the singleholiday was released on CD and picture disc vinyl. various versions feature live songs as bonus tracks (holiday, boulevard of broken dreams and/or minority), recorded sept 21, 2004 at irving plaza, NY
ten years of american idiot artwork collage (8/22)
green day “holiday”
the band and director samuel bayer take us on a fast paced road trip through the confusing and often frustrating world of media in modern war times. you’re partying because there is no way to change what’s happening around the globe. everything feels like a fucked up freak show, something that can’t be real based on rationality and common sense. this is green day’s most political song and - sad but true - its content is timeless.
american idiot posters (3/13)
the coversrise to remain “jesus of suburbia”
british metal band rise to remain took a heavier approach to the song yet they did well in the pop parts of it. especially the piano in city of the damned, where it is more present than in the original, sounds great. also notable is the double bassdrum in dearly beloved. it seems to me that they made some changes without completely fucking up the song. I also noticed some great classic rock guitar parts (the ones you find on my chemical romance’s black parade), stuff that green day probably would like. It’s easy to criticize some parts of this cover but you have to keep in mind that this band is from a different genre and they still had the guts to contribute to this sampler honouring a band they like.
ten years of american idiot artwork collage (7/22)
"jesus of suburbia pt. 5: tales of another broken home"
ten years of american idiot artwork collage (6/22)
"jesus of suburbia pt. 4: dearly beloved"
ten years of american idiot artwork collage (5/22)
"jesus of suburbia pt. 3: i don’t care"
ten years of american idiot artwork collage (4/22)
"jesus of suburbia pt. 2: city of the damned"