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First Listen: Green Day

The first taste of the upcoming avalanche of new Green Day material has been unveiled with the release of the lead single from ¡Uno!, the first instalment in the trilogy of records the band will be releasing between now and January.

The lead track from this ambitious project is the stripped back song Oh Love so you’ll need to learn how to sing the song’s chorus “Far away, far away / Waste away tonight / I’m wearing my heart on a noose” so you can sing along with the band on their next stadium tour.

Last June, Armstrong revealed on Twitter that they had begun work on “a tonne of new songs… The direction is fresh and high energy. Feels great” and hinted at the their current direction by posing a series of questions including “What would [rock photographer] Bob Gruen do?”, “What would Best Coast do?”, “What would [U.S. Bombs singer] Duane Peters do?” and “What would Elvis Costello do?”.

¡Uno! Tracklist:

Nuclear Family
Stay The Night
Carpe Diem
Let Yourself Go
Kill The DJ
Fell For You
Loss Of Control
Angel Blue
Sweet 16
Rusty James
Oh Love

¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! will be released on September 25th, November 13th, and January 15th, respectively.

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Oflick said on the 17th Jul, 2012

I can't think of which song(s), but the guitar riff at the start sounds like the keyboards from their last album.

The song is OK.


RAMONESelaar said on the 17th Jul, 2012

Not great, but especially bad either. Straight down the middle of the road.


Braveheart81 said on the 17th Jul, 2012

It's kind of like a cross between a Bryan Adams song and a Bon Jovi song.


elle-rodeo said on the 17th Jul, 2012

they promised power-pop and delivered it. i dig.


noack182 said on the 17th Jul, 2012

this is the worst thing that i have heard by this band like i hated 21st but this is worse!!!! the band i loved growing up has turned into some form of one direction!!!!!! i was hoping these albums would make up for 21st but clearly i was wrong!

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 17th Jul, 2012

Hey now. Watch your mouth buddy.

Green Day aren't anywhere near as good as One Direction.


liquidtopaz3 said on the 17th Jul, 2012

It sounds like one of the tracks you'd hear at the start of the album that would build up and run into the start of the next track, but then it just ended. Okay, but not great.


Oflick said on the 17th Jul, 2012

Yeah I was surprised to see it was the last track of the album. Doesn't sound like a last track at all. Then again they probably consider the three albums one album and hence don't view it as the last track.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 17th Jul, 2012

Where's that chick who only pops up for Green Day articles?