If “¡Uno!” was not so convincing, “¡Dos!” it’s even worst. Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt in an interview stated that “¡Dos!” was going to have a “more garage rock — a little dirtier, like you’re in the middle of the party” sound. Well, honestly, this is pretty bubble-gum and Beatles flavored teenager-punk. Party maybe, garage and rawness definitively not. Nowadays Green Day are on urge to cashing-in, but their songs are less inspired then the most cheesy Beatles song ever, while “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” sounds like a Grindcore butchery versus “Fuck Time” for instance. This is (over) washed, perfumed, radio and media friendly prepared and packed, harmless, boring American subterfuge culture product like the cheeseburger, the Coke and president Obama. Very nice, but completely tasteless, fake and forgettable.
“Rubber Soul”, “Revolver”, and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, the Beatles albums from the mid 60’s were more Punk then this.
Meanwhile, Jason White, their touring guitarist of 13 years, who also provided guitar work on the trilogy, has been confirmed as an official member of the band.
The other major change, the release of “¡Tre!” would be moved to a December 11, 2012 release date instead the original date which was January 15, 2013.
“Nightlife” features artist Lady Cobra from the band Mystic Knights of the Cobra; while “Amy”, the closing ballad of the album it’s dedicated to Amy Winehouse.
Really feels like this is not the same band who delivered “American Idiot”.
01. See You Tonight 1:06
02. Fuck Time 2:45
03. Stop When The Red Lights Flash 2:26
04. Lazy Bones 3:34
05. Wild One 4:19
06. Makeout Party 3:14
07. Stray Heart 3:44
08. Ashley 2:50
09. Baby Eyes 2:22
10. Lady Cobra 2:05
11. Nightlife 3:04
12. Wow That’s Loud 4:27
13. Amy 3:25
Now it feels quite justified the fury of John Lydon (aka. Johnny Rotten, former front man of Sex Pistols):
“So there we are fending off all that and it pisses me off that years later a wank outfit like Green Day hop in and nick all that and attach it to themselves. They didn’t earn their wings to do that and if they were true punk they wouldn’t look anything like they do.”
This is anything, but not Punk Rock. And not even shit, but eventually diarrhea.