doesn’t know much about the band’s history heard that radio show, they would have assumed that the two albums were very similar, when in reality they are quite different.
Well, enough ranting. Time to finish this paper…