But maybe I’m getting ahead of myself here. Yesterday Green Day released a second “sneak peek” track Someone Kill the DJ from their upcoming trio of cds (When I heard that they were coming out with this trio I literally fell to my knees and cried…safe to say I freaked out major and am anticipating the 25th like you wouldn’t believe, since it is the day before my birthday I think it is pretty safe to say that this is their early b-day gift to me. Yeah pretty positive.) Well the response to this version was less than stellar. One reason was that it was really one of the first (If not the first) track) to be released studio edited. People got panties all in a bunch because it just was too this or too that. One of the major complaints is “I want the 90s Green Day back!”
It’s funny because in my “experience” with this group (Being my Top Favorite band of all time!!!!) You have the 90s Green Day fans and then you have the American Idiot newbie fans. Nothing wrong with either- and of course you have the C group who likes both. Generally though if you are American Idiot and beyond you don’t care for and/or “understand/get” the 90s music. And if you are a 90s fan you are hard-core old school. But in fact it’s this conundrum that makes it perfectly understandable why people are getting all in uproar, aka “Green Day should retire!” etc. Green Day has said themselves that they are not one’s to go back because then you aren’t progressing, you are not getting better. After all need I remind you “There’s no return to 86. They have also said that they are not politics and that they are about the music first and wanted, with this trio of albums, to get back to just that: music.
So…When people hear a song like “Kill the DJ” They’re thinking “What’s happened to Green Day!” So may studio tricks, auto sound etc. Well guess what? That’s evolving. Plus they have given us two tracks the “ol’ school” way Oh Love and
. We’re living in an age of reinvention and experimentation. Everything changes and get’s *cough-cough* BETTER! The songs that I’ve heard so far are more Green Day than ever before. I have several friends that are “casual listeners” (Mostly my stereo pounding away) that have said that Green Day has a definitive sound. You hear a Green Day song past or present and you know its Green Day.” That is a true artist. They have their sound but they keep honing, reinventing, and finessing it.
Bitches I love Green Day!