Neil Macy

2023 Albums #13

I’ve been on a big Green Day kick recently. They were my favourite band for a very long time, but I’d fallen out of listening to them. Kerplunk is a fun one to go back to.

It’s got that raw, indie, pre-big time sound. It’s not polished. But it’s got some great songs; One for the Razorbacks is a great poppy punk song, I’d forgotten how much I loved that in particular. One Of My Lies is another.

And I’d forgotten they did silly songs too. Dominated Love Slave is a parody of a country song, and it’s been stuck in my head for days because it’s catchy and stupid.

I love Green Day. American Idiot was fundamental to my later teenage years. Warning was the first album I remember buying. Nimrod and Dookie are classics. Kerplunk reminds me of that deep dive, when you discover a band you really enjoy and just want to hear more, and sink into their back catalogue.

Published on 21 October 2023