Green Day came out at a time when rock ruled the planet. Decades ago. The fact that they’ve hung around despite the pop and schlock is comforting…but it’s not the same. If music is cyclical, then we’re right around the time of the early 80s. The Guettas, Harrises, and Skrillexes are the Human League, Soft Cell, and Kajagoogoo of this decade. Loosely speaking. Rock still exists…only in the garages of your best friend’s crystal meth dealer. You can only discover it if you’re in the right place at the right time. Or if you have unlimited time to surf the internet. Like the mainstream music in the 80s, everything had to have a keyboard or sax solo. Today…it’s not much different. Right, M83?
Rock will return. And soon. The music cycle changes about every four years. People get bored and burnt out on what’s popular and demand something new. They want something that will smash what’s popular. Pop, hip-hop, emo, and EDM have all had their turn…it’s fairly obvious that rock is next line. And when it does return…and it dominates, yet again…everyone who had ditched it for day-glo bracelets will pretend like they had been fans all along. All we need is someone to kill the DJ.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Green Day of the 90s:
- Basket Case (Dookie)
- Scattered (Nimrod)
- One of My Lies (Kerplunk!)
- Hitchin A Ride (Nimrod)
- She (Dookie)
- Burnout (Dookie)
- Uptight (Nimrod)
- Going To Pasalacqua (39/Smooth)
- Who wrote Holden Caulfield? (Kerplunk!)
- Christie Road (Kerplunk!)
- Welcome to Paradise (Kerplunk!/Dookie)
Buy Green Day’s new album, Dos! now!