Green Day

After the rock-opera bloat, the Broadway sojourn, the public tantrum and rehab stint, and the general public indifference to the three-albums-in-one-year stunt, it’s probably not a bad idea for the former scabby punks in Green Day to remind people of why they liked the band in the first place. At a show at London’s Brixton Academy two nights ago, the three guys in the band (who, notably, did not appear to be rocking eyeliner) played Dookie, their 1994 breakout album, front-to-back. Before the onslaught started, Billy Joe Armstrong noted that the album turns 20 next year, so who knows, maybe they’re planning a tour like this. Or maybe it was just a glorious one-off. Either way, a fan filmed the entire thing an uploaded it to YouTube, and you can watch it below.


(vai the AV Club)

Hands up, everyone who totally forgot how good this album is. (They also played a bunch of other songs at the show; this wasn’t the whole thing.)

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Comments (10)
  1. pulling teeth live?!?! awwwww man!

  2. sasafrass roots!!! so jealous of everyone there

  3. billie joe is looking great

  4. Oh my this has made my Friday night… the first rock album I ever got into, being 12. I happened to see them at this festival in Portugal last month and the whole thing kind of made me sad, they were like, I don’t know old clowns or something… they look like a totally different band in this video. Almost like the same band I wore out a recorded VHS to of them playing at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago 1994. ‘Do you ever think back, to another time, does it bring you so down that you thought you lost your mind?’ That bit always killed me!!

    • i can’t think of a single VHS i played more in my entire life (Wayne’s World being a close second) than that “Jaded in Chicago” performance. Going to Pasalacqua and Christie Road at that gig. lordy.

  5. I’ll probably get downvoted but I think Dookie is one of the 50 best punk albums of all time.

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