Green Day - Father of all Motherfuckers (January 17, 2020) Album • Page 4

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by ItsAndrew, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. 333 GANG

    Halfway Between Sleeping and Awake

    Echoing what others have said, that description of the record is big yikes. Major cringe.
     
  2. 333 GANG

    Halfway Between Sleeping and Awake

    If it’s a joke, it certainly isn’t a funny one.
     
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  3. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I still can't believe this tour is playing the Whiskey tonight
     
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  4. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    I actually really like this song, I think it’s a cool change of pace for them and I’m glad they’re taking more risks this time around.

    Out of the three singles, I like Weezer’s the most (and probably more than all of Black Album tbh), followed by Green Day and then FOB. But I honestly enjoy all three a lot... today's a good day lol
     
  5. raaaaaaaady

    Regular

    The instagram post is most certainly a joke. It's not funny because, well, Green Day has never really been funny. King for a Day is not funny. Dominated Love Slave is not funny. And this post is completely their sense of humor. It sounds like the type of stage banter they've done through their entire career.
     
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  6. 333 GANG

    Halfway Between Sleeping and Awake

    The one thing I’ll say is, if I just heard this song on the radio with no knowledge of who it is, I’d never in a million years guess it was Green Day.
     
  7. raaaaaaaady

    Regular

    That sums up my thoughts exactly.
     
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  8. I think a good rule of thumb is when even your fanbase can't tell if you're 'joking' or not maybe don't make the 'joke.'
     
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  9. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I'm a mouse duh Supporter

    Yeah talking about making music with your dick in 2019 is extremely not it chief
     
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  10. raaaaaaaady

    Regular

    I've been a fan for a long time, and I read it as a joke. But, you make a good point. I believe you and I are around the same age, so it's telling if you couldn't see it as a joke.
     
  11. mattfreaksmeout Sep 10, 2019
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    mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    I do read it as a joke based on them saying "the Green Day", "Frauds I tell ya!!", and just the nonsensical nature of all of it. But it only works if this is all misdirection and then the actual album provides a commentary on that kind of jock rock thinking/misogyny in rock and actually gets into what it means to be an aging rock band in this time. I kind of doubt that's the case which just makes it pretty dumb.

    But taking all that out of it, I do think the new song is fun and I'm excited to hear the rest. I also agree it's nice to hear something a little different from them. I'm interested to see where this album goes.
     
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  12. raaaaaaaady

    Regular

    Yeah, it just has a total carnival barker tone to it. "Nothing says fuck you like a unicorn" kind of sets the tone of the post. Again, completely not funny.
     
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  13. raaaaaaaady

    Regular

    It would be super interesting if they actually made a commentary like that. It's not lost on me how strange it is that three of my favorite bands growing up (Weezer, Blink, Green Day) all released their most mature albums over or close to 20 years ago. Pinkerton, Self-Titled, and Warning are relics in comparison to their modern output. That said, if the bands are enjoying what they're doing and the fans dig it, then the joke is on me, I suppose.
     
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  14. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    I think with Green Day they just don't know how to top AI in terms of making a political statement. Anything they try will just automatically get compared to that album, so it's probably easier to just lean into fun rock. Which is fine until they attach all this gimmicky stuff with it.

    Weezer is Weezer. And I still think blink can pull off another great one as their chemistry with Matt develops. I think Nine could end up my favorite since S/T.
     
  15. amorningofsleep

    HE HIT HIM WITH THE BICYCLE!

    Well this is just completely uncalled for.
     
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  16. ArmsLikeTeeth

    Trusted Supporter

    Damn this SLAPS

    Did not expect to like a Green Day song this much in 2019.
     
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  17. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    This song is so The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites! which is totally not the direction I expected them to go together, but is something I am absolutely here for.
     
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  18. JRGComedy

    Trusted

    Yeah I guess it rocks too hard to sound like The Black Keys to me?

    I hear the influence, but to me it doesn't sound like a pastiche
     
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  19. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Yeah, been a long time since the Black Keys went this hard.
     
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  20. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    What the fuck is this
     
  21. danielm123

    Regular

    So much of this is super cringy so far and the song really sounds nothing like GD, but I think it might be the most I've enjoyed a song of theirs in like 10 years, so...
     
  22. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    This sounds like it should be the new Weezer song
     
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  23. Aka his worst album. :-p
     
  24. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    What's weird to me is the term "cringe" being used in here... 3 times now? We haven't gotten past that word in 2019 yet?
     
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  25. It’s a pretty apt description of my reaction to that embarrassment of a Instagram post.
     
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