Ever since the band Green Day was formed in the East Bay Area of California back in 1987, it has been a central part of the rising punk scene of the 80s and 90s. Together with fellow California acts, including Bad Religion, Sublime, and Rancid, Green Day has been credited with bringing punk rock closer to the mainstream audience.
The trio of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool has become the voice of a generation with their anthems such as "Jesus of Suburbia," "21 Guns," and "Wake Me Up When September Ends." Get yourself a holiday or have the time of your life with these
Green Day vinyl records:
To anyone who is not yet a Green Day fan, their "International Superhits!" album is a great start. The November 2001 compilation contains most of their early work up until that point, excluding works from their first two albums "39/Smooth" and "Kerplunk." The tracks in the collection are from "Dookie" (1994), "Insomniac" (1995), "Nimrod" (1997), and "Warning" (2000). It also includes the 1995 non-album single "J.A.R" and the previously unreleased "Poprocks and Coke."
Enjoy the 21-track album in its 12-inch, 33 rpm vinyl format. Listen to the hits "Basket Case," "Brain Stew/ Jaded," "Redundant." and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)."
Dookie is a landmark in the band's history as it was their major label debut back in February 1994. Moreover, it has been so significant to the band members, fans, and the music industry - earning the band a Grammy in 1995 for the "Best Alternative Album" and propelling the band to mainstream recognition.
The songs were mostly written by Armstrong about his personal experiences and tackles issues from boredom to having relationships. It spawned one of their classics, "Basket Case," as well as other hit singles like "She" and "Welcome to Paradise." Lastly, the album contained a hidden track, "All by Myself," written by Tré Cool.
The punk-rock-opera-concept album, reminiscent of The Who's "Tommy" and Pink Floyd's "The Wall, marked Green Day's return to the top of the music scene. In 2006, "American Idiot" was released and told the story of a disillusioned generation through its character known as "Jesus of Suburbia."
Green Day's Grammy Award-winning album contained most of the songs instantly recognizable to the modern generation - the title track "American Idiot," "Holiday," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," and "Jesus of Suburbia."
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The censored form of their strongly-worded title also featured a rainbow shooting unicorn on the cover. Armstrong described the latest album as "soul, Motown, glam and manic anthemic." Also, this is Green Day's contribution to the rock trifecta "Hella Mega Tour" with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, with the bands releasing singles and albums together in support of their co-headlining concert.
The ten-track vinyl runs for 26 minutes and 16 seconds, the shortest Green Day album so far. Its title track is the band's upbeat anthem about "making people feel bad." Overall, the band's latest offering is a fun-filled session distinct from most of their previous works.
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