In the year 2000 Green Day from Oakland, California, released Warning! An album that continued their punk rock sound with some influences of folk and accoustics. It was a big improvement over their two previous albums which were a downfall after that great album Dookie. Also because the band took over production themselves after a failed attempt at Scott Litt as a producer who was famous for producing Seattle bands R.E.M. and Nirvana. Rob Cavallo who produced their previous album became executive producer now. It took them 2 years to come out with this one. A much longer period in accordance with their previous albums.
The album opens with the catchy “Warning” about how rules are made to be broken and warnings can be ignored. Followed by “Blood, Sex and Booze” about uhm S.M. “Church On Sunday” about compromise, great stories about Virginia, Mr Whirly, Vinny, and Gina, all bound to “Misery”. On “Jackass they described their love for the band Blink 182 or not? “Waiting” uses the same tune as “Downtown” by Petula Clark. Then the best single from the album “Minority”. And the f*#!!! grand finale is “Macy’s Day Parade”, a beautiful ballad.
Warning / Blood, Sex And Booze / Church On Sunday / Fashion Victim / Castaway / Misery / Deadbeat Holiday / Hold On / Jackass / Waiting / Minority / Macy’s Day Parade