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    Soundcheck's 10 Favorite Musical Moments From Letterman's 'Late Show'
    April 06, 2014

    Green Day, "Basket Case" (June 29, 1994)

    Long long ago (the mid '90s, let's say) I grew up in a "Dave" household, where I was allowed to stay up late with my parents so we could watch Letterman's absurdist and acidic antics before bed. And sometimes there was a musical guest so enticing to my sullen, early teen self that I'd stay up a little later: There was Weezer doing "Say It Ain't So," Bjork doing "Hyperballad," and R.E.M. doing "What's The Frequency Kenneth?" with Dan Rather?!? And then there was Green Day's snotty rendition of "Basket Case," the trio's pop punk anthem about boredom and anxiety. At that age, you spend so much time marking the line in the sand between stuff your parents liked and stuff you like. So here were "my bands," playing on big time TV, and I probably saw them for the first time sitting on the couch next to my folks. (Michael Katzif)

    Full article at Soundcheck wNYC: HERE

     

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on April 06, 2014

Green Day, "Basket Case" (June 29, 1994)

Long long ago (the mid '90s, let's say) I grew up in a "Dave" household, where I was allowed to stay up late with my parents so we could watch Letterman's absurdist and acidic antics before bed. And sometimes there was a musical guest so enticing to my sullen, early teen self that I'd stay up a little later: There was Weezer doing "Say It Ain't So," Bjork doing "Hyperballad," and R.E.M. doing "What's The Frequency Kenneth?" with Dan Rather?!? And then there was Green Day's snotty rendition of "Basket Case," the trio's pop punk anthem about boredom and anxiety. At that age, you spend so much time marking the line in the sand between stuff your parents liked and stuff you like. So here were "my bands," playing on big time TV, and I probably saw them for the first time sitting on the couch next to my folks. (Michael Katzif)

Full article at Soundcheck wNYC: HERE

 

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Sanjana.H.S's picture

OMG,Billie's hand moves soo fast while playing the guitar?! WOW,. And the drum beats are soo fast?! Its Awesome!!!

greendayrulemylife's picture

the best green day era, dookie-insomniac