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Green Day|BBC Sessions  (Live)

BBC Sessions (Live)

Green Day

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There are four sessions collected on 2021's The BBC Sessions, each held at BBC's Maida Vale Studio during Green Day's remarkable run in the 1990s. The first dates from June 1994, just after the band released Dookie. Here, the trio sound loud, precise, and slightly polite; it's as if they're still getting used to operating on a larger stage. By the time they held their second BBC Session in November 1996, nearly a year after the release of Insomniac, they sound rougher and wilder, particularly on the "Brain Stew/Jaded" performance. That attitude carries over to the third session, given in February 1998, a few months after Nimrod hit the stores. The 1998 set finds Green Day honing their precision attack, then the last session, given in August 2001, nearly a year after the release of Warning, captures a group in the thick of rethinking their approach; they retain their power but sharpen their songwriting chops. Taken together, The BBC Sessions emphasizes both the connective threads and creative evolution of Green Day during the first act of their career, which makes it a worthy historical document in addition to a first-rate live album.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
She (BBC Live Session)
00:02:11

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

2
When I Come Around (BBC Live Session)
00:02:52

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

3
Basket Case (BBC Live Session)
00:02:56

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

4
2000 Light Years Away (BBC Live Session)
00:02:38

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist - Jesse Michaels, Writer - Pete Rypins, Writer - Dave Henwood, Writer

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

5
Geek Stink Breath (BBC Live Session)
00:02:06

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

6
Brain Stew/Jaded (BBC Live Session) Explicit
00:04:34

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

7
Walking Contradiction (BBC Live Session) Explicit
00:02:35

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

8
Stuck with Me (BBC Live Session) Explicit
00:02:18

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

9
Hitchin' a Ride (BBC Live Session)
00:02:50

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

10
Nice Guys Finish Last (BBC Live Session) Explicit
00:02:57

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

11
Prosthetic Head (BBC Live Session)
00:03:33

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

12
Redundant (BBC Live Session)
00:03:16

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

13
Castaway (BBC Live Session)
00:03:50

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, Composer, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

14
Church on Sunday (BBC Live Session)
00:03:13

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lyricist, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, Composer, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

15
Minority (BBC Live Session) Explicit
00:03:18

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

16
Waiting (BBC Live Session)
00:03:20

Tre Cool, Drums, Writer - Billie Joe Armstrong, Lead Vocals, Writer - Mike Dirnt, Writer, Bass - Green Day, MainArtist

© 2021 Reprise Records.. ℗ 2021 BBC under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

Album Description

There are four sessions collected on 2021's The BBC Sessions, each held at BBC's Maida Vale Studio during Green Day's remarkable run in the 1990s. The first dates from June 1994, just after the band released Dookie. Here, the trio sound loud, precise, and slightly polite; it's as if they're still getting used to operating on a larger stage. By the time they held their second BBC Session in November 1996, nearly a year after the release of Insomniac, they sound rougher and wilder, particularly on the "Brain Stew/Jaded" performance. That attitude carries over to the third session, given in February 1998, a few months after Nimrod hit the stores. The 1998 set finds Green Day honing their precision attack, then the last session, given in August 2001, nearly a year after the release of Warning, captures a group in the thick of rethinking their approach; they retain their power but sharpen their songwriting chops. Taken together, The BBC Sessions emphasizes both the connective threads and creative evolution of Green Day during the first act of their career, which makes it a worthy historical document in addition to a first-rate live album.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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