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Old 02-17-2005, 01:18 PM   #46
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"used to suck but they're good now"

maybe i missed those posts here. i certainly haven't heard anyone anywhere else say that. EVER.
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Old 02-17-2005, 02:15 PM   #47
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Ok I'm late on this thread but whatever.

I disagree with your assessment that it's a "fuck bush" album. Yeah, the title track kinda is. But I find that the rest of the album, for the most part, is more of a personal story than a "fuck america" thing. You may want to give it another listen.

Oh, and as far as liking Green Day,
I liked "Dookie" and then haven't liked anything else of their's until "American Idiot." I got so fucking sick of Billie Joe Armstrong trying to prove to everyone at Gilman how damn punk he is after they started hating him for becoming a rock star. Thankfully he seems to have gotten over that and can move on and make meaningful music.



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i really hate the song "american idiot" and i'm not too much of a fan of the rest of the album aside from "boulevard of broken dreams".

i'm still convinced that it's yet another half-assed punk anthem for clueless suburban kids to chant "fuck bush" to at the warped tour, in between sucking down slices of domino's pizza.

whatever. last time i said this, i started a fight.

i like the entire "warning" album a hell of a lot, and like the oldest stuff for the most part better.
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Old 02-17-2005, 02:29 PM   #48
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I disagree with your assessment that it's a "fuck bush" album. Yeah, the title track kinda is. But I find that the rest of the album, for the most part, is more of a personal story than a "fuck america" thing. You may want to give it another listen.


you should read my later posts.

i'm pretty sure i said that was my feeling after hearing THAT SONG, and nowhere did i say it was representative of the rest of the album.

i already explained this to UL.
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So I finally bought this, and there are NO pics of the band inside! What a ripoff!
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So I finally bought this, and there are NO pics of the band inside! What a ripoff!


Well.... that's because it's not about them, it's about Jesus of Suburbia, St. Jimmy, and Whatsername.
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:19 AM   #51
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UL, can you please explain the concept of the rock opera? I'm not getting it

I like the CD anyway, which proves my point of many years, you don't have to like something to get it, and you can get it and still not like it, so not gettting it has no bearing on whether or not you like something.
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Basically, it's about a group of kids that are detached from traditional things in society like family and religion, and those institutions have been replaced with war, drugs, ennui, and consumerism. It's really heavy on the consumerism=new religion thing. The story is a little hard to follow, so it's easier to pick up on recurring themes and try to work it out from there.
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Thanks!
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I'm a bit embarrassed to say I don't have this yet.
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how could you possibly be embarassed for NOT having it?

i believe iwasbored has nailed it completely.

and i'm sorry u2kitten, but if you buy cds for pictures of the band...come on.
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Oh that wasn't the only reason, but I was hoping
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