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Green Day Discusses New Sound on Upcoming Trilogy

Posted by - 12:35 PM on 06/20/12
It seems as though Green Day is moving toward a "more power pop" sound for its upcoming trilogy of records, and consciously did not want to go back to the styles of Dookie or Kerplunk.
From the InterviewWhat did you think Green Day needed to do next, after American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown? You couldn’t do a third punk opera in a row.
People ask me all the time. Even my son asked me, “Dad, would you ever go back to playing songs like from [1994’s] Dookie and [1992’s] Kerplunk?” I love those records. I love the punk stuff I grew up on. But there are so many bands who make the mistake – “We’re going back, old-school.” Well, that’s all you’re doing. You already did it. So we’re changing the guitar sound. We’re not going with the big Marshall-amp thing. We wanted something punchier, more power pop – somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles.
 
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12:36 PM on 06/20/12
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If my interest in this was measured in the form of a video game life bar, it would be slowly dwindling. Like I am in the Viridian Forest and my Squirtle got poisoned by an annoying Weedle...I walk around the forest, health slightly decreasing with every step.
12:40 PM on 06/20/12
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They're hurting me
12:42 PM on 06/20/12
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Nothing wrong with pop music if you do it well.
12:44 PM on 06/20/12
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whenever anyone says something sounds like sandinista! they are always terribly, terribly wrong.
12:47 PM on 06/20/12
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If my interest in this was measured in the form of a video game life bar, it would be slowly dwindling. Like I am in the Viridian Forest and my Squirtle got poisoned by an annoying Weedle...I walk around the forest, health slightly decreasing with every step.
lmfao, best post /thread.
12:49 PM on 06/20/12
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If my interest in this was measured in the form of a video game life bar, it would be slowly dwindling. Like I am in the Viridian Forest and my Squirtle got poisoned by an annoying Weedle...I walk around the forest, health slightly decreasing with every step.
Possibly the best post I have ever read on this site.
12:51 PM on 06/20/12
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Since they're releasing 3 albums, why couldn't they appease most of their fans by having 1 dedicated punk album?
12:54 PM on 06/20/12
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Seriously, people still care about Green Day?
12:55 PM on 06/20/12
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I'm actually excited for this. American Idiot is fantastic and 21st Century Breakdown is good. To be totally honest I only really listen those albums and Dookie with small hints of Warning, along with all of their hits of course.
12:58 PM on 06/20/12
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This should be fun.

12:58 PM on 06/20/12
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If my interest in this was measured in the form of a video game life bar, it would be slowly dwindling. Like I am in the Viridian Forest and my Squirtle got poisoned by an annoying Weedle...I walk around the forest, health slightly decreasing with every step.
That's what you get for picking Squirtle over Bulbasaur.
01:00 PM on 06/20/12
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How does them doing "power pop" qualify as a new sound? Isn't that exactly what American idiot and 21CB were? I mean they've never been hardcore (except for maybe Platypus" off Nimrod). Green day's always been a power pop band.
01:01 PM on 06/20/12
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Seriously, people still care about Green Day?

Yeah man they're such sellouts man I only liked them before they got popular. Man.
01:02 PM on 06/20/12
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i dunno what the problem is with this, sounds like it'll be pretty good to me. quit being so close minded. foxboro hot tubs was along the lines that he's talking about, and that record is the best thing they've released since warning.

as long as the songs are simple it'll probably be pretty good.

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