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American Idiot, Punk’s Response to Government

Listen to the full episode. On September 11th, 2001 the biggest terrorist attack in the history of the United States occurred. Immediately after these malicious attacks were confirmed, President George W. Bush demanded action be taken against the terrorist who… Continue Reading →

“American Idiot” Videos & Performances

In my previous blog post, I went into depth about the music video for Green Day’s song “American Idiot”. For this post, I want to focus on an alternative version of the song, as well as a more recent live… Continue Reading →

“American Idiot” Lineages

Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer of Green Day, has been vocal about the conception of single and title track to the album “American Idiot” as a reaction to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s song “That’s How I Like It”. For the first… Continue Reading →

“American Idiot” Critique & Context

For my listening posts, I am choosing to analyze the song “American Idiot” by Green Day. This song was released on September 20, 2004, as a form of protest against the media coverage of the Iraq War and the Bush… Continue Reading →

Paranoia & American Idiot

“Paranoia” by Chance the Rapper (2013) I had first heard this song in my junior year of high school around 2013. I originally thought that Chance the Rapper was describing his relationship with paranoia. I was not familiar with him… Continue Reading →

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