Out of all the post-Nirvana alternative bands to break into the pop mainstream, Green Day were second only to Pearl Jam in terms of influence. At their core, Green Day were simply punk revivalists who recharged the energy of speedy, catchy three-chord punk-pop songs. Though their music wasn't particularly innovative, they brought the sound of late-'70s punk to a new, younger generation with Dookie, their 1994 major-label debut. Dookie sold over ten million copies, paving the way for a string of multi-platinum releases that opened the doors for a flood of American neo-punk, punk metal, and third wave ska revivalists. More than a decade later, as many of their former contemporaries settled into retirement, Green Day remained at the forefront of popular music with albums like the Grammy-winning American Idiot.
|Working Class Hero||Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur (Standard Version)||Rock|
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, and Epic
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Rainy Day
Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, and Tambourine
Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur (Standard Version), #13
Working Class Hero Lyrics
As soon as your born they make you feel small
They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
When they've tortured and scared you for 20 odd years
Keep you doped with religion, sex and T.V.
There's room at the top I'm telling you still
Yes , A Working Class Hero is something to be