Sunday, July 12, 2009

Green Day Show Set List, GM Place, Vancouver

Green Day Show Set List, GM Place, Vancouver

Greenday played their set at the GM Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada on July 4th 2009

21st Century Breakdown World Tour Set List:

Song of the Century
21st Century Breakdown
Know Your Enemy
East Jesus Nowhere
Holiday
The Static Age
Before the Lobotomy
Are We the Waiting
St. Jimmy
Geek Stink Breath
Hitchin' A Ride
Brain Stew
Jaded
Longview
Basket Case
She
King For A Day
Shout (The Isley Brothers cover)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover)
21 Guns (lyrics)
American Eulogy

Green Day Set Encore:

American Idiot
Jesus Of Suburbia
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Minority
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

More Green Day Set Lists

Monday, May 11, 2009

Green Day Tour Dates for July - August 2009




Green Day have anounced an early tranche of tour dates for the promotion of 21st century breakdown.

Greenday Tour Dates July - August 2009:

7/03/09 - Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
7/11/09 - Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
7/13/09 - Chicago, IL (United Center)
7/14/09 - Detroit, MI (Palace of Auburn Hills)
7/20/09 - Boston, MA (TD Bank)
7/22/09 - Pittsburgh, PA (Mellon Arena)
7/24/09 - Hartford, CT (XL Center)
7/25/09 - Albany, NY (Times Union Center)
7/27/09 - New York, NY (MSG)
7/31/09 - Nashville, TN (Somet Center)
8/01/09 - Atlanta, GA (Gwinnet)
8/05/09 - Orlando, FL (Amway Arena)
8/08/09 - Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
8/09/09 - San Antonio, TX (AT & T Center)
8/13/09 - Omaha, NE (Qwest)
8/16/09 - Salt Lake City, UT (Energy Sol Arena)
8/18/09 - San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)
8/20/09 - San Diego, CA (Cox Arena)
8/21/09 - Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay)
8/24/09 - Sacramento, CA (Arco Arena)

The set lists for some of these dates will be on The Spaghetti Incident?

The source for the dates is Greenday's Official Website

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I heard you crying all the way across town

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The Guardian newspaper has written a review of Green Day’s new album, 21st Century Breakdown, which is all nice and dandy. I thought the final paragraph was way interesting and worth some further comment:

“Green Day have become so accustomed to viewing the American Dream as a nightmare that they've lost sight of another significant interpretation. That three punks who named their band after slacker slang for sitting around getting stoned can become the most prescient polemicists of their age is as good a justification of the American ideal as you could hope to find.”

This is an interesting insight as on face value, it could be very true, Green Day are now the American Dream. Young people everywhere want to have their success. Their songs, their money, their houses, their face on the cover of a magazine. They want it all and they want it now. They are the new ideal American Idol. They stuck it to the man with their songs and now they are the Man about the House. Game over, man.

Going deeper though, predictable people could parrot on that Green Day have now actually become part of the corporate machine (by the way which one of you is Pink?), indeed a global commercial juggernaut selling boat loats of songs, t shirts and concert tickets, giving the apathetic consumer whores something else to suckle from the tit of commercial greed. This view, however, could just simply be myself echoing the familiar cry against every band who ever tasted mainstream success having come from initial humble punk roots as having sold out to the Man. Man, there is NO return to 86.

Or you could just say Green Day are just three guys making their way through the universe who got very lucky.

Where I disagreed with the paragraph was where it described Green Day as being “prescient polemicists”. Prescient means to have an ability to see the future. A polemicist is a person who puts forward a controversial view. For the Guardian to suggest that Green Day have the ability to see the future is quite odd, because American Idiot (of which its lyrical themes presumably precipitated the comment) was actually a comment on what had happened to America under the watch of George Bush. It was not a guess as to what would happen. St Jimmy blew his brains out, Green Day did not foresee this but commented on the fact. As for being polemic, that fact Green Day are soooo popular suggests they are not actually putting forward a controversial view, in fact they could just be singing what everybody is thinking.

Originally published as Do you have the time to listen to me whine?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pictures from Green Day's secret gig at Oakland's Uptown Night Club

Pictures from Green Day's secret gig at Oakland's Uptown Night Club 

Green Day are warming up for a world tour to promote 21st Century Breakdown album with some warm up gigs. Here's some pictures of  them  performing their third 'secret' gig.

April 2009


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Billie Joe did you hear us crying loud?

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All the way across town?
green day live uptown night club

Don't you wanna be an american idiot?

Images sourced from here, with more of Green Day.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

See the Light Lyrics Green Day

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See the Light Lyrics Green Day

The final song in Green Day's epic 21st Century Breakdown.

The lyrics suggested a tired character, not quite converted, not quite sure of they want but wanting something but not getting it from religion. What do you think?

The references to fighting echo that of 21 guns.

See the Light lyrics:

I crossed the river
Fell into the sea
Where the non-believers
Go beyond belief
Then I scratched the surface
In the mouth of hell
Running out of service
In the blood I fell

I just want to see the light
i don't want to lose my sight
I just want to see the light
I need to know what's worth the fight

I've been wasted
Pills and alcohol
I've been chasing
Down the pool halls
Then I drank the water
From a hurricane
And I set a fire
Just to see the flame

I just want to see the light
I don't want to lose my sight
I just want to see the light
I need to know what's worth the fight

I crossed the desert
Reaching higher ground
Then I pound the pavement
To take the liars down
But it's gone forever
But never too late
Where the ever after
Is in the hands of fate

I just want to see the light
I don't want to lose my sight
I just want to see the light
I need to know what's worth the fight

More Horseshoes and Handgrenades

Check out the lyrics to Fuck Time or Kill the DJ from Greenday's Uno album.

American Eulogy Part Two: Modern World Lyrics Green Day

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American Eulogy Part Two: Modern World Lyrics Green Day

Here's Part One: Mass Hysteria of American Eulogy

I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world

I'm the class of 13
In the era of dissent
A hostage of the soul
On a strike to pay the rent
The last of the rebels
Without a common ground
I'm gonna light a fire
Into the underground

I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world

I am a nation
Without bureaucratic ties
Deny the allegation as it's written

I want to take a ride to the great divide
Beyond the "up to date"
And then neo-gentrified
The high definition for the low resident
Where the value of your mind
Is not held in contempt
I can hear the sound of
A beating heart
That bleeds beyond a system
That's falling apart
With money to burn
On a minimum wage
'Cause I don't give a shit
About the modern age

I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world
I don't want to live in the modern world
Mass Hysteria
I don't want to live in the modern world
Mass Hysteria
I don't want to live in the modern world
Mass Hysteria
I don't want to live in the modern world
Mass Hysteria



American Eulogy Part One: Mass Hysteria Lyrics Greenday

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American Eulogy Part One: Mass Hysteria Lyrics Greenday

Green Day have bravely used the term 'niggers' in the lyric. It will be interesting to see how people react to it.


American Eulogy Lyric:

Sing us the song of the century
That sings like American eulogy
The dawn of my love and conspiracy
Of forgotten hope and the class of 13
Tell me a story into that goodnight
Sing us a song for me

Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria

Red alert is the color of panic
Elevated to the point of static
Beating into the hearts of the fanatics
And the neighborhood's a loaded gun
Idle thought leads to full-throttle screaming
And the welfare is asphyxiating
Mass confusion is all the new rage
And it's creating a feeding ground
For the bottom feeders of hysteria

Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria

True sounds of maniacal laughter
And the deaf-mute is misleading the choir
The punch line is a natural disaster
And it's sung by the unemployed
Fight fire with a riot
The class war is hanging on a wire
Because the martyr is a compulsive liar
When he said 
"It's just a bunch of niggers throwing gas into the hysteria"

Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria

There's a disturbance on the oceanside
They tapped into the reserve
The static response is so unclear now
Mayday this is not a test!
As the neighborhood burns, American is falling
Vigilantes warning you
Calling Christian and Gloria