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Green Day fans have rocked out this spring with a blockbuster tour, and now this summer the party continues with Shenanigans, a collection of rarities from the modern rock superheroes. Following the gold-certified greatest hits package International Superhits! and gold International Supervideos (both released in late 2001), and Green Day's musical omnipresence during ESPN's Winter X Games, Shenanigans provides core fans a bridge to the band's next studio album, expected in 2003.
Green Day's 2001 singles collection, International Superhits, was nice, but now these San Francisco East Bay punks are really spoiling us. Shenanigans sweeps up Green Day's assorted rarities, oddities, and B-sides into one surprisingly coherent package. The poppy "Suffocate" is just as good as anything that showed up on the previous compilation. "I Want to Be on TV" is unruly American pop punk at its best. And the smart surf-guitar instrumental "Espionage" will already be familiar to anyone who owns the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack. Meanwhile, the straight-faced cover of The Kinks' easy-listening favorite "Tired of Waiting" is truly something to behold. Sure, some of these tracks would have benefited from withering in obscurity forever--like "DUI," a questionable, mariachi-flavored tribute to drinking and driving--but the rest capture Green Day in fine style. --Aidin Vaziri
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Track 1 (Suffocate): A soothing, yet cool song. One of my faves
Track 2 (Desensitized): A heavy beginning. Turn up the bass for cool sound. Second only to "Basket Case" (on Dookie)
Track 3 (You Lied): A relatively slow song for them. Not on my Top Ten List.
Track 4 (Outsider): A Great song. The story of my life. Nice pace, beat, notes, lyrics.
Track 5 (Don't wanna Fall in Love): My least favorite song. Words are ok, but the notes make it sound like country. Eww[...]
Track 6 (Espionage): The only non-lyrical song on the album, it still kicks.
Track 7 (I wanna be on TV): Great tune. It's just too Short.
Track 8 (Scumbag): Great song, easy to sing.
Track 9 (Tired of Waiting for you): Just OK
Track 10 (Sick of me): So cool, so easy to remember. Go on, dance. You know you want to.
Track 11 (Rotting): Cool, but a little too depressing.
Track 12 (Do Da Da): cool, smooth, great guitars. Major props.
Track 13 (On the Wagon): Same as Track 5. Ew[...] Country
Track 14 (Ha ha you're dead): Oh yeah. This rocks. Need I say more?
Well, thats it. To those who like it, Rock on. To those who never heard it, take a walk on the wild side. This is the gateway of CDs (It is a gateway to punk rock and heavy metal)
To those who hate it, "When you're ship is going down, I'll swim by and watch you drown. Haha you're dead, Haha you're dead, Haha you're dead."
P.S. If you hate me for my review, get a quarter and call someone who cares.
1. Suffocate: Second favorite song on the album. Fast song, funny lyrics, catchy 5/5
2. Desensitized: Great song. begining is kinda long with breaking glass or something. Im not sure. some guy yelling. But then once it starts its really good. 4/5
3. You Lied: excellent song. really good 5/5
4. Outsider: This is a good song. Really repetative but its good 3.5/5
5. Don't Wanna Fall In Love: this is good, not one of my favorites 3.5/5
6. Espionage: instrumental song from the austin powers soundtrack. its cool.... 3/5
7. I Want To Be On T.V.: This song kinda annoys me. but its good 4/5
8. Scumbag: this i think, is in one of the american pie movies that i never saw. its a short song, good 3/5
9. Tired Of Waiting For You: good cover of the Kinks version. i like this alot, one of my favorites 4.5/5
10. Sick Of Me: this is a funny song. theres this funny noise in the middle of it.... 4/5
11. Rotting: third favorite...this is really good song. i like it alot. its kinda slow... 5/5
12. Do Da Da: i like the title name. this is an okay song... 3/5
13. On The Wagon: good song. not my favorite. 4/5
14. Ha Ha Your Dead: Ultimate favorite song EVER!! My favorite song. i really like it alot. I dont know, there's just something about it...... 5/5
yeah..theres my review that was probaly no help at all. but so what
you should check out this album...
Some things that I WAS disapointed in was it didn't include all of their b-sides. They took "DUI" off and put it on the UK release only, they didn't put "The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink" on there, even though it's only 30 seconds long, it is still a great song. They also didn't put the original version of "Good Riddance" that was a b-side on the "Brain Stew/Jaded" single. Well, even with that said, it was a great album. It was just too short and could have had 3 more songs on it.
2.)Desensitized: 5/5. This song was originally supposed to appear on the South Park:Chef Aid album, but for some reason never made it.
3.)You Lied: 5/5.
4.)Outsider: 4/5. Not my favorite Ramone's song, not my favorite cover.
5.)Don't Want To Fall In Love: 5/5.
6.)Espionage: 5/5. Originally used in the Austin Powers movie I guess, I wouldn't know, I never saw it. It sounds like 60's spy movie theme song.
7.)I Want To Be On TV: 5/5. Cover of the 80's hardcore band Fang. I love it even more than the original.
8.)Scumbag: 3/5. Poorly written lyrics, but a catchy song. I usually skip this one.
9.)Tired of Waiting For You: 4/5. I didn't like the Kink's version and I really don't like this one except for the fact the song is a Green Day song.
11.)Rotting: 5/5. Dark and sort of monotonous. This is the song which started me into doom metal bands oddly enough.
12.)Do Da Da: 5/5.
13.)On The Wagon: 5/5.
14.)Ha Ha You're Dead: 5/5. More poorly written lyrics via Mike Dirnt, but this song is a winner. They better start playing this one at shows, this'll be another fan favorite like "King For A Day"
Most recent customer reviews
In my opinion this is Green Day's most unique album, the soft sounding guitar riffs and slow drum beats are what gives it such a unique sound. It's a personal favorite of mine!Published 14 months ago by Andrew Teichroeb
It's a rare album here so I'm glad to have it ! Thank you so much! Only real GD's fans will love that old cd!Published on Sept. 3 2013 by Roxanne Adrienne
I gave it 4 stars 'cos i couldnt understand how they could miss J.A.R. (it's a b-side, single or rarity, w/e) on this compilation.... Read morePublished on April 24 2004 by thom99
This CD is a total load of junk, and not my type of music. If u take the CD and cut it down to Espionage and Ha Ha Ur Dead, I would be just fine. Read morePublished on March 11 2004 by Andrew Mehegan
Okay, maybe the heading is a little rough, but I had to get your attention.
Now, I love Green Day. Read more
This basically collects some of the B-sides from Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod, and Warning. Unless you're a Green Day completist you really shouldn't worry about seeking this one out. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2004 by R. Brown
When you put out an album with just singles off of just 4 albums and you come up with over 20 songs it means you've released a few to many singles. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2003 by Tyler Barlass
Pop-punk followers like Blink-182 may have eclipsed Green Day in the past few years, but the Bay Area trio's 2001 greatest hits collection, International Superhits, was an... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2003 by Patrick