I would like to invite you to watch my presentation about my hobby. It`s about music. ENTER! During the show you could listen to some songs of Green Day. Well we can START! GO! Introduction and something about author:) The biography of Green Day Members of band Text of songs Some Green Day`s albums ”American Idiot” – The commercial boom Gallery Conclusion Ending show Go to the Main Menu Introduction. Hobbies are the activities that we do regularly for our pleasure and satisfaction. A lot of people like going to the cinema, theatre, concerts and art exhibitions. Others practise sports, for ex. tennis, football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, exercise in fitness centers, train cycling and jogging. There are also more and more “extreme sports” enthusiasts who not only want to be in good shape but also try some unusual experience, have thrilling adventures and test their abilities. The most popular risky sports are surfing, scuba diving, rafting, caving, parachuting, bungee jumping, paragliding, hang – gliding, alpinism and motor racing. Those who prefer safer and more relaxing activities go fishing, take pictures, mend things in the house, cultivate the garden, play a musical instrument, keep a pet, collect things such as phone cards, coins, porcelain figurines or model cars, knit, sew, read books and watch TV. My name is Ann. I am 18 years old. I live in a small villlage - where is the popular Museum of Maria Konopnicka – in Żarnowiec. I go to the third class to High Shool in Krosno. I am interested in computers but my hobby is music. Music is very important in my life. I listen to music every evening at home and when I am on the bus with my personal stereo. I listen to many kinds of music but expecially rock, techno, and sometimes heavy – metal. My favourite music band is GREEN DAY. I would like to tell you some stories about this marvellous and popular (expecially among teenagers but the older people also ) group. They aren`t controversial like TaTu but they are a brilliant team. I like listening to Green Day`s songs because they have got very suprising lyrics. From my presentation you may learn some facts about biography of this gorgeous band and about the divine singer - Billie. I admire Billie for his love to music and his rare voice. Certainly, you could read the texts of songs and watch unique photos. Go to the Main Menu Green Day is a pop punk band consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals, born Michael Ryan Pritchard), and Tra Cool (drummer, backing vocals, born Frank Edwin Wright III, in Germany). Since their sixth album, the band have included close friend and associate, back-up guitarist Jason White. At the age of 12, Tra Cool became a member of the band The Lookouts. Their album attracted some attention, and Tra began performing at an early age at the Berkeley, California punk rock all-ages venue 924 Gilman Street. In 1988, Billie Joe Armstrong, (aged 16) and Mike Dirnt (also aged 16) formed "Sweet Children", with Armstrong on lead vocals and guitar, Dirnt on bass and backing vocals, and John Kiffmeyer (a.k.a. Al Sobrante), on drums. Their first show was in 1988 at Rod's Hickory's backyard in Rodeo, California. A couple of months later, they played a high school party with the Lookouts in a remote mountain location near Willits, California, where Tre and Kain Kong of the Lookouts lived and attended school. Only five kids showed up for the party but they left after the first song, and there was no electricity in the house and the toilet didn't work, so Sweet Children had to play using a generator and candlelight, but they played, as Lookouts singer/guitarist Larry Livermore put it, "as if they were The Beatles at Shea Stadium." Livermore, who also ran the Berkeley independent label Lookout! Records, immediately offered them a deal, and in early 1989 they recorded their first EP, 1,000 Hours, and then decided, weeks before the EP release, to change their name to Green Day, a slang term for a day spent smoking cannabis. The band were smokers since puberty and Billie Joe got his nickname, "Two Dollar Bill", from selling joints at that price ($2) at his high school. The song "Green Day", written by Billie Joe, is about his first experience using marijuana. Many references to the drug appear in Green Day's music, though it is by no means their defining characteristic. One year later, in April 1990, Green Day released their first album ”39/Smooth”, and that summer they set out in a van on their first national tour. Before leaving, they recorded another four-song EP called Slappy and while in Minneapolis-St. Paul they recorded a four- song EP of some of their old songs for the local label Skene Records, and called it "Sweet Children". In 1991, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was released on CD, this re -issued ”39/Smooth” with all the tracks from Slappy and 1,000 Hours. Go to the Part 1 After this tour, at the end of the summer of 1990, Al Sobrante left the band on what was supposed to be a temporary basis to attend college in Arcata, California. By this time the Lookouts had become mostly inactive, and Tra Cool, now 17 and living in Berkeley, began playing with Green Day as a temporary replacement. The combination worked out so well that he soon became Green Day's permanent drummer. During 1991, the band toured and played locally, building up a large fan following, and also wrote and recorded their second album, ”Kerplunk!”, which was released on Lookout Records in January 1992. The CD version also included the four tracks from the Sweet Children EP. They continued to tour through 1992 and 1993, ranging as far afield as the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, and Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) When the tour came through the UK, it was notable for a famous appearance at a Wigan social club called The rainbow. The gig would have been a standard stop on an independent punk band's minor UK tour, were it not for one small fact: the band decided to use their set to stage their own version of the Nativity, featuring Billie Joe as all three schizophrenic Three Wise Punks, Mike as Santa Claus and a bad-taste version of the Virgin Birth featuring Tre as Mary, a roadie as Jesus and a bag of rice pudding and tomato ketchup as the Holy Placenta. This sort of theatrical show would become common practice for the band ten years later, only on a much larger scale. By 1993, Green Day had sold about 55,000 copies of ”Kerplunk!”, a large amount for the independent punk scene in those days, and attracted a great deal of attention from the major labels. Eventually they decided to sign a deal with Reprise Records, leaving Lookout on friendly terms, and spent the greater part of the year recording their major label debut, ”Dookie”, which proved to be an almost instant sensation, helped by extensive MTV airplay for the videos "Longview", "When I Come Around" and "Basket Case". In 1994, Green Day embarked on a nationwide tour and chose queercore band Pansy Division as their opening act and backstage fun. At the time this was regarded as quite controversia, nonetheless, the tour was a huge success. Green Day had made their audience aware that they were not just another 'pop' band with a couple of hit singles. The band joined the lineups of both the Lollapalooza Festival and Woodstock 1994. Green Day's Woodstock gig included a gigantic mud fight between the band and the audience, leading to a melee in which Dirnt lost his front teeth. Go to the Part 2 Rise in popularity Following the cancellation of the European tour, the band spent the next year- and-half resting in reclusion and writing new material, issuing Nimrod in October 1997 with a more artistic and conceptual approach. It reached 10 at home and went double platinum on the strength of the surprise crossover hit "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)". After that the band took some time out of the spotlight, issuing the poppy Kinks-like Warning, another Top 5 hit, three years later in fall 2000. In 2002 the band issued their first b-side Album ”Shenanigans”, which was received warmly by fans and included the song "Ha Ha You're Dead ", written by Mike Dirnt and recorded exclusively for this album. In 2003, during time Green Day spent in the studio, a New Wave band appeared on the scene, known as The Network. Three of five members of the band are the three main members of Green Day. The frontman, known as "Fink", is Billie Joe Armstrong. Billie has referred to himself as Wilhelm Fink in the past. This is confirmed on the Pinhead Gunpowder Web site bio of Billie. The bass player, known as "Van Gough", is Mike Dirnt (both are vegetarians). The Network's drummer, "The Snoo", is Tra Cool. John Roecker, director of 'Live Freaky Die Freaky', starring Green Day and other East Bay punk alumni, and Green Day's DVD Documentary "Heart Like A Hand Grenade", has spoken of various projects recorded at Studio 880, including a New Wave album and a Christmas album, during the sessions of their latest album. Studio 880 is the credited studio in The Network's Money Money 2020 album and Green Day's ”American Idiot”. Go to the Main Menu Fighting burnout after Warning, the band went into the studio to write and record new material for an album. After completing 20 tracks&mdash. an impressive album according to those few who heard it&mdash. The master tapes were stolen from the studio. The band chose not to try and re-create the stolen album but instead started over with a vow to be even better than before. The resulting 2004 album, American Idiot, was billed as a "punk rock opera", or more accurately a concept album, which follows the journey of the fictitious 'Jesus of Suburbia' and the characters he meets along the road, principally 'St. Jimmy' and 'Whatsername'. The album could also be described as an anti-war allegory, as it features songs denouncing George W. Bush and the invasion of Iraq. The story of Jesus of Suburbia is deliberately ambiguous, and it is possible to interpret it as the story of a young man going to serve his country overseas. Indeed, this is plausible, as this is the very narrative that features in the music video for the fourth single to be taken from American Idiot, Wake Me Up When September Ends. American Idiot won a Grammy in 2005 for Best Rock Album along with 5 other Grammy nominations. The song "American Idiot" was featured in the video game Madden NFL 2005. The band at the moment are touring, promoting the album with a largely failing dates, continuing the theatrics of the shows from the Warning: and Shenanigans tours by featuring a horn section dressed as a pink rabbit and a bumblebee, Billie Joe donning a crown and silk cape for the song "King For A Day" and drawn-out performances of certain songs like "Hitchin' a Ride" and "Minority", where Billie Joe uses the instrumental sections to make popcorn with the crowd, a staple of Green Day's blue live performances. They also perform covers of the songs "We are the Champions" by Queen, & "Shout (song)" by Otis Day & the Knights. Many long-time Green Day fans felt uncomfortable and even threatened when American Idiot was released. The music was much more accessible, and was occasionally mistaken by younger music fans and so called posers who had previously been oblivious to Green Day's work, for the 'boybands with guitars' style of Busted and McFly. This was particularly insulting, as some would argue that such boybands exploit the very things that made the likes of Green Day, and later Blink-182, strike a chord with young audiences and mimic them in a contrived and insincere way, in what amounts to no more than a marketing ploy. 1.Billie Joe Armstrong 2.Micheal Ryan Pritchard 3.Frank Edwin Wright III 4.Jason White 5.John Kiffmeyer FULL NAME : Billie Joe Armstrong AGE/BIRTHDATE : 33; born February 17, 1972 HOMETOWN : Rodeo, California, USA EYE COLOR : Green NATURAL HAIR COLOR : Reddish Brown HEIGHT : 5'7 MARTIAL STATUS : Married Adrienne Nesser (July 2, 1994) CHILDREN : Joseph Marciano; born in March of 1995, and Jakob Danger; born September of 1998. FAMILY : Billie's father, Andy, died of cancer when he was 10 years old (September 1982). His mom, Ollie, raised him from then on. He has 5 older siblings (David, Allen, Marcy, Holly, and Anna). WHEELS : A black BMW convertible. INSTRUMENTS : Guitar, harmonica, mandolin, drums, piano, and most recently, the saxophone. RECORD COMPANY : Billie and Adrienne have co-ownership of Adeline Records. OTHER BANDS : Billie still plays with Pinhead Gunpowder. He has also played with The Influents, Corrupted Morals, Rancid, the Lookouts, Goodbye Harry, and Blatz. Billie Childhood One of the influental people in punk rock music, as he was ranked, Billie Joe, was born on February 17, 1972 in Rodeo, California, as the youngest of 6 children. His dad, Andy, was a jazz musician and a truck driver for safeway, who passed away of lung cancer, in September 1982, Billie Joe was only 10. His mother was a waitress at a restaurant called Rod's Hickory Pit. As far as he started to talk he also began to sing and got used to go around to hospitals and sing to patients to cheer them up! Billie Joe's first song was Look For Love. W hen he was 5, he recorded this song for the locally based Fiat Records. Apperance Billie has green eyes. His hair color is naturally brown, but through the years has gone many coolers ranging from blue to blond. He currently has black hair. He is 5'6. He once had a nose ring, which he no longer wears as it kept getting caught on his guitar. He has the names of his family tattooed on his arms, also 5 piercing which can all be found in the ear. Sweet children At the age of 10, Billie Joe met M ike in the school canteen and they got hooked up on punk rock music... Soon after they had formed their first band named Sweet Children. At the age of 11 Billie Joe got his first guitar he called Blue, as a present from his father. At 14 he wrote his first song was a song named W hy Do You W ant Him? (This can be found on 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, track 12). This song was about Billie Joe's mum, and how his step dad who he and his fellow siblings hated. It's obvious that Billie Joe's biggest love was music so he dropped out of school to devote to the band. Green Day As soon as band's first drummer Al Sobrante quit the band in a purpose of going to college, was quickly replaced by Tre Cool. W ho was at the time playing with the lookouts. Then Sweet Children was renamed Green Day. In a matter of time they were playing around the country, traveling in a bookmobilie driven by Tres's father. In 1997 (Just after the release of Nimrod) Green day played a show at tower records, the show only last 40 minuets. During this time they totally wrecked the place, which cost up to $50,000 the band however were not charged. Billy Family Billie Joe's dad died when he was only 11. In 1990 in Minneapolis Billie Joe caught a glimpse of Adrienne for the first time. They got married on July 2, 1994, there service only lasted 5 minutes!! The next day came another little surprise, Adrienne was pregnant!! Now they have 2 kids, I mean, 2 sons, Joseph Marciano who was born on March, 1995 and Jakob Danger, born on September 12, 1998. Some interesting Facts I believe that you'd be interested in the first album Billie Joe bought.. It was Elvis Presley's The Sun Sessions. I guess you'd agree with me that Billie Joe is known for his odd and amusing actions on the stage and kinda rebellious sense of humor. I think you know that bit I'll mention it anyway, Billie Joe is co-founder and partial owner of the independent label Adeline Records. He's a member of a band named Pinhead Gunpowder. He was also member of Blatz, Rancid, The Lookouts, Goodbye Harry, Corrupted Morals. When Billie Joe was in high school he was given the nick name "2$ bill" because he used to sell joints for $2! On the topic of joints, he smoked his first joint with his best friends mum. Guitars Speaking of his guitars, he has since had a copy of Blue made by Fender. It's just like the original one but with different stickers on. Billie Joe's original Blue had two single-coil pick ups and a Seymour Duncan "Jeff Beck" Humbucker pick up. Billie Joe has a Fender Jazzmaster, a sonic blue Fender Jagstang, a Gibson classic Series ES-135 and ES-335, an SG, Rickenbacker, and a Guild sunburst acoustic(Played in the good ridance video). And to play them lovely gutiars he uses a Dunlop Tortex standard size (0.88mm) picks. Name: Micheal Ryan Pritchard Date/place of birth: 5.4.1972 / Rodeo, California Zodiac Sign: Taurus Band position: bass player, backing vocals Plays: bass, guitar, drums, farfisa, baseball bat.. Songs he has written: Emenius Sleepus, J.A.R., Scumbag, Ha Ha You're Dead, Nobody Likes You (from Homecoming) Other bands: The Frustrators, Screeching Weasel, Crummy Musicians, Squirtgun Current Residence: Oakland, California Mike owns a BMW and likes to show it around. Difficult childhood M ike Dirnt (actually, M icheal Ryan Pritchard) was born in California on M ay 4th, 1972, to a heroin-addicted mother. W hen Dirnt was seven, his adoptive parents divorced (since then, they have gotten back together), and Dirnt bounced between the two until finally settling in with his adoptive mom and older sister. That, too, was short lived, and soon Dirnt struck out on his own, working, among a handful of jobs, at Rod's Hickery Pit where Billie Joe's mom was a waitress. He had a difficult childhood but let's say it this way, Billie Joe brightened up his life. They met each other in the school canteen at the age of 10 and M ike got used to go to Billie Joe's house to play guitar. M ike and Billie Joe (dream team) did a load of covers together and M ike decided to switch to bass. Dirnt rented a room on the side of Billie Joe's house when he was 15. Unlike Billie Joe, who was expelled from 2 schools and eventually dropped out, M ike got good grades in school, and even completed a few courses at a local community college. In 1986, M ike and Billie Joe founded their first band called Sweet Children which, in 1989, changed its name to Green Day. Eventually Billie Joe and M ike moved out and lived in a punk rock commune called Seventh Street (some sources say that they dedicated a song called W elcome To Paradise to that place). Family M ike married his girlfriend Anastacia in August of 1996, they now have a daughter named Estelle – Desiree born in April 1997. The pressures of being in Green Day have become to much for M ike and Anastacia marriage to withstand and they got divorced. Unfortunatellt, they couldn`t patch the things up but they are still good friends and M ike also re – married in 2004 to Sarah, but that too was cut short because he was ”spending to much time in the studio”. W orld is, he is currently engaged, but it all could just be rumors. Mike Other bands He also played for Screeching Weasel, Crummy Musicians, Squirtgun, and still plays with The Frustrators, who are signed by Adeline records, the company co-owned by fellow band mate Billie Joe. But Green Day needed him the most soo... M ikes Caffine mad! Many fans know by now that Moke loves star buck coffee... He actually opened a cafe in Oakland, California and sells a lot of coffe there too, star bucks style people. Guitars All of Green Day freaks would be batty at me for not mentioning Mike`s bass. The Mike Drint Precision Basse has been designed to Mike`s unique specifications and comes in three colours: two colour Sunburst, Black and Vintage White so if you tend to buy one... Way to go He also uses the Fender `62 American Standard Precision Basse and a Gibson G-3 Bass. He also uses a Mesa\Boggie ”Bassis M-2000” amp and custom made 6x10 and 1x18 Mesa\Boogie cabinets. He plays Ernie Ball strings, and he custom made yellow Dunlop, 73 mm picks. So long! *FULL NAME : Frank Edwin Wright III *AGE/BIRTHDATE : 32; born December 9, 1972 *HOMETOWN : Willits, California, USA *EYE COLOR : Blue *NATURAL HAIR COLOR : Brown *HEIGHT : 5'6 (?) *MARTIAL STATUS : Married his long time girlfriend Lisea Lyons in March of 1995. They divorced sometime after. In May 2000, he married Claudia. In 2003, he and Claudia broke up. *CHILDREN : Ramona, born January 1995 to ex-wife, Lisea Lyons; Frankito ("Little Frank"), born 2001 to Claudia. *FAMILY : Tre grew up with his father and 2 siblings. He now lives in Oakland, California with his ex-wife, Claudia, and son, Frankito. *WHEELS : A SUV. *INSTRUMENTS : Drums, the accordion, and the guitar. *OTHER BANDS : Tre has also played with The Lookouts, Sreeching Weasels, and Samiam. Frank Frank Edwin Wright III was born December 9, 1972 in Frankfurt, Germany, making him the youngest member of Green Day. He lived in the Mendocino mountains, California with his dad and his 2 older siblings. His dad, a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, decided to move the family there to insulate them upon his return to the United States. Tre's closest neighbor was none other than Lookout! Records owner Lawrence Livermore, who also owned the punk band the Lookouts. At age 12, Livermore recruited Tre to join The Lookouts, and that's when Livermore gave him the name of Tre Cool (which means Very Cool in French). After Green Day's first tour around the country (following the release of 39/Smooth), John Kriftmeyer decided to leave Green Day. Looking no farther than Gilman Street, Billie Joe and Mike recruited Tre, who was already a 5 year veteran of the Gilman Street scene. Tre decided to drop out of high school his sophmore year. However, he did pass an equivalency test and earned his GED, and he even began taking classes at a nearby community college. He had to drop out of college however, when the demands of Green Day's touring intensified. Tre's father, who owns a small trucking company, overhauled a used bookmobile, and even served as the driver on three seperate tours. Frank Wright. "On their first tour or two, it was more of a party than anything else. I still scratch my head and say, 'How in the hell did they make it?' They used to practice in my living room here - a lot of the songs they did on Dookie. You hear it coming together, and you don't expect people are going to go out and buy it. But when it does, you just say, 'Wow, that's so cool.'‘ Tre had a daughter named Ramona in January of 1995, then he married his long time girlfriend Lisea Lyons in March. Him and Lisea are divorced now, but Tre remarried in May of 2000, to Claudia. Claudia and him have a son named Frankito, which means "Little Frank". Tre and Claudia divorced in 2003, but they still live together with Frankito in Oakland, California. Recently, Tre has been linked to Donna C., drummer of The Donnas, however they are no longer together. FULL NAME : Jason White AGE/BIRTHDATE : 31; born November 11, 1973 HOMETOWN : Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. EYE COLOR : Blue NATURAL HAIR COLOR : Brown HEIGHT : 5'10 MARTIAL STATUS : Jason recently got married in February 2005. INSTRUMENTS : Guitar and bass. RECORD COMPANY : Co-founder of Adeline Records. OTHER BANDS : Pinhead Gunpowder, The Influents, Chino Horde, and The Big Cats. Jason Adeline Records Jason met Billie Joe when he moved California and lived in the Bay area. They soon became good friends and started a record company named Adeline Records with Adrienne Armstrong (Billie Joe's wife), Jim Thiebaud and Lynn Parker. As well as co-owning a record company with Billie Joe he is also in a band with him, Pinhead Gunpowder, where he plays guitar and vocals. Jason joined Pinhead Gunpowder in 1995 to replace Mike Kersh. On the album 'Shoot the Moon' Jason wrote 'Cabot Gal'. He and Bill Schneider (bass) wanted to try something new, recruiting Bill's brother, Greg Schneider (vocals and guitar) and W illie Samuels (drums) of The Receivers. Jason and Greg began writing songs and sharing the vocal duties - sometimes collaborating, other times bringing in their own compositions. After taking their time working and playing together for a little over a year, and after only a handful of live shows, they went in and self-recorded and produced their debut album, 'Check Please', in the summer of 2000. The articles and reviews came in. They were taken back by the praise it was receiving in the press and in magazines from all over the globe. 'Check please' was a Top Five Artist Pick in Rolling Stone and a Top 10 Best Seller at local chain Rasputin's that same year. Green Day Soon Billie Joe needed his help on an album (Jason to the rescue) and became second guitarist for Green Day on the W arning album to add a richer sound. If that wasn't enough he then played on tour with Green Day on the Pop Disaster, W arning and American Idiot tours. Green Day must like this guy a lot as he has appeared in two of their videos, W hen I Come Around, he's the guy kissing his, then, girlfriend by the car whilst that man is perving on them, and their most recent W ake Me up W hen September Ends. W hist playing with Green Day he likes to stay out of the spotlight. He says "I'm just a helping hand to the band; it's all about them three" A lot of people have been wondering and saying that he is the fourth member now but that isn't true at all and isn't planning to be. Billie Joe has said "He'll be playing with us for this tour, but we're not going to a four-member band from now on." Jasons going to carry on working with Green Day whilst they are on the American Idiot tour, after that he is going to be recording new material with The Influents Name: John Kiffmeyer Date / place of birth: ? Family: wife Greta Band position: ex drummer Plays: drums Song he has written: I Was There Other bands: Ne'er Do Wells Early Days Al Sobrante was the original drummer for Green Day (then Sweet Children). He drummed on 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and several other EP's. He did one tour with them and then dropped out to go to college. After that he produced Kerplunk and seemed to drop off the face of the earth. Underground bands However he has been seen around Berkeley 'hanging out, drinking beer, and playing in underground bands'. As for Ne'er Do Wells they changed their name to the Hi-fives and he no longer plays for them. Family John now lives in San Francisco with his wife Greta (they were married in the summer of '94). And as far as we know he no longer plays music. Release Date: April 19, 1991 Track Listing: 1. At the Library 2. Don't Leave Me 3. I Was There 4. Disappearing Boy 5. Green Day 6. Going to Pasalacqua 7. 16 8. Road to Acceptance 9. Rest 10. The Judge's Daughter 11. Paper Laterns 12. Why Do You Want Him? 13. 409 in Your Coffeemaker 14. Knowledge 15. 1,000 Hours 16. Dry Ice 17. Only Of You 18. The One That I Want 19. I Want to Be Alone Release Date: January 17, 1992 Track Listing: 1. 2,000 Light Years Away 2. One for the Razorbacks 3. Welcome to Paradise 4. Christie Road 5. Private Ale 6. Dominated Love Slave 7. One of My Lies 8. 80 9. Andriod 10. No One Knows 11. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield 12. Words I Might Have Ate 13. Sweet Children 14. Best Thing In Town 15. Strangeland 16. My Generation Release Date: February 1, 1994 Track Listing: 1. Burnout 2. Having a Blast 3. Chump 4. Longview 5. Welcome to Paradise 6. Pulling Teeth 7. Basket Case 8. She 9. Sassafras Roots 10. When I Come Around 11. Coming Clean 12. Emenius Sleepus 13. In the End 14. F.O.D. (Fuck Off and Die) 15. All by Myself Release Date: October 10, 1995 Track Listing: 1. Armatage Skanks 2. Brat 3. Stuck With Me 4. Geek Stink Breath 5. No Pride 6. Bab's Uvula Who? 7. 86 8. Panic Song 9. Stuart and the Ave 10. Brain Stew 11. Jaded 12. Westbound Sign 13. Tight Wad Hill 14. Walking Contradiction Release Date: October 14, 1997 Track Listing: 1. Nice Guys Finish Last 2. Hitchin' a Ride 3. The Grouch 4. Reduntant 5. Scattered 6. All the Time 7. Worry Rock 8. Platypus (I Hate You) 9. Uptight 10. Last Ride In (Instrumental) 11. Jinx 12. Haushinka 13. Walking Alone 14. Reject 15. Take Back 16. King for a Day 17. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) 18. Prosthetic Head Here you can find the text of some songs. Choose the lyrics. ”Boulevard of broken dreams” ”Holiday” ”Wake me up when September ends” ”Basket case” ”American Idiot” I walk a lonely road The only one that I have ever known I walk alone Don't know where it goes I walk alone But it's home to me and I walk alone I walk alone I walk this empty street I walk a On the boulevard of broken dreams W here the city sleeps M y shadow's the only one that walks And I'm the only one and I walk alone beside me M y shallow heart's the only thing that's I walk alone beating I walk alone Sometimes I wish someone out there I walk alone will find me I walk a Til then I walk alone M y shadow's the only one that walks I walk alone beside me M y shallow heart's the only I walk a thing that's beating Sometimes I wish someone out there I walk this empty street will find me On the boulevard of broken dreams Til then I walk alone W here the city sleeps And I'm the only one and I walk a I'm walking down the line That divides me somewhere in my M y shadow's the only one that walks mind beside me On the borderline of the edge M y shallow heart's the only thing that's And where I walk alone beating Read between the lines of what's Sometimes I wish someone out there Fucked up and everything's alright will find me Check my vital signs to know I'm still Til then I walk alone alive And I walk alone Hear the sound of the falling rain, The representative from California has Coming down like and Armageddon the floor flame, The shame, Zieg Heil to the president gas man, The ones who died without a name, Bombs away is your punishment, Hear the dogs howling out of key, Pulverize the Eiffel towers, To a hymn called "Faith and M isery", W ho criticize your government, And bleed the company lost the war Bang, Bang goes the broken glass, today Kill all the fags that don't agree, Trials by fire setting fire, I beg to dream and differ, Is not a way that's meant for me, From the hollow lies, Just cause, This is the dawning of the rest of our Just cause because we're outlaws, yeah! lives On Holiday I beg to dream and differ, From the hollow lies, Hear the drum pounding out of time, This is the dawning of the rest of our Another protester has crossed the line, lives, To find the money's on the other side, I beg to dream and differ, Can I get another Amen? From the hollow lies, There's a flag wrapped around the score This is the dawning of the rest of our of men, lives A gag, A plastic bag on a monument This is our lives on holiday Don't wanna be an American idiot Don't want a nation under the new mania And can you hear the sound of hysteria The subliminal mind fuck America W elcome to a new kind of tension All across the alien nation W here everything isn't meant to be okay Television dreams of tomorrow W e're not the ones meant to follow For that's enough to argue M aybe I am the faggot America I'm not a part of a redneck agenda Now everybody do the propaganda And sing along to the age of paranoia W elcome to a new kind of tension All across the alien nation Everything isn't meant to be okay Television dreams of tomorrow W e're not the ones meant to follow For that's enough to argue Don't want to be an American idiot One nation controlled by the media Information age of hysteria Calling out to idiot America W elcome to a new kind of tension All across the alien nation Everything isn't meant to be okay Television dreams of tomorrow W e're not the ones meant to follow For that's enough to argue Summer has come and passed Ring out the bells again The innocent can never last Like we did when spring began W ake me up when September ends W ake me up when September ends Like my fathers come to pass Here comes the rain again Seven years has gone so fast Falling from the stars W ake me up when September ends Drenched in my pain again Becoming who we are Here comes the rain again Falling from the stars As my memory rests Drenched in my pain again But never forgets what I lost Becoming who we are W ake me up when September ends As my memory rests Summer has come and passed But never forgets what I lost The innocent can never last W ake me up when September ends W ake me up when September ends Summer has come and passed Like my father's come to pass The innocent can never last Twenty years has gone so fast W ake me up when September ends W ake me up when September ends Do you have the time to listen to me whine About NOTHING and EVERYTHING all at once I am one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the bone No doubt about it Sometimes I give myself the CREEPS Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me It all keeps adding up I think I'm CRACKING UP Am I just PARANOID? I'm just STONED I went to a shrink To analyze my dreams SHE says it's lack of sex that's bringing me down I went to a whore HE said my life's a bore And quit my whining cause it's bringing HER down Grasping to CONTROL So you BETTER hold on Thank you for Go to the Main Menu your time! Performance: Anna Helnarska Class III LO b : email@example.com Go to the Main Menu ”1039/Smoothed Out Slappy hours” ”Kerplunk” ”Dookie” ”Insomniac” ”Nimrod” ”American Idiot” Green Day's first album, was released later that year. Shortly after its released, Sobrante quit the bandand, as I said, ”Kerplunk” was quickly replaced with Tre Cool who became the band's permanent drummer. In that time they changed their name to Green Day. Yep, they owe their name to CA slang, actually kinda humorous name for wasting your day smoking pot.. Released under Lookout! Records. Recorded at Art of Ears Studio, San Francisco. Produced by Andy Ernst and Green Day. All lyrics by Billie Joe, except Knowledge, which is a cover by Operation Ivy. 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is a combination of the vinyl EPs Slappy and 1,000 Hours. This album is the only entire album that features John Kiffmeyer on drums. He later quits the band and Tre Cool joins the band. Throughout the early 1990, Green Day continued to cultivate a cult following, which only gained strength with the release of their second album ”Kerplunk”, 1992's. The underground success of ”Kerplunk” led to a wave of interest from mayor record labels: the band eventually decided to sign with Reprise Records. Released under Lookout! Records. Recorded in May & September 1991 at Art of Ears Studio, San Francisco. Produced by Andy Ernst and Green Day. All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except for My Generation written by Pete Townshend for The Who, Dominated Love Slave, written and sung by Tre Cool, and Sweet Children, by Billie Joe and Mike Dirnt. Drums for tracks 13 - 16 by John Kiffmeyer. Released by Reprise Records. Produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day. All lyrics by Billie Joe, except Emenius Sleepus, which was written by Mike. Green Day's mayor label debut was released in the spring of 1994. ”Dookie” The album continued to gain momentum throughout the summer, with the another single Basket Case, spending 5 weeks on the top of the American modern rock charts. At the end of summer, the band stole the show at Woodstock 1994 which helped the sales of Dookie increase. By the time the 4th single When I Come Around began its 7 weeks stay at number 1 in the modern rock charts in early 1995, Dookie has sold over 5 million copies in the USA alone: it would eventually top 8 million in America, selling over 12 million copies internationally. ”Dookie” also won a Grammy in for best alternative music performance of 1994. An interesting fact about ”Dookie” is that on the back of the original copies, it showed a crowd holding up a stuffed Ernie doll from Sesame Street. The band had to later reprint ”Dookie's” back minus Ernie because they were threatened with lawsuits. Also some copies of ”Dookie” come with a brown tray for the CD. Day quickly followed ”Dookie” with ”Insomniac” in the fall of charts with J.A.R., their contribution to the soundtrack of the movie Angus. ”Insomniac” performed well initually, entering the U.S. charts at number 2, and selling over 2 million copies by the spring of 1996, yet none ofits singles, including the rado favorite Brain Stew/Jaded, were as popular as those from ”Dookie”. In the spring of 1996, Green Day cancelled an European tour, claiming exhaustion. Released by Reprise Records. All lyrics by Billie Joe. Produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day. The artwork for this album is titled "God Told Me To Skin You Alive", by Winston Smith. Released by Reprise Records. All lyrics by Billie Joe. Produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day. Following the cancellation, the band spent the rest of the year resting and writing new material. The end result is what was called the best album of their career: ”Nimrod”. ”Nimrod” was well received by most critics and fans. The album sold 80,000 copies in its first week to land at 10 on the Billboard charts. The first single from ”Nimrod” was ”Hitchin” a Ride. The single made it to 5 on the modern rock charts and was in heavy rotation on Much Music and MTV. The next single the band released would not make it to 1 but it's now probably the most well known song Green Day ever wrote. Featuring Billie Joe on accoustic guitar and vocals, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) became the song to play in any remotely sad situation. The song was even used on the final episode of the hit TV show Seinfeld (the most watched finale in the history of TV). Along with Seinfeld, the song was also played on 2 episodes of E.R.. ”Nimrod” has sold just over 2 million, the lowest sales total out of their 3 mayor label albums, but it probably garnered the band more respect than they could have expected with another ”Dookie” or ”Insomniac”. Click on the picture. Billie Joe's Tattoos Here is a list of all the known tattoos of the guys of Green Day. 1. Right arm: Adrienne's (his wife) name, a vine, and 2 angels facing each other and praying (Jesus Christ Superstar logo). 2. Left arm: A baby smoking a cigar, a clown bracelet (clowns holding hands), E.B.P.M. (East Bay Punk Mafia) with a star on each side. 3. Left arm: Jakob's (his son) name in block letters with a soccer ball, stars, and rockets around it. 4. Right arm: All Ages written with a star on each side, the Japanese symbols for pot and pinhead, the Riverdales logo (the 27 with the circle around it), Joseph's (his son) name. 5. Right arm: Looks like a photostrip of his wife, Adrienne. 6. Waist/Hips: The number 80 on the left side, PUNX on the right side (not shown). Mike's Tattoos 1. Left shoulder/arm: Building blocks, a cross with a pyramid that has an eye in the middle, water with a can that says "Product of East Bay", a key with a heart at the end. 2. Right shoulder/arm: Estelle's (his daughter) name with yellow and red stars, E.B.P.M. (East Bay Punk Mafia) with a smilie face on the left side and a sad face on other side, a picture of 45 RPM adaptor for playing vinyls, the face from 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. 3. Right leg: A tribal around his ankle. 4. Left shoulder/arm: A dagger with a snake around it with the word "brother" inside of it (Jason Andrew Relva, a friend who died in a car accident, had the same tattoo), the Screeching Weasel's symbol (inside right arm). 5. Right upper arm: The skull and cross symbol for the Frustrators. 6. Right arm: The Japanese symbol for pot, another Japanese symbol Tre's Tattoos 1. Right shoulder: E.B.P.M. (East Bay Punk Mafia), a broken window with a TV falling through it.