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On Vox: Losing what's left of my dignity

I was listening to what is arguably the best Green Day album, Kerplunk!, a little while earlier, and even after all these years and a million spins, it still really rocks me. I love that album, and the memories that go with it. One awesome song that I'd sort of forgotten about is this one:

I know this stuff doesn't appeal to everyone, but I find this song to be downright pretty. I love the chord and vocal progressions, and the little solo is catchy as hell. It reminds me of a younger and more awkward, and somewhat more endearing Green Day... the days before Billie Joe strutted around on a stage with more square footage than all of my residences combined. When after the show, he would sell you a shirt or a CD personally and thank you for coming to see them.

Not that they don't rock ass now, because they definitely do... They just feel a little less accessible, which is sort of NOT very punk rock.

Originally posted on pop.vox.com


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Feb. 16th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC)
That remains one of my favorite albums of all time; I've always loved the unsure, endaring reflection of "one of my lies", and the harmonizing with some unknown (to me) woman on "2000 light years away) still slays me every time I listen to it, which is surprisingly often. Word.
Feb. 16th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
I remember hearing them for the first time in 1990, after my band played a show in Santa Barbara. This mod dude had their first few singles and recently-released 1039 smoothed. He gave us a tape, which I shit my pants over. (I'll never forget the drive home.)

Green Day rocked my head hard. They were, by far, my favorite band in the first few years of the 90s.

Thanks for keepin the faith!
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