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Let this be a Warning: "Green Day have risen from their two-year slumber, ready to reclaim their title as punk provocateurs." (Alternative Press) Returning to the raw power, freedom and excitement of their early days. Green Day, the band that sparked neo-punk, punk metal and the ska revival, offer Warning:, the most passionate and hope-filled album of their career. Certified at 500 thousand units by the RIAA. (2/01)
After two years off following the release of the genre-expanding Nimrod, the usually insouciant trio Green Day are open to some weighty self-analysis. Gone are the raging rants, cartoonish antics, and anthropological musings about the punk scene, replaced by an introspection that brings to mind Michael Stipe and Bono. Like the U2 frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong still hasn't found what he's looking for, but he knows where he's been and is eager to move past the days when Green Day were considered the clown princes of rock. Witness "Jackass," which cautions, "Everybody loves a joke, but no one likes a fool." Proving that they aren't fools, Green Day take a substantial step forward, exploring new rhythms, sonics, and subjects. While many of the tracks are still cheeky and infectious, the deceptively simple melodies belie a quest for meaning, faith, and fulfillment. There's a tentative optimism here that's tempered by irony and flashes of self-loathing. Still, Warning transcends the darkness that clouded 1995's Insomniac. No longer so under the sway of the Buzzcocks and the Ramones, this time Armstrong and company dip into the early rock canon--the Beatles and Bob Dylan, among them. As a result, their first self-produced album is more "Nowhere Man" than "Blitzkrieg Bop." --Jaan Uhelszki
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It's a little different from the others and for me it is a good thing. I am a huge GD fan, but let's face it, sometimes it feels like they copying themselves. Warning is a very good album, right up there with Am Idiot and 21st Century.
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But despite all the bad press, I really enjoy this album. While it rates a notch below Green Day's earlier outings, it's much more cathcy and upbeat than most other punk rock. Granted, Warning doesn't feature much of the high-octane intensity of similar bands like The Offspring, but I think Green Day sounds best in a simple, upbeat setting, the kind that made their 1994 breakout single "Basket Case" a smash. In Warning, the trio mixes it up a little with instruments like mandolins, saxaphones, and acoustic guitars, and the end result is a well-rounded package with plenty of zest and infectious hooks. Here's a track by track rundown:
Warning - 9/10 Great opener, nice use of acoustic guitars
Blood, Sex, and Booze - 9/10 Good guitars and chorus
Church on Sunday - 9.5/10 One of the album's best, upbeat and infectious
Fashion Victim - 8/10
Castaway - 9/10 Very catchy
Misery - 6.5/10 A little too unorthodox for my tastes, but at least they're not resting on their laurels
Deadbeat Holiday - 8.5/10 Great chorus
Jackass - 8/10 Pretty good. I especially like the jazzy portion
Hold On - 7.5/10 Also pretty good, I like the portion with just guitars and percussion
Waiting - 8/10
Minority - 8/10 Doesn't hold up fabulously over the years, but it's still catchy
Macy's Day Parade 9.5/10 A moving, quiet song in the vain of Good Riddance
1. Warning - one of my favorites...you might have heard this on the radio or something. its funny. 5/5
2. Blood, Sex And Booze - this song is good. 4/5
3. Church On Sunday - its funny...goes from Blood sex and booze to Church on sunday....sex and booze to church....ooo bad. okay i'm weird....this is one of my favorites..dont know why. i like it. 5/5
4. Fashion Victim - this song annoys me 3/5
5. Castaway - i like this song. 4/5
6. Misery - oh man this song....way to funny. 5/5
7. Deadbeat Holiday - wake up the house is on fire...and the cats caught in the dryer....yay the best lyric. 5/5
8. Hold On - this song is cool with the harmonica....4/5
9. Jackass - this song annoys me...its got a saxiphone guy in it....3/5
10. Waiting - oh you've all heard this....4/5
11. Minority - yeah this song is good. 5/5
12. Macy's Day Parade - this is my favorite song on the whole cd. its slow and just really good. 5/5
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1. Warning - Proof that acoustic guitars can still rock just as well as electric. This song just gives the message to live your life and stop worrying about all the rules society gives you to obey.
2. Blood, Sex and Booze - An almost rockabilly-esque song about a sadist/masochistic lifestyle.
3. Church on Sunday - Taking us back to the songwriting style of early Green Day, this basically comes from the perspective of a guy telling a girl that he likes that he'll do anything if she'll be with him. (Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, anyone?)
4. Fashion Victim - I love this song. A driving punk rock fist pumping song about life style obsession and materialism. Reminds me of early Clash.
5. Castaway - A catchy song about being a social outcast and liking it that way.
6. Misery - Is this really Green Day? A great experimental song (featuring Tre Cool on Farfisa, hey!), telling a great story about several characters all interlocked with each other in some coincidental way. Great songwriting.
7. Deadbeat Holiday - Absolutely my favorite song on the album. Foot-stomping pop-punk featuring great lyrics about being an outcast by definition but still holding true to yourself.
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Most recent customer reviews
Great collectors addition. This was purchased to add to my son's collection of Green Day memorabilia. Adding a bit at a time.
Only one good song on this album,if you like the song "warning"you'll like it. I guess for the price it is all right.Published on Feb. 21 2013 by Ron Thiessen
un de mes chouchous dans l`oeuvre de green day que j`avais perdue,donc je l`ai réacheté,pour retrouver le premier égaré. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2012 by mitche
This is my third favorite album of all time, and I've listened to a lot of music that people call the best. It is easily my favorite Green Day album. Read morePublished on April 22 2010 by Kyle Rogers
this is a really experimental album. it is really different then all of green day's stuff. the outsounding songs are
blood, sex and booze... Read more
This album is great and under rated. The songs are for the most part not as loud as some other Green Day stuff but i really like the album. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2004 by =w=-gd-guy
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