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Posted Jan 26, '13 at 12:11am

PauseBreak

PauseBreak

316 posts

Just wanted to point out that whatever poor semblance and attempt at culture that GD is trying to grow now, is not goth. It's punk, and a pretty bad imitation of it.


Ok, my bad. But there are a lot of similarities in the style. Punk isn't always about the color black, yet the new GD seems to be sporting a lot of it. I wouldn't call it punk either. Emo is probably a good call. I understand the "war" of punk and goth dress, but at the same time, I could care less.

You make an excellent point however! The kids who listen to GD now don't, or have not listened to, what GD used to be. So they really cannot make the comparison. If they really listened to what GD was and what they are now, they would soon realize that they have sold out.
 

Posted Jan 26, '13 at 2:53am

Mickeyryn

Mickeyryn

249 posts

The best song by them is gotta be Holiday. Great song! Not just the tune, though, I mean the lyrics. They're great.

 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 5:44pm

JuicyFruits

JuicyFruits

177 posts

The best song by them is gotta be Holiday.
I just got done listening to that lol. I'm not quite sure which one is that best though.
 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 6:55pm

kragnock

kragnock

35 posts

one of my favorite songs is One For The Razorbacks, and a few others are Jinx/Haushinka, Prosthetic Head, Blood, ***, and Booze, Fashion Victim, Haha Your Dead, Homecoming, Peacemaker, Nuclear Family, Sweet 16, and 99 Revolutions.

 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 9:20pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,232 posts

Knight

Ok, my bad. But there are a lot of similarities in the style. Punk isn't always about the color black, yet the new GD seems to be sporting a lot of it. I wouldn't call it punk either. Emo is probably a good call. I understand the "war" of punk and goth dress, but at the same time, I could care less.


It's alright haha. I only care because metalheads are rare in my country. And yes, I would venture a guess to say that they're trying to pull off emo, or whatever it is that kids who listen to Simple Plan, MM, and GD think it is.
 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 9:31pm

winmaster1

winmaster1

649 posts

Holiday IS great, Mikeyryn!

 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 9:39pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

440 posts

Formally, emo is not what many people think it is. It's unfortunate that the term has been stigmatized, but emo music actually refers to an offshoot of punk and indie music. Typical characteristics: gruff but intelligible vocals, distorted riffs mixed with jangly guitars, and emotional, contemplative lyrical content. Classic bands include Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbreaker, Cap'n Jazz (who are a lot closer to hardcore punk than emo today), while some of the more acclaimed emo bands include Snowing, Castevet, and Joyce Manor (who are representative of a shift towards more of an indie and post-rock influenced sound in the genre).

Green Day is not emo.

 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 12:56am

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,232 posts

Knight

Green Day is not emo.


It isn't. But the emo label has been hijacked poorly, as has the metalhead and its sub cultures by teens. Emo nowadays is whatever teens want, BVB and the rest of the poppish ''post-hardcore'' bands.
 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 12:25am

ihsahn

ihsahn

431 posts

Green Day = Once good band now mired in mediocrity and mass appeal.

Their best song is probably Jesus of Suburbia.

 

Posted Jan 30, '13 at 6:49pm

kragnock

kragnock

35 posts

You guys know they even deny about being in the mainstream? listen to Rusty James, it has lyrics that say "Anything but the mainstream". now i do agree they are changing their style of music though i wouldn't go as far as saying they are mainstream. they are kinda like in a halfway between stage. Plus they were just trying a new type of style with iUNO!, iDOS!, And iTRE'! Billie Joe even stated that these new albums were just experiments, and they wanted to see how many copies would be sold and if people like this new style. and in the end, if your in a band for like 25 years your style of music WILL change over time. There is no avoiding this.

 
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