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Green Day

Father Of All...

    Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their brand new single ‘Father Of All…’, and also announce their forthcoming thirteenth studio album of the same name.

    The rock icons have also announced that they will embark on a global stadium tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. ‘The Hella Mega Tour’, presented by Harley-Davidson, kicks in Paris on June 13th and includes four shows in the UK and Ireland. In addition, Green Day will perform a series of solo dates throughout Europe and Asia.

    Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, California, Green Day are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album ‘Dookie’, which sold over 10 million copies globally and is triple-Platinum in the UK, is widely credited with popularising and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of hit singles.

    In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera ‘American Idiot’ which captured the world’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. In 2010, a stage adaptation of ‘American Idiot’ debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim.

    In the UK, Green Day have scored three #1 albums, including their most recent, 2016’s ‘Revolution Radio’, as well as a further five which have hit the Top 10. They’ve also been a regular fixture on the singles charts with classic hits such as ‘American Idiot’, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, ‘Basket Case’ and ‘Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)’.


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Red & White ghostly vinyl.

    Green Day

    Insomniac

      Do you remember when Green Day were young and loud and took meth rather than all-in-one vitamin suppliments? I do, and it was a great time. Following on from their breakout 1994 LP, 'Dookie' was never going to be easy, having amassed a ton of new fans and lost a few that didn't like their new, clean-cut major label outlook (it's just a bit of compression guys, give it a rest), 1995's 'Insomniac' was possibly not quite what people expected. 

      Expectations or not though, Insomniac couldn't be any more representative of a band launched to the limelight, with their sound maintaining it's unique bass-heavy sound but the snarling world-weary subject matters taking forefront. 'Geek Stink Breath' for example screaming about the downsides of methamphetamine use, much like Insomniac's arguable standout 'Brain Stew' (fun fact : the MASSIVE hit 'Time Of Your Life' from follow-up 'Nimrod' was in fact a B-side to a brain-shaped CD single that included Brain Stew, Jaded and a stripped-back acoustic strummed affair then titled just 'Good Riddance') 

      It's an absolutely stunning LP, and a perfect, darker flipside to Dookie's naive snarling youth.  

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: I know, I know, everyone prefers 'Dookie' but it just didn't have the wide-ranging breadth of sounds we get on 'Insomniac'. It's undeniably cleaner, but with changes in rhythm and drive, and it's more introspective moments it's a different pace, and a clear sign of their more nuanced sound.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      LP Info: 180-gram audiophile vinyl.

      Green Day

      Dookie

        There's no way of denying (though most of my colleagues may try and say otherwise) that Dookie was one of the most seminal albums of the 90's. From the manic drum fill before the roaring snot-nosed fury of 'Burnout', it's clear that we're on to something pretty special.

        From the reinvigorated canonical gloom of 'Welcome To Paradise' (first heard on 1991's 'Kerplunk') and the unmistakeable catchy delights of 'Basket Case' (arguably their biggest hit before the folk-tinged noughties output). We get moments of pained teen relationship woes in the dynamic but longing ('She', 'Coming Clean')  and rhythmic, poppy micro-breakdowns that epitomise the short-form 4-chord delights that Green Day have become so synonymous with. 

        It's a nostalgic, but thoroughly enjoyable journey, filled with moments of pure pop-punk perfection and holds up jast as well today as it ever did. 


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: This was, undoubtedly the sound of my teenage years and i'm delighted that I can finally play it in the shop (depending on who's in). 'Welcome To Paradise', 'She' 'When I Come Around' and 'Basket Case' all absolute classics, and that is by no means an exhaustive list. There's not a bad tune on here.

        Green Day

        Nimrod

          There could be no more better intro to Nimrod than 'Nice Guys Finish Last', perfectly showcasing to the 1997 youngsters (myself included) Green Day's whole shtick, the perfectly balanced interplay between three people who are bloody good at doing what they do. Tre and Mike holding down the rhythm lines, often left to their own devices for Billy Joe to snottily sing over the top, only picking up his guitar to add gravitas on the spine-tingling choruses. 

          Some of the greatest examples of Green Day's versatility come on this LP which sits nicely between their 'Time Of Your Life' influenced sound (folkier, more acoustic and less amphetamine fueled) and their shabby but noisy early works ('1039, Smoothed Out...' , 'Kerplunk'). 'The Grouch' and 'Uptight' both being firm favourites not necessarily heralded as some of their greatest songs (heralders be damned, they're bangers) while obviously 'Nice Guys Finish Last' and 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)' were huge to old and new fans alike. 


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: If you're a fan of both the early works of Green Day and their later, less vicious outings, then 'Nimrod' really is the LP for you. It has the nuanced, slowly forming melodic progressions of their later work ('Last Ride In', 'Uptight') as well as the snappy, snarling machine-gun drums and blazing guitars of their earlier output ('All The Time', 'Hauschinka, 'Platypus (I Hate You)'). No. 3 of the Green Day holy trinity.

          Green Day

          Revolution Radio

          Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, ‘Revolution Radio’ is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day's fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless -- solidifying the band's reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. The first single, ‘Bang Bang’, released today and inspired by recent events, marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.

          "Of course the world has lost its collective mind… and me, Mike and Tré are lost souls too,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together… dance together… sing together... and most of all, find each other. That's what the spirit of Green Day has been about since day one."


          Green Day

          Demolicious

            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

            This special edition release features 18 unreleased demo recordings from Green Day’s ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! sessions at Jingletown Studios in Oakland. Demolicious includes one previously unreleased song, “State of Shock,” and an acoustic version of “Stay The Night”.

            Sonic Youth / Beck

            Pay No Mind / Green Light

              On this limited edition 7", Sonic Youth take on "Pay No Mind" from Beck's "Mellow Gold" and Beck tries his hand try his hand at Sonic Youth's "Green Light".
              Limited to 400 copies only.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Ltd 7" Info: JUST FOUND ONE COPY OF THIS.


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