The Band Called Greenday

1489 WordsJan 28, 20186 Pages
Wind back to 1994, the band Green Day were topping the charts with their catchy punk rock tunes. Leading the way for Punk Rock culture, they were youths and 20 somethings’ outlet for expressing their frustration and angst with puberty, adolescence and the beginning of adulthood. Each day society would see another kid ending up as a victim of a broken or abusive home, leaving the number of youths raising themselves, ever on the rise. At the time of Green Day’s rise to fame the generation of youth strongly identified with the Punk Rock scene and culture that was home to bands like Green Day. Their lyrics and musical style portrayed feeling of being alone in their pain, of struggling with being different, and of speaking against society issues. It’s no wonder that Green Day became a huge influence to this TV and Media raised generation. ‘“My education wasn’t school,” says Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. “My education was punk rock – what the Dead Kennedy’s said, what Operation Ivy said”’ (SPIN, 11/04). Green Day are an American punk rock band consisting of vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. In 1986, 14 year olds, Billie Joe and Mike formed a band named Sweet Children in Rodeo, California. In 1989, Larry Livemore, owner of Lookout! Records saw the band live at The 924 Gilman Street Project, a notorious club that was once home to Green Day, and signed them to his label. Right before the release of

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