Green Day : Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Green Day are Track Of The Week! Not laughing now, eh, George?
An overdue fanfare, then, for Green Day’s first Track Of the Week since ‘Basket Case’ (probably), with the suitably-titled ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’. As anyone who witnessed their apocalyptic performance on Later... the other week will testify, this is a band moving beyond the self-imposed stupidity of ‘Geek Stink Breath’ and turning into a raging force for good instead. “My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me/My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating/Sometimes I wish someone out here will find me” croons Billie Joe in a manner which will have even The Dears’ Murray Lightburn reaching for the Kleenex.
The dream, temporarily, is over but, as serious musicians for serious times, Green Day need to be saluted.
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