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Roxy’s Retro 4/20/21 Green Day “Good Riddance”

FOR MUCH OF THE 90’S, GREEN DAY WAS IN HEAVY ROTATION IN THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE, STILL ARE REALLY. THEY TOOK SOME HEAT FOR “SELLING OUT”, BUT I ALWAYS ADMIRED THEIR TENACITY & UNAPOLAGETIC SELVES…AND THEIR LIVE SHOWS? YES PLEASE! BUT IN 97 THEY HIT WITH A SONG THAT WAS A COMPLETE DEPARTURE AND I WAS A LITTLE PUT OFF THAT THEY HAD GOTTEN SOFT…WERE THE CRITICS RIGHT? I WAS DEFINITELY QUESTIONING THE DECISION TO BALLAD UP WITH THE SORT OF SAPPY DITTY, ‘GOOD RIDDANCE’…BUT THEN MY EMO SIDE PERKED UP AND I WAS HOOKED…IT BECAME A BIT OF A THERAPEUTIC ANTHEM…A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD IN A TIME OF MY LIFE THAT WASN’T SO PEACHY…TODAY’S RETRO FROM 1997, GREEN DAY’S THERAPEUTIC AND MOTIVATIONAL SINGLE GOOD RIDDANCE, TIME OF MY LIFE

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