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Green Day “shooting from the crotch area” with “stripped down” LP trilogy

By | Published on Friday 20 July 2012

Green Day

So we at CMU may have been remiss in not reporting on Green Day’s forthcoming album trilogy ‘¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!’ so far, but that’s all about to change. The band have been talking to MTV News about the three LPs – the first of which, ‘¡Uno!’, they’ll release on 24 Sep – and, oh my god, have they said a lot.

First up for discussion was the ‘American Idiot’ trio’s new single ‘Oh Love’, which is out for purchase now. Billie Joe Armstrong explained the track’s err… visceral themes to MTV, saying: “It’s kind of like leading with your heart and not necessarily with your brain as much. And also kind of maybe losing your mind, and shooting a little bit more from the crotch area”.

Moving on to ‘¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!’ at large, bassist Mike Dirnt cut in with: “It’s more of a fun atmosphere with these next records, going into more of a party thing, almost kind of a ‘hell party'”.

Armstrong then described the creative process behind the new records, saying: “I think with writing these three albums we just started writing songs, just getting back to basics, more stripped-down rock and roll. And we just started noticing the changes that were happening, so ‘¡Uno!’ is more of a power-pop record, ‘¡Dos!’ is more of a dirty, party, garage record, and ‘¡Tré!’ is sort of this epic ending of the whole thing… So it’s kind of like going around the world in 37 songs with Green Day”.

Now, that’s a rock and roll expedition I’m sure many of us would like to take. Minus any further ‘crotch’ talk, mind.

But since we’re on crotches anyway, why not listen to the aforementioned ‘Oh Love’ here:



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