Ever think that you would be able to hear Green Day’s complete discography in five minutes? Well, considering that some of the songs from American Idiot easily run up to ten minutes, that would be kind of difficult.
Enter YouTube sensation Kye Smith.
Smith had taken on the challenge of playing drums on every Green Day song in the time that it takes you to heat up a Hot Pocket for the Drum Chronology series.
Check out the video below as he hammers out five second snippets of each of the tracks from the California band’s catalog from albums like Dookie, Nimrod, Warning, American Idiot and more all in chronological order.
Green Day has been one of the pioneers of bringing the sound of pop-punk to the forefront of mainstream. The album that helped catapult them into that limelight of top 100 tracks and mainstream award shows could easily have been 1994’s Dookie.
Dookie which gave fans a laundry list of hit singles such as “When I Come Around,” “Basketcase,” “Welcome to Paradise” and personal favorite, “Longview” became one of Green Day’s biggest hit album with the exception of 2004’s American Idiot.
During their show in the UK at the Brixton Academy, the band did something that is not very common and has probably never happened before; they went ahead and performed Dookie in its entirety.
At the beginning of the video, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reminds or informs fans, that the album will be celebrating twenty years since its released which would happen in February of next year (February 1, 2014 to be exact).
While the video might be shaky and not exactly high quality, it doesn’t take away the fact that Armstrong along with guitarist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tré Cool and backing vocals/guitarist Jason White, still know how to bring that album to life and remind everyone why it helped make them who they are today in the music world.
Watch the full half an hour show below:
Since there have been a lot of anniversary tour happening lately, do you think Green Day will go ahead and do a Dookie 20th Anniversary tour? If so, who’s down for going?