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Green Day

The Alan Cross Guide
Narrated by: Alan Cross
Length: 18 mins
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Alan Cross, beloved radio broadcaster and documenter of all things rock presents an artist profile of the band Green Day as part of his Alan Cross Guide to Alternative Rock audiobook series. Cross, in his familiar, affable, radio voice discusses the band Green Day. "It's one thing to be young, loud, and snotty," Cross remarks "but it's another thing entirely to be old, loud, and snotty." Not many angry young punk bands have the kind of staying power of Green Day and Cross takes a look at how this California punk band has been able to remain relevant and authentic after all these years. Fans of Green Day and new listeners alike will delight at this succinct primer.

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In this new audiobook, broadcaster, and music writer Alan Cross narrates the definitive history of Green Day. Cross succeeds once again in revealing the fascinating history behind the music in the same compelling way we've come to expect from his long broadcasting career.
©2009 Alan Cross (P)2009 HarperCollins Canada

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  • Eric
  • 12-11-18

Lacking

Seeing as how this title is only 18 minutes long, it is lacking what I imagine to be a lot of history of the band. It also is old as it leaves off right after American Idiot. I enjoyed it but didn't learn too many new things about the band and was left wanting to know more. The most fascinating thing to me was learning that tracks meant to make up the album that was going to come out after Warning were stolen and no one knows what happened to them. Because of this Green Day had to start all over so the band members each wrote short songs and strung them together which then produced American Idiot. #GreenDay #NotSureWhatIWasExpecting #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • Paul Luthi
  • 02-03-13

A fact-filled review of a GREAT band.

Would you listen to Green Day again? Why?

Yes. I am a Green Day fan. Have been for years, but I was always just listening to the music. I didn't know much about the band members until listened to this.

What did you like best about this story?

The straightforward facts presented in a way that made you pay close attention. Learning things I didn't know before.

What about Alan Cross’s performance did you like?

He is a very clear speaker and his presentation of the book was great. I couldn't find any fault with his narration.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. Its really not the type of book that brings out emotions in a person. Non-Fiction works usually are not emotional at all to me.

Any additional comments?

A must listen short piece for any fan of Green Day or Punk music.