Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Keep this handy until 2014 ...

... when Green Day becomes eligible for the Rock Hall.

Because your faux-punk loving friends can make all of the arguments they want about "Dookie" this and "American Idiot" that, but the fact of the matter remains: These guys blatantly ripped off The Kinks. This could be one of the worst rips ever.

(HOLY CRAP: Wait until the Green Day one hits between two and three seconds, then start The Kinks.)

Green Day's "Warning," from the 2006 album of the same name:

The Kinks' "Picture Book," from the 1968 album "The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society":

1 comment:

  1. Funny you should mention "American Idiot," as that's a blatant rip-off of Dillenger Four's "Doublewhiskeycokenoice." Green Day had to cough up an out-of-court settlement for that one. Reprise and Green Day seem to have gone to great lengths to keep that out of the news.