Friday, July 22, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: GREEN DAY - GOOD RIDDANCE

"Good Riddance", by Green Day
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" is a song by the American rock band Green Day.

Although written by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong just after the release of the band's third album Dookie (1994), the song was not released until Green Day's fifth album, Nimrod (1997), and was the second single released from that album. An alternate version (in a different key, with a faster tempo and sparer arrangement) did appear as a b-side to the 1995 German import single for "Brain Stew/Jaded". As of November 2010, "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" has sold 1,812,000 copies.

On the album version, at the beginning, Billie Joe Armstrong makes a mistake (the 3rd string of the open G chord is played instead of the 4th), tries again, repeats the mistake, and in anger swears in a barely audible voice. In between tries, the faint click of a digital metronome can be discerned as well.

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