February 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm #379365
**Edit: List of confirmed tracks**
“Stay the Night”
“Let Yourself Go”
“Kill the DJ”
“Fell For You”
“Loss of Control”
1. “See You Tonight” 2. “It’s Fuck Time” 3. “Stop When the Red Light Flash” 4. “Lazy Bones” 5. “Wild One” 6. “Makeout Party” 7. “Drama Queen” 8. “Ashley” 9. “Baby Eyes” 10. “Lady Cobra” 11. “Nightlife (feat. Lady Cobra)” 12. “Wow, That’s Loud” 13. “Amy”
1. “Brutal Love” 2. “Missing You” 3. “8th Ave Serenade” 4. “Stray Heart” 5. “X-Kid” 6. “Sex, Drugs & Violence” 7. “Little Boy Named Train” 8. “Amanda” 9. “Walk Away” 10. “Dirty Rotten Bastards” 11. “99 Revolutions” 12. “The Forgotten”
While these are vague, they sort of speak for themselves. I think this album will be a bigger test for Green Day than their last. 21st Century Breakdown was essentially an extension of American Idiot–it was never going to top it. This album will show if the band can expand further musically. I do think they have put themselves in line to be a big touring band for the rest of their careers at least even if future albums are so-so(though I certainly hope not)
These videos have all been put up this month.
Stay tuned.February 24, 2012 at 11:34 pm #379367
Looks somewhat promising. I certainly hope that they’re not regressing back to Dookie territory. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a great album, but it’s also sort of beneath them at this point. Maturity comes to mind.February 25, 2012 at 6:46 am #379368
I like how Greenday never rushes an album. By the time we get this one, it will have been four years since 21st Century Breakdown. Well-played. People will definitely be ready for this.
I agree that it’s a career-defining album for them, in terms of what their future holds. Maturity is a huge factor for them, as Pieman said. These guys are 40ish now. Brainstew and Welcome to Paradise worked well coming from a band of angsty 20-somethings, but let’s get real. Those times are far behind them.
I’m excited to see what they come up with.February 25, 2012 at 11:22 am #379369
I liked American Idiot, but was never sold on 21st Century Breakdown. I’m not sure where they should go from here, but I hope they can be like the next U2 and just keep releasing albums and never lose popularity. Although I hope they never become as boring as U2.April 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm #379370
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 11, 2012 – Green Day is currently in the studio recording three albums – a trilogy entitled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! – that will be released by Reprise Records on Tuesday, September 25th 2012; Tuesday, November 13th 2012 and Tuesday, January 15th 2013 respectively. The albums are the follow-up to the Grammy®Award-winning 21st Century Breakdown, and are being produced by the band’s long-time producer Rob Cavallo. ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! are being recorded in their hometown of Oakland, CA.
“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming,” said the members of Green Day. “Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels. We just can’t help ourselves… We are going epic as fuck!”April 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm #379371
Has anyone ever done anything like this before? How does this impact their Grammys chances? For better or worse?
From a business view, this could kind of work. Creatively, I’m torn. It could be brilliant or over kill.April 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm #379372
Eh this seems unnecessary. Why not take the best material from each album and release one great album? Hell, double albums are ALWAYS bloated. I’d imagine that triple album releases in a four month span would definitely be overkill.April 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm #379373
I disagree on that. Albums like Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Wall, The White Album, and even Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming are all very good double albums.
Now, Green Day is a band that is near and dear to my heart. American Idiot is my second favorite record of all time. Still, a triple album, by any means, is bloated. Perhaps what they mean to do is release three albums related, but still independent of one another. That would be very novel.April 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm #379374
So let me get this straight…. after enduring TWO bloated rock operas from Green Day, we’re now subjected to a TRILOGY of albums? Sorry, but this screams GIMMICK to me. It’s been since Minroity that Green Day has offered us a regular studio album. American Idot was obviously effective and the exact departure that Green Day needed. Now, they seem to be hanging on to the concept of desperation. It’s as if they don’t think they’ll remain relvent with a straight studio album. The three album gimmick will do nothing positive for them. It will fragment sales, confuse the NARAS (I can see it now, two albums cancelling each other out in a category and neither getting the nod), and be just plain overkill.April 16, 2012 at 12:49 am #379375
The problem is that they have the scope of accomplished artists, but the strategy of kids. I mean, their mindset is clearly quantitiy over quality, and that’s what’s gonna kill them.June 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm #379376
Here’s the trailer for Uno! with the artwork and what can be assumed is an instrumental snippet to a song on the new album. Pay close attention after watching it once while pressing pause on various parts of the clip. You’ll find song titles with details such as bmp. Thrilled for the new stuff, though cautiously optimistic about a triple release. Based off the sound this is another step for them–doesn’t really sound anything like American Idiot or 21st Century Breakdown, and it’s also not going back to any previous era.June 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm #379377
New Rolling Stone article on the albums, readable scanned versions here:
It’s the most interesting read yet on the trilogy.
Some of the confirmed songs (36 total spread over the three albums) are out there on YouTube in not the greatest quality. They did a string of surprise shows awhile back performing songs such as “Carpe Diem” and “Amy,” the tribute to Amy Winehouse. Who knows though how close those versions will be to the album. IJune 30, 2012 at 11:48 am #379378
Here’s one mass update.
“Oh Love” is the first single available July 16.
Tracklisting for UNO updated in the first post.
Trailer for DOS:
It’s a preview of “Fuck Time.”
Trailer for TRE:
Not sure what the song is here.July 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm #379380
On first listen, I don’t like “Oh Love” at all. The song is pretty boring and unremarkable. I can’t understand why they chose it as the first single. I guess I’m just kind of over Green Day in general.
“21st Century Breakdown” was an extremely disappointing follow up to “American Idiot.” I just have a sneaky feeling these 3(!) new albums are going to suck, too.