thegreekdog wrote:Symmetry wrote:thegreekdog wrote:Symmetry wrote:thegreekdog wrote:I've never really been a fan of Green Day, but I don't think their politics would have pushed me away. It doesn't get much more vehemently liberal (or socialist) than Rage Against the Machine and they are one of my favorite bands of all time. "Who's down with DDT? / Yeah, you know me!"
Fair point, but they've always been pretty political, and smart with it- combining the music with the words.
I don't think they are alone in that respect. Pearl Jam does a great job. So did Rage Against the Machine. I've heard Muse does it. Almost every System of a Down song is related to society or politics.
The difference is that I prefer Pearl Jam, Rage, and System of a Down to Green Day because of the music (and I like to think those musicians are much more talented than Green Day, but I may be wrong about that).
No, they very much are. Greenday are talented, of course, and prolific. They're not going to be Rage against the Machine though.
I always thought of Green Day as a three chord band with a guy who couldn't sing, but they are my personal tastes and not objective by any means. I also should say that I haven't listened to a Green Day album in 15 years so their musical talents could be more to my liking now.
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