GREEN DAY: “Father Of All…” limited coloured vinyl LP. Due 7/2/2020

GREEN DAY: “Father Of All…” limited coloured vinyl LP. Due 7/2/2020

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GREEN DAY: “Father Of All…” limited coloured vinyl LP. Due 7/2/2020

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GREEN DAY: “Father Of All…” limited coloured vinyl LP. Due 7/2/2020

From Rolling Stone Interview:

“I knew I wanted to do something different,” says Billie Joe Armstrong. He’s talking about his search for a new sound after 2016’s Revolution Radio, the album where Green Day got back on their feet after the messiest period of their career. Armstrong ­wanted to find a way to incorporate the soul-music phase he was going through, which ranged from Smokey Robinson to Amy Winehouse. “I’d always loved British mod music from the Sixties, but I wanted to go to where the source was and see if I could put [soul] through the Green Day filter,” says Armstrong. “It was a lot of trial and error, a lot of pulling my fucking hair out.”

Then it happened: Armstrong was at his home in Newport Beach, California, jamming with drummer Tre Cool, when Cool started playing “a nasty fucking beat.” Armstrong thought of a title: “Father of All Motherfuckers,” which he crafted into a Sixties-style dance-party jam that has him kicking his voice into a Prince-inspired falsetto. “I told my engineer, ‘I might look like a fucking idiot, but bear with me,’” says Armstrong. The song, he says, “was like a unicorn falling out of the sky: ‘I don’t know what this is, I don’t know how I did it, but this is the direction I’m headed.’ ” The song became the title track of Green Day’s new album, Father of All . . ., out February 7th, which has the band experimenting with danceable grooves, wiry riffs, and sounds that can range from New Wave to vintage R&B.

One thing that didn’t influence the new album? Donald Trump. Though Green Day took on the second Bush administration on 2004’s multiplatinum American Idiot, Dirnt says, “We didn’t want to give a piece of shit like Donald Trump any more airtime than he deserves. You’ve already had your 15 minutes. Fuck off.”

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