September 13, 2012Filed under:
September 13, 2012
Just when you thought Green Day didn't make albums like this anymore – 12 blasts of hook-savvy mosh-pit pop, cut hot and simple with no operatic agenda – singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool do three at once and issue them in rapid-fire installments. It's lunacy, of course, in what now passes for the music business.
In fact, Green Day's triple play with longtime co-producer Rob Cavallo is the way things used to be. In 1964 alone, the Beatles put out two albums, three singles and two EPs in Britain; the next year, the Rolling Stones whipped out five singles and three LPs in the U.S. ¡Uno! is Green Day's first studio album in three years, but they deliver it like late-breaking news, with mid-Sixties-guitar clamor, '77 velocity and no breathing room. Every track is written like a single – the glam-Jam jolt of "Nuclear Family," the Cheap Trick-style zoom and vocal sunshine of "Fell for You" – then thrown at you like a grenade. From what I've heard so far of ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, the same goes for them too.
After the Quadrophenia-like weight and worry of 2004's American Idiot and 2009's 21st Century Breakdown, ¡Uno! feels like plain relief. There are strong whiffs of Green Day's biggest seller, 1994's Dookie, in the honed buzz of Armstrong's
September 13, 2012
Pop punk trio Green Day have had a MAJOR year. ::Takes deep breath:: Because where to start? Last week the boys got a little moshy on the 2012 MTV VMA stage during a performance of "Let Yourself Go," and are currently prepping to release their latest studio output (and by "output," we mean TRIO OF ALBUMS). And as if all that weren't enough, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool will kick off their ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! ¡ Tré! Tour in November. ::Exhales:: The hardest-working guys in punk rock?! Yeah, we think so. But before any of the above can take place, the guys have just released a brand-new video for their song "Nuclear Family," the fourth single from "¡Uno!"
Watch Green Day's "Nuclear Family" video after the jump.
Following Green Day's previous releases "Oh Love," "Let Yourself Go," and "Kill The DJ," "Nuclear Family" comments on social issues threatening parents and their kids. "Like a Chinese company conspiracy/ It's the death of a nuclear family staring up at you/ It's looking like another bad comedy/ Just as long as it comes in hi-fidelity for me too," sings Armstrong, who is shown in the minimalist video rocking OUT with Tré and Mike on a soundstage.
September 12, 2012
Listen to XFM London's recent interview with Billie Joe: HERE
September 11, 2012
Green Day have announced the first leg of their ¡UNO!,¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! TOUR! and by being a member of Idiot Club, you will get first access to tickets. Idiot Club presale will begin Wed, September 12 at 10am local venue time. Login to Idiot Club for more info now: HEREFiled under: