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"RAGE AND LOVE": GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT

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    "RAGE AND LOVE": GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT
    April 14, 2010

    As soon as the house lights go down at the St. James Theatre on Broadway for the theatrical production of punk band, Green Day’s rock opera opus, American Idiot, the audience is (quite intentionally) assaulted with a seemingly endless barrage of sound bytes from news and pop culture of the first decade of the twenty-first century.  Then the curtain rises on an enormous stage filled with disaffected youth and on-stage band members, the set covered to the rafters in a collage of newspapers and magazines, half of a car, scaffolding, and numerous hi-def television screens, blaring clips from entertainment news, talk shows, sitcoms–all of the synthetic noise constantly in our heads, cluttering our minds and distracting us from the disturbing truth of our era.
    [Full review at Rob Will Review']

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on April 14, 2010

As soon as the house lights go down at the St. James Theatre on Broadway for the theatrical production of punk band, Green Day’s rock opera opus, American Idiot, the audience is (quite intentionally) assaulted with a seemingly endless barrage of sound bytes from news and pop culture of the first decade of the twenty-first century.  Then the curtain rises on an enormous stage filled with disaffected youth and on-stage band members, the set covered to the rafters in a collage of newspapers and magazines, half of a car, scaffolding, and numerous hi-def television screens, blaring clips from entertainment news, talk shows, sitcoms–all of the synthetic noise constantly in our heads, cluttering our minds and distracting us from the disturbing truth of our era.
[Full review at Rob Will Review']