The W
Views: 110107746
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
9.2.09 1418
The 7 - Music - Green Day Question Register and log in to post!
(867 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (19 total)
dano1701
Pinkelwurst
Level: 13

Posts: 19/29
EXP: 10218
For next: 49

Since: 21.5.04
From: Tujunga, California

Since last post: 3777 days
Last activity: 3436 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on 20.10.04 1647.25
Reposted on: 20.10.11 1648.55
So I bought American Idiot (the new Green Day album) last week and I have been listening to it virtually non stop since then. I didn't really listen to any Green Day before this album and I didn't know hardly anything about them. I happen to have an extra $20 this week and i was thinking that maybe I should get another Green Day CD. If I like American Idiot, then what Green Day album should I buy? Thanks
Promote this thread!
SC
Potato korv
Level: 55

Posts: 563/683
EXP: 1283853
For next: 30345

Since: 11.12.01
From: Valparaiso, IN

Since last post: 1802 days
Last activity: 1136 days
AIM:  
#2 Posted on 20.10.04 1720.53
Reposted on: 20.10.11 1721.20
Warning is actually my favorite Green Day album, but I think the album that best compares to American Idiot is Insomniac. Just avoid Nimrod unless you end up liking all the other albums. The pre-Dookie stuff is more for Green Day fans/completists than anyone else too.
Torchslasher
Knackwurst
Level: 109

Posts: 1530/3304
EXP: 13610581
For next: 349109

Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

Since last post: 71 days
Last activity: 4 days
#3 Posted on 20.10.04 2022.50
Reposted on: 20.10.11 2023.30
    Originally posted by ScottChrist
    Warning is actually my favorite Green Day album, but I think the album that best compares to American Idiot is Insomniac. Just avoid Nimrod unless you end up liking all the other albums. The pre-Dookie stuff is more for Green Day fans/completists than anyone else too.


I would agree that Nimrod is the weakest of their albums, but I would tell people to at least download the song "Redundant." I don't know if it was released as a single off the album, but it was included in the greatest hits CD that Green Day put out. I found that song to be amazing and a real gem off a bad album.
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 105

Posts: 2246/3056
EXP: 11987788
For next: 274512

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 18 days
Last activity: 11 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 20.10.04 2049.02
Reposted on: 20.10.11 2050.07
I'll second "Warning". That one is (nearly as) good as "American Idiot". Far and away their most underrated release. (I'd actually steer clear of "Insomniac". Mostly a desperate attempt to scream "we're really punk!", and it wasn't until they abandoned all such preconceptions that they really became a truly *great* band.)
Spiraling_Shape
Lap cheong
Level: 80

Posts: 431/1597
EXP: 4580480
For next: 202509

Since: 2.1.02
From: PA

Since last post: 3 hours
Last activity: 43 min.
#5 Posted on 20.10.04 2107.32
Reposted on: 20.10.11 2107.38
nimrod. might be my favorite Green Day album, but yeah Warning is highly-underrated...I really love how the production and the guitars sound on it. I believe "Redundant" was the 3rd single off nimrod.
Big G
Potato korv
Level: 55

Posts: 235/695
EXP: 1236533
For next: 77665

Since: 21.8.03
From: the people who brought you Steel Magnolias....

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 13 hours
#6 Posted on 20.10.04 2149.07
Reposted on: 20.10.11 2150.11
Or try "International Supervideos" which is their greatest hits album for a more broad approach.

Depends where you sit inregards to greatest hits albums though I guess.
RecklessEric
Head cheese
Level: 40

Posts: 93/334
EXP: 437191
For next: 4122

Since: 23.1.02
From: Maine

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on 21.10.04 0352.13
Reposted on: 21.10.11 0359.01
Yeah. I second or third Nimrod....but Dookie is my Nevermind. If you know what I mean.
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 146

Posts: 2060/6701
EXP: 38307418
For next: 205968

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 2 hours
#8 Posted on 21.10.04 0451.47
Reposted on: 21.10.11 0452.31
Well, if you like Green Day for thier "punk" music, spend that twenty bucks on some old school punk. London Calling by the Clash would be MY recomendation. But, if you want more GREEN DAY stuff, Dookie is pretty tight.
SC
Potato korv
Level: 55

Posts: 566/683
EXP: 1283853
For next: 30345

Since: 11.12.01
From: Valparaiso, IN

Since last post: 1802 days
Last activity: 1136 days
AIM:  
#9 Posted on 21.10.04 1118.42
Reposted on: 21.10.11 1122.12
    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    I'd actually steer clear of "Insomniac". Mostly a desperate attempt to scream "we're really punk!", and it wasn't until they abandoned all such preconceptions that they really became a truly *great* band.


I kind of think this is overstated thanks to their Behind the Music, because they never again got as sophomoric and juvenile and "fun" as they were on Dookie and before that. It was just part of the maturing of their sound. It's their heaviest album, but the second-heaviest is probably American Idiot, and both have the same kind of bleak undertones. I think as far as the albums go, Insomniac just best compares to AI, and if AI is where you started with Green Day (and you liked it a lot), then that might be where I go next because it's similar but different. It is but it...isn't. Also, the songs on Insomniac are generally very good ("Stuart and the Ave.", "Westbound Sign", "Walking Contradiction", "Armatage Shanks", "Geek Stink Breath", "Brat" stand out for me)

    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Well, if you like Green Day for thier "punk" music, spend that twenty bucks on some old school punk. London Calling by the Clash would be MY recomendation.


I don't really think London Calling should be called a punk album, since it isn't. London Calling is my favorite album that's ever been made by anyone though, so I do agree with the recommendation of it.

(edited by ScottChrist on 21.10.04 1219)
pieman
As young as
he feels
Level: 114

Posts: 1581/3675
EXP: 16023454
For next: 286163

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 4 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#10 Posted on 21.10.04 1312.43
Reposted on: 21.10.11 1317.11
    Originally posted by ScottChrist
    I don't really think London Calling should be called a punk album, since it isn't. London Calling is my favorite album that's ever been made by anyone though, so I do agree with the recommendation of it.


"London Calling" is an outstanding work, but I agree with Scott that it is not really punk in the sense that most people think of punk. It is angry, yes, but in a more political way that most people think of punk.
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 146

Posts: 2061/6701
EXP: 38307418
For next: 205968

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 2 hours
#11 Posted on 21.10.04 1902.39
Reposted on: 21.10.11 1903.54
OKay, London Calling may not be what the majority of the USA thinks is punk, and to a degree, I can agree with that. However it is the best ALBUM by a punk BAND, so perhaps that is what I should have stated.
Socks
Landjager
Level: 61

Posts: 766/889
EXP: 1869942
For next: 6665

Since: 25.6.02
From: Ottawa

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 8 days
#12 Posted on 22.10.04 1058.14
Reposted on: 22.10.11 1059.01
Any Green Day album is great, but I recommend the early stuff...so you can see where they came from.

Go out and pick up Kerplunk...great stuff
j9479
Chorizo
Level: 28

Posts: 97/144
EXP: 119205
For next: 12135

Since: 29.1.03
From: the suburbs

Since last post: 2855 days
Last activity: 1662 days
#13 Posted on 22.10.04 2218.46
Reposted on: 22.10.11 2218.46
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Well, if you like Green Day for their "punk" music, spend that twenty bucks on some old school punk. London Calling by the Clash would be MY recommendation. But, if you want more GREEN DAY stuff, Dookie is pretty tight.


An even better group to look into based on the above quote would be the Buzzcocks... Definitely a great band to check out if you like Green Day.
bradbice
Chorizo
Level: 28

Posts: 76/142
EXP: 121441
For next: 9899

Since: 2.1.02
From: MI

Since last post: 1082 days
Last activity: 68 days
#14 Posted on 23.10.04 2110.52
Reposted on: 23.10.11 2111.53
I have all of Green Day's major label albums, and they have really progressed and changed their sound over the years.

For the best of old-school Green Day, get "Dookie".

For the best of new-school Green Day, get "Warning" and "American Idiot".

Or just buy their greatest hits album "International Superhits" and get all the good stuff plus a good idea of what you'll like the best. Personally, I like it all, but I've grown up with it.
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 146

Posts: 2066/6701
EXP: 38307418
For next: 205968

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 2 hours
#15 Posted on 24.10.04 0934.30
Reposted on: 24.10.11 0934.55
Oh man, how could I forget the buzzcocks? Terrific songs. Somehow I always forget them when the old school punk discussions come about.
samoflange
Lap cheong
Level: 81

Posts: 348/1786
EXP: 4989716
For next: 3154

Since: 22.2.04
From: Cambridge, MA

Since last post: 846 days
Last activity: 838 days
#16 Posted on 24.10.04 1156.40
Reposted on: 24.10.11 1156.44
The Buzzcocks indeed are awesome. I heard them for the first time when they opened for Pearl Jam at a few of the shows I went to during PJ's tour in the summer of 2003. I'm not a big fan of any punk, but the Buzzcocks are one of the few exceptions after that.
zoggy1
Chorizo
Level: 29

Posts: 147/151
EXP: 132416
For next: 15470

Since: 1.3.02
From: Silicon Valley, California

Since last post: 4018 days
Last activity: 3612 days
#17 Posted on 26.10.04 1424.17
Reposted on: 26.10.11 1425.01
In case you're concerned about cost or the number of songs, many of Green Day's albums (Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod, Warning) total only 35-40 minutes long. So that's like 1-3 minutes per song, which is typical for punk rock.

Also, IMO, many of the albums before Warning sound the same. Don't get Nimrod if you're expecting all the songs to sound like "Time of your life".
Net Hack Slasher
Banger
Level: 101

Posts: 2658/2805
EXP: 10657917
For next: 59795

Since: 6.1.02
From: Outer reaches of your mind

Since last post: 4064 days
Last activity: 2483 days
#18 Posted on 26.10.04 1948.20
Reposted on: 26.10.11 1948.33
    Originally posted by zoggy1
    Also, IMO, many of the albums before Warning sound the same. Don't get Nimrod if you're expecting all the songs to sound like "Time of your life".

Hehe, I wonder how many bought the album because they heard the song in some sappy ceremony just to be surprised what Green Day is... I think Nimrod is a good album also, Green Day is really one of those bands that even though the revolve if you like their sound I don't think their's one album a real disappointment or embarrassment.

I like the idea of getting their greatest hits album and then you can see which songs from that you like best and get the original album they are on... But if you want a non greatest hit album, I would say Warning is probably closest to American Idiot.
sentonBOMB
Frankfurter
Level: 59

Posts: 320/806
EXP: 1589314
For next: 83824

Since: 25.11.02
From: Jersey

Since last post: 2448 days
Last activity: 1149 days
#19 Posted on 28.10.04 1144.02
Reposted on: 28.10.11 1145.03
Warning is probably the closest to American Idiot. Especially in the performances, which tend to be more mid-tempo and (in my opinion) uninspired and unenergetic. Kerplunk is a great album, whoever recommended it, BUT I don't think it's a good recommendation for someone who just discovered them through their current material. It's raw and somewhat juvenile, unlike the self-consciously "adult" American Idiot.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Looking for some blues
Next thread: Fatboy Slim tour in support of Palookaville
Previous thread: Jackson Seeks to Block Eminem Video
(867 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Music - Green Day QuestionRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.333 seconds.