I want to admit upfront that prior to the release of American Idiot I was never a Green Day fan. Having gotten that off my chest, I was totally blown away by American Idiot which is the closest thing to a perfect album that we have seen in many years. In my humble opinion it is easily the best album so far in the 2000’s.
The album’s theme had a lot of meaning when it was initially released in the middle of the Bush years and all of those feelings are coming back to me as I contemplate a potential win by Mitt Romney in this year’s US Presidential election. Let’s listen to a couple of my favorite song from the album.
American Idiot (sorry about the ad!)
Give Me Novacaine
As great as these two songs are, you really cannot appreciate how good the album is without listening to it end to end. So….here it is in all it’s glory for your enjoyment. As you listen to the two embedded rock operas in this gem of an album, I think you will agree with me about how good this album is.
Still not had enough Green Day??? Me neither…here is a live version of Wake Me Up When September Ends.