Thursday, 4 October 2018

Misery - Green Day

Of the millions of songs which have been recorded, only 30 songs can make it into The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians and at number 27 we have Misery by Green Day (2000).

I got in on the ground floor with Green Day, they came good just as Grunge was entering it's dog days and they would be played on MTV quite a bit between the Nirvana and Pearl Jam videos and before the rest of the pop-punk bands got in on the act.
I therefore have every Green Day Album from 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours to Revolution Radio and while there are plenty of Green Day songs i really like, this is the one i would pick as my favourite even if it wasn't released as a single, mainly because it is such an un-Green Day sound.
Simple and with an accordion and spanish guitar sprinkled throughout, it chugs along pleasantly with some dark lyrics about Virginia's compound fracture, Mr Whirly's catastrophic incident, Vinnie's baseball bat bludgeoning and Gina kissing the bride eternally and although i don't know what that means, it's probably not a good thing.
While Green Day got better as they matured they seemed to peak with the American Idiot album and then everybody seemed to be a Green Day fan but now they have slipped back into the shadows again but certainly the best of the pop-punk bands of that era. 

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