Green Day continued its residency on Last Call with Carson Daly last night (June 11), with two tracks from the band’s new album, 21st Century Breakdown. The band members perform before an odd mixture of devoted fans and faintly disinterested make-up-the-numbers audience members, who let out a raucous cheer when Billie Joe Armstrong gives a gruff shout out to Los Angeles.
The rapid-fire snare drum intro to “Murder City” momentarily makes it sound like it’s going to be a cover of Nirvana’s “Territorial Pissings,” but instead it’s another production-line-punk Green Day song. The medium paced title track of the album follows, with Armstrong delivering trite lines like: “My generation is zero/I never made it as a working class hero.”
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