I played this song for today’s JG Open Mic, but figured posting a slightly more polished version would be a nice way to put a bow on it.
Really fun song to play. I practiced much longer than I usually would for a song (a whole 2 months!) since I had never played live in front a group of people. Despite that, I did mess up on the solo when playing live. I did better on this one though I did mess the timing up a little later in the song. Great stuff, I love Green Day and want to do another of their songs one day in the future. Maybe basket case, or when september ends. They have a lot of really great songs.
Killing it, Alex! Loved this in the OM, thought you absolutely smoked it on debut! This is a stellar version to have laid down too. I’m always really impressed with how tight and precise your 3-finger power chords are! I almost exclusively play two fingered ones as whenever I try the 3-finger, I stumble around the fretboard like I’m wearing cloves!
Green Day are a tricky band for me, I really enjoyed their early stuff but later on they just lost me, although this is one of their good tracks, so nice picking!
Well done mate, super solid playing and great to see the solo, nailed that (don’t remember any mistakes when you played it live though ).
That was great playing Alexis, sounded great. Absolutely nailed the tone. You did really well at the OM too.
Random Green Day fact… that you might know but I only learned recently. There is a fourth Green Day member. When Green Day record albums they always double track the guitar to make them sound fatter. So when they play live, another guitarist is always there to make the guitar sound fatter. I’ve never seen them live but there you go.
I haven’t tried when september ends, but have done basketcase - it’s well within your capabilities and super fun to play with the fast palm muting riffs.
Good morning, Alexis.
Just wanted to say that your performance yesterday was terrific .
Holiday is my favourite GD song - and not just mine. I can remember seeing them live 10 years ago (it was the first time I went with my daughter to a rock concert as she was a big GD fan). When they performed Holiday the whole venue was ‘burning’ .
You played it so well, and I was so impressed by how quickly and accurately you changed the power chords.
Really great job on it at your live performance as well as your AVOYP !!
And thanks a lot for the link for the backing tracks. I’ll definitely check them out when I feel ready to work on this song .