I know the title sounds crazy, but i’ve done some investigation. Green Day wrote 2 concept albums about people with religious names that combine punk with Springsteen. They had to pay the D4 for ripping off Doublewhiskeycokenoice in American Idiot. Sometimes Billie Joe plays in The Replacements. One of their side projects has a song called MNPLS Song. And after I heard this theory, I heard in the Celebration Rock Podcast (https://omny.fm/shows/celebration-rock/37-raising-a-toast-to-st-joe-strummer-with-craig-f) that Craig and Billie Joe were friends in the Lifter Puller days.
I've got nothing for you darling but a story to tell about the rain on the pavement and the way that it fell.
Post by doctoracula on Mar 15, 2019 12:19:30 GMT -5
American Idiot came out the same year as the first THS record, so I dunno how much influence there could’ve been. I haven’t paid much attention to Green Day in years, but IMO they were one of the best bands in the world when they were at their peak. I dont think they’re particularly good at the opera thing though. I like American Idiot because it flirts with a story and characters but doesn’t get too deep in the weeds. Craig is much better at the details than Billie Joe. When GD went full on into opera mode with 21st Century Breakdown, they lost me.