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Do you think Green Day have anything left?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bobaweeka, Sep 4, 2001.


  1. bobaweeka

    bobaweeka

    Jan 2, 2001
    Yes
    I've been a huge Green Day fan for a huge chunk of the my 14 (almost 15) year life, but I was severely dissapointed with Warning and some of Nimrod. Do you guys think that Green Day can produce another album that will be worth listening to? I guess I just long for the days of Kerplunk.......
     
  2. It's sad really. I used to love Green Day. But some of Nimrod and what I've heard of Warning really dissapointed me. I wasn't too fond of Kerplunk but I really like Dookie. It's still one of my favs. I don't think we're gonna see any more of that Green Day.
     
  3. BassPlayer101

    BassPlayer101

    Jul 27, 2001
    Omaha,NE
    I think that they have just gotten older and there music shows that. I do not think they are washed up. :D
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hm, perhaps they should change their name to Green Paper :D
     
  5. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    no they don't. and there's other bands out there that are better than green day. :D
     
  6. hmm, i loved nimrod, and what i heard of warning. i think green day are a very solid band, they'll always be up there in my book, :)
     
  7. I loved Nimrod, but I thought that Warning was a pretty cheap cop out. They should have tried something original instead of doing the same thing only less well.
    Jim
     
  8. purple_haze

    purple_haze

    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    I don't.

    I think that whatever they had going for them is now being done better, faster, cooler and with better marketing by the likes of Blink182, The Offspring etc.

    GD is somewhat old hat if you ask me.
     
  9. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Intersting that you mention The Offspring as still relevant today. Didn't The Offspring and Green Day start about the same time? It would be interesting to see why the one still has enjoyable music and the other is getting to be "old hat."
     
  10. dawgawd

    dawgawd

    Mar 23, 2000
    Maine
    I loved nimrod to death, I'd say that is in the top 3 most played cds i've ever owned. Warning dissapointed me at the first listen, but you know what... every album that i've anticipated to a great level will do that. Give it a few more listens, It's got some real highlights and it will grow on you. The song "warning", the unfortunate title cut, is kind of a weak spot, but beyond that I love the cd.
     
  11. IMO, JOld, green day blows the offspring out of the water, and most people (my age) that i know agree.
     
  12. dawgawd

    dawgawd

    Mar 23, 2000
    Maine
    i think just about anybody would agree with that statement dhc... i should know your real name by now... it only seems appropriate, aliases are so impersonal. anywho, green day, even if you do think warning sucks... listen to some newer offspring and tell me you can take that crap seriously for even a second. They lost my respect durring the "pretty fly" era and it only seems to have gotten worse. Green Day, however, has not resorted to such tactics, and I totally respect them for not going that rout.
     
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    no, instead green day has resorted to using heavy pitch correction since their vocals aren't "good enough". since when did a "punk" band care about using pitch correction on the vocals? i bet they used the same antares machine/plugin that destiny's child uses. :rolleyes:
     
  14. dawgawd

    dawgawd

    Mar 23, 2000
    Maine
    I know completely nothing about pitch correction, I can not argue for or against your argument. All that I'm saying is that green day is still a good band that creates a good final product, and to me, it does not matter what they did to create it, i mean, is it really all that much different than having four guitar lines in a song when you're band only has 1 or 2? that is just as much false advertising as anything else, and a lot of respectable bands are guilty of that. I saw green day live for the first time a short time ago, and I thought they were an ubelievable live act. so I guess, I like them and my mind is not going to be changed any time soon.
     
  15. arg! john, puh-leeeeeze don't turn this into another "punk-or-not" thread! that's not the issue here. green day = good!
     
  16. paski

    paski

    Sep 2, 2001
    Split, Croatia
    I love green day. Allways have, allways will and I think Nimrod is one of their better if not the best album. At first I was a little dissapointed with Warning but then I agree with someone who said that they have gotten older and it is a fact. Time passes by and you just can't expect someone who now has somewhat 30 years to play the same music he played when he had 20. So I think Warning is indeed a good album and I will continue to support them for as along as they exist ( maybe even longer ) :D
     
  17. purple_haze

    purple_haze

    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Well that's exactly my point. The Offspring reinvented* themselves circa Ixnay with a more personable sound, enabling them to compete with their contemporary heirs, Blink182 et al.

    Just for the record, I'm not a fan of any of those three.

    I can see it now. Bille Joe onstage at the Grammies...

    "...and I'd like to thank DigiTech for making Pro Tools, so my singing can sound on key..."

    :rolleyes:


    *That's "sell out" for you cynics.
     
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oh, sorry. i'm not trying to slam punk - i really dig the clash and the other older bands (hey watt!!! :D).

    i guess i just get pi$$ed at the whole "punk" attitude of today that's been totally co-opted by the mtv/corporate machine.
     
  19. bobaweeka

    bobaweeka

    Jan 2, 2001
    Yes
    John's an old school punker :p
     
  20. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yikes! :eek: yeah, that's me, mr punk. :D