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Don't look now, but Green Day -- those pimply punks who broke onto the charts in the mid-'90s with punchy odes to slackerdom, mental illness, and, er, self-gratification -- are suddenly rock elder statesman. On their sixth album, Warning, using their secret tonic of one part Sex Pistols, one part Beatles, and one part, well, Green Day, the Oakland boys have concocted their tastiest brew yet. Always fascinated by the mundane, singer/songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong gleans his lyrics for the Mersey-beat gem "Warning" from actual warning labels. And those aren't the only labels he bends; in the rollicking rave-up "Castaway," he claims to be "a conscientious objector to the war that's in my mind." Other standouts include the anthemic rocker "Church on Sunday" (featuring Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers on keyboards), the toe-tappin' ditty "Hold On" (which has a harmonica intro that's a dead ringer for the one in the Beatles' "I Should Have Known Better"), the plaintive turkey-day ballad "Macy's Day Parade," and ye olde British-cum-California pub song "Misery." Warning is irrefutable evidence that "old" punks need not burn out -- or fade away.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2000
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624761327
catalogNumber: 47613
Rank: 7268


  1. Warning
  2. Blood, Sex and Booze
  3. Church on Sunday
  4. Fashion Victim
  5. Castaway
  6. Misery
  7. Deadbeat Holiday
  8. Hold On
  9. Jackass
  10. Waiting
  11. Minority
  12. Macy's Day Parade

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Green Day   Primary Artist
Gary Meek   Saxophone
Benmont Tench   Musician
Tré Cool   Drums
Billie Joe   Vocals
Mike Dirnt   Bass,Vocals,farfisa organ
Tal Herzberg   Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Ken Allardyce   Engineer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Green Day   Producer
Allen Sides   Studio Consultant
Rob Cavallo   Executive Producer
Tone   Engineer
Bill Schneider   Guitar Techician
Chris Bilheimer   Art Direction
Pat Magnarella   Management
Rick Ash   Engineer
Kenny Butler   Drum Technician
Timmy Chunks   Guitar Techician

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