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Green Day / The Offspring ?


Murph

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I'll clue you in Murph.

 

Green Day sucks. Corporate Punk!?!?! WTF!

 

The Offspring was a College Group led by a guy who graduated with a degree in Micro Biology. They got popular inspite of themselves. the fact that they never tried to be "good" or popular lends them a little credibility (In my opinion). It doesn't make them any better musicians, but at least it wasn't contrived corporate B.S.

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Green Day and the Offspring are both great bands. No matter what anyone will tell you, chords are enough. If the band has fans, they've succeeded as musicians. If you don't like them, then they're not your thing.

 

I'll tell you one thing, if it wasn't for Green Day I never would have picked up the guitar, and I would probably have no interest in music. I hated music until I started listening to them. They've impacted me with just their simple power chords, and they've influenced countless others.

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The Offspring are a bit older I think they started late 80's I am a fan of their first few albums. Green day was a Berkly punk band who got lucky. They were a staple in the San Francisco bay area local punk scene for some time in the early 90's.

 

And yes chords are enough hell even noise can work sometimes.

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They both write simple, catchy songs. Of the two, I prefer Green Day.

 

I've never gotten the "corporate" lable thing. Bands want to sell records and pack venues. Why else would they be in the business? To play empty houses and make no money? Now, if you changed your writing style or compromised what you do just to sell more or make more, ok that might be selling out.

 

IMO, both these bands write the songs they want and millions of people happen to like it. I'm sure millions also don't like it, but that's how it goes [biggrin]

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They both write simple' date=' catchy songs.

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Got it.

 

They are like the Monkees..................

 

Punk bands in their 40's........

 

Bwahahahahahahahaha......

 

It's all about making money, isn't it..........

 

They act like it's NOT the deal, but, really...... they are just old whores taking the money............

 

The Green Day Monkees................

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I sense some bitterness...

 

It's because they act like they don't want to be a part of it........

 

And then, there ya go.........

 

Cha Ching.......

 

Whores sell out to the dollar......

 

So don't talk "Redneck" to me.............

 

Redneck......,.

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The Offspring could be in their 40's but I think Green Day is in their early 30's

 

 

All of Green Day is 37 (well the orginal trio anyhow). The guys in The Offspring range from 39 - 46. BTW, Dexter Holland in The Offspring doesn't just have a degree in Molecular Biology, he has a Masters and bailed on his PhD to concentrate on the band.

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It's because they act like they don't want to be a part of it........

 

And then' date=' there ya go.........

 

Cha Ching.......

 

Whores sell out to the dollar......

 

So don't talk "Redneck" to me.............

 

Redneck......,.

 

 

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Green Day doesn't act like they don't want to be a part of it. You're stereotyping them with the other bands on the pop punk scene. They're not rebels anymore, they're musicians. They're musicians who get paid to do what they do best, write good music.

 

And don't tell me you wouldn't whore yourself out to the dollar if you were given the chance. It's easy to deny wealth when no one's giving it to you. Sitting around bitterly attacking bands that made it big isn't helping anyone.

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Thoughts on Green Day...

 

Eyeliner rescued Green Day from obscurity.

 

There is something kinda rock & roll about that.

 

There is also something blatantly commercial and very un-punk about that.

 

I still think Long View was a great song and Dookie an excellent album.

 

If Green Day are milking the kids of today by selling them a pseudo-punk, well, the kids probably deserve it.

 

Beats the Jonas Bros. doesn't it?

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