Song of the Day #3,935: ‘St. Jimmy’ – Green Day

This is the third Random Weekend appearance of a song from Green Day’s 2004 punk rock opera, American Idiot. While I enjoy the album, it’s telling that I have never posted about it deliberately but only through these random spins of the musical dial.

I’ve always appreciated this album more for the musical variety than the story, which I haven’t taken the time to fully comprehend. Today’s track introduces St. Jimmy, the alter ego of Jesus of Suburbia, and blah blah blah.

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Song of the Day #3,621: ‘Jesus of Suburbia / City of the Damned / I Don’t Care / Dearly Beloved / Tales of Another Broken Home’ – Green Day

Today’s random SOTD is the second track from Green Day’s 2004 “punk rock opera” American Idiot. I’m not a Green Day fan in general, but I do like this album quite a bit.

American Idiot definitely hit a nerve outside of the band’s usual fan base, getting adapted into a Tony-winning Broadway musical and (reportedly) an upcoming HBO movie.

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Song of the Day #3,036: ‘Revolution Radio’ – Green Day

green_day_revolution_radioBefore today, I’ve posted only one Green Day song to the blog, and I started that post remarking that I was surprised I’d made it through 1,555 songs without featuring them. Well, I nearly made it another 1,500.

As I said back then, I’m indifferent to most of Green Day’s music but I really like their rock opera (and eventual Broadway musical) America Idiot. So it’s no coincidence that I like today’s SOTD, which Entertainment Weekly compares to that earlier work.

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Song of the Day #1,555: ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ – Green Day

I’m surprised to see that I’ve never featured a Green Day song through 1,555 Songs of the Day.

Not that I’m a big Green Day fan. I’m decidedly not. In fact, I dislike most of their music.

But I love American Idiot, their 2004 rock opera (which has since become a Broadway musical). And you’d think during more than four years of daily songs I’d have gotten around to it.

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