Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tune Up Tuesday!

This is a rerun as they moved the release down a week...my apologies :-)

Woohoo! Get Ready Kids, a long awaited release from rockers Green Day is in store today! 21st Century Breakdown will feature 18 tracks and is being released on Reprise Records. The title track from the album is its first single. Its been 5 long years since we have heard anything from these guys and we are excited!

21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: "Heroes and Cons," "Charlatans and Saints," and "Horseshoes and Handgrenades," and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far. Songs include "Know Your Enemy", "21 Guns", "East Jesus Nowhere", "Before the Lobotomy", and "Restless Heart Syndrome." In a recent feature, Rolling Stone called the album "even more ambitious than American Idiot" and "a record of die-hard punk ideals.tightly scripted, continually ascending classic-rock excitement."

Butch Vig, in my opinion a producing God has his hands on this album...making this Tune Up just a little more exciting. Butch Vig has helped Smashing Pumpkins, that little band Nirvana and his own endeavor Garbage achieve their success over the years.

Other releases for Tune Up Tuesday can be found here. Ben Harper, Hatebreed and Ludacris with DTP are of interest.

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