Nobody likes you – Marc Spitz

27 Aug

This is one for die-hard Green Day fans. Well maybe.

Following Green Day through their career from early childhood, to their Gilman Street days, finishing at the success of American Idiot; a fascinating insight into the bands turmoil with their punk/pop fans.

It has a slow start, hence why it’s one for die-hard fans. Anyone else may just lose interest within the first chapter. It does get better, needless to say the more recent happenings in the band’s history hold the most appeal. Probably because it is most fresh in the mind.

Having said that, whether you like Green Day or not, if you have ever had an interest in punk, you should find this informative. Even from just a punk progression viewpoint. This is purely about the music, and the characters that make it. Merely mentioning family life, if only for how it has affected the music. No filler, just production, promotion and the emotions that arise. Friends from past and present; and how they hold the key to a continuing successful band.

I’m probably biased. It stands to reason that I am a fan else I wouldn’t have picked up this book. But it has good interviews, fascinating insight, and simply; a well written record of punk music history.

Sphere 2006

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