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Green Day: American Idiots & The New Punk Explosion

Green Day American Idiots The New Punk Explosion The Green Day story is very blunt three school friends grow up together in a cluster of small blue collar Californian towns form a band and sell over million albums Except it wasn t that simple Se

  • Title: Green Day: American Idiots & The New Punk Explosion
  • Author: Benjamin Myers
  • ISBN: 9781932857320
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Green Day story is very blunt three school friends grow up together in a cluster of small blue collar Californian towns, form a band and sell over 50 million albums Except it wasn t that simple Self confessed latch key kids, theirs was far from an easy ride.Inspired by both the energy of British punk bands like the Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks and cult American bandsThe Green Day story is very blunt three school friends grow up together in a cluster of small blue collar Californian towns, form a band and sell over 50 million albums Except it wasn t that simple Self confessed latch key kids, theirs was far from an easy ride.Inspired by both the energy of British punk bands like the Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks and cult American bands such as Dead Kennedys and Husker Du, Green Day formed in 1989 The band gigged relentlessly across the US, quickly selling out every underground club that booked them, and their 1994 major label debut Dookie was a 10 million selling worldwide hit album that seized the zeitgeist while rock music was still reeling from the death of Nirvana s Kurt Cobain They toured the world, headlined all the big festivals, won countless awards and released multi million selling albums.In 2004 Green Day reached a career pinnacle with the concept album American Idiot, a sophisticated commentary on modern life not least dissatisfaction with their president and America s continued cultural and economic imperialism The No 1 success of the Grammy winning album extended Green Day s fan base even further from pre teen kids to previously skeptical critics.This book is the world s first full biography on Green Day An authority on punk and hardcore, author Ben Myers charts the band members difficult childhoods, the context of the band within the US and world punk scene and their glittering rise to success Myers has also interviewed the band for various magazines at different stages of their career.

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    1 thought on “Green Day: American Idiots & The New Punk Explosion

    1. I've never been much of a Green Day fan (classic rock all the way!) but this book was still an intriguing story of how music changed in the Nineties and affected pop culture.

    2. Green Day: American Idiots and the New Punk Explosion, Ben Myers, The Disinformation Company Ltd, 2006This is an unauthorized, but very favorable, biography of Green Day, one of the world’s biggest punk music bands.The trio that became Green Day grew up in small towns near San Francisco. Each coming from difficult family circumstances, they fell in love with punk music (the Dead Kennedys, the Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks, among many others). They formed a band, and soon became mainstays at a pla [...]

    3. What a butt-licking book this is. Poorly written and riddled with typos, this book was extremely hard to get through. Ben Myers seems hell-bent on convincing the hipsters that Green Day always was and remains punk rock, but the hipsters will never listen. He also seems to have a school-girl infatuation with Green Day. I like them, too, but at least step back and be a little more unbiased in your writing. Meanwhile, Billie's name is misspelled all over in pull quotes, and the captions to the pict [...]

    4. If you are into the modern era of punk rock, this Green Day bio is for you! It tells of their early days playing forgotten songs like 1,000 Hours and At the Library in California, to their 2004 punk rock opera sensation; American Idiot. Whether you're a fan of Billie Joe, Mike, or Tre', you'll like this book.

    5. It's this simple, too much Green Day, too little "New Punk Explosion." And I like Green Day, but Myers can't keep himself from any sort of objectivity as he gushes about the band. That said, I appreciated the background story of the band and their working class ethos, though looking into how that connects more into the sociological structures of punk would have been more interesting.

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