Posts Tagged ‘ Green Day

Green Day: Jaded In Chicago (Full Concert)

New Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Video: “Bottled in Cork” aka Ted Leo vs Green Day

Call it the work of a jaded, aging punk rocker who feels he never got his due, or clever satire that comments on the mass-commercialization¬† of a genre to which many have dedicated their lives; what’s clear is that Ted Leo (like most self-respecting music fans in my opinion), is non-too impressed with Green Day‘s rock musical, American Idiot. And these guys were once lable-mates! (okay, never at the same time). You can check out the clip for the stand-out cut off The Brutalist Bricks below.

“Bottled in Cork”

Pinhead Gunpowder Live @ 924 Gilman

Green Day seem at a bit of a loss for what to do next. The Bay area three piece stunned pretty much everyone when their 2004 record American Idiot sold a bajillion copies and propelled the band back to their Dookie-era heights. After releasing the single “The Saints are Coming” with U2 the band disappeared and have been slow to re-emerge. But really what does a punk rock band do after playing the Super Bowl with one of rocks most narcisstic bands.

When a band at Green Day’s level go on hiatus after a big album and long tour, the members usually go off and form other bands or do solo albums. Billy Joe, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool formed a second band together and started playing 60s inspired garage rock. Unfortunately, there’s about 6 dozen other bands doing the same thing and a lot of them do it better than Foxboro Hot Tubs. Billie though, did have another band. Pinhead Gundpowder started before Green Day hit it big, back wen he was also writing songs with Rancid, and have had various levels of activity over the years. And since Green Day is going through an identity crisis, we get to see Billie back with Pinhead Gunpowder earlier this year at the legendary all-ages punk club 924 Gilman in Berkeley, CA.

Classic Footage: Green Day – Jaded in Chicago

Here’s a gem of a find. Much Music used to play this concert way back in the day, when they used to play concerts on a semi-regular basis. In fact, I think I have a VHS tape with this on it somewhere at my parents house. So the gig is from way back in 1994 when they were just starting to really take off. What I love about this gig is that Green Day are still throwing in quite a few tracks from their early EPs and albums like their opener “Going to Pasalaqua.” And while the last time I saw the band (on the Warning tour) they were still playing a couple of those old tunes, I suspect it wasn’t long after this concert that they dumped most of those songs from their set. It’s also refreshing to see the band full of self-confidence from their success, but not yet full of the kind of false self-importance making a concept record tends to give musicians.

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I wanted to get the whole concert here and unfortunately whoever posted it on youtube cut it up into individual tracks.

Going to Pasalaqua




Coming Clean

When I Come Around

Welcome to Paradise

2000 Light Years Away


I Was Alone/Dominated Love Slave


Paper Lanterns

Christie Road