Song of the Day: "When I Come Around"

Song of the Day: "When I Come Around"

Remember when Green Day wasn’t an uber political band (albeit with the dreamy kohl-lined eyes of Billie Joe Armstrong) but a trio of punky kids (“Hey, they’re just like us!) with a new sound? They weren’t our Beatles, no, but they were definitely representative of our generation, and I know that 9 out of 10 of my friends thought they were amazing.

When I hear “When I Come Around,” all I can think of is how the guys went around the city, knocking all of the telephones off their jacks. (Today I guess they would knock people’s cell phones out of their hands?) I also know that the song was written by Armstrong after he broke up with his girlfriend, who later became his wife, so I’m sure it’s great fodder for conversation in la casa Armstrong!

No matter how grown up the sound of this trio gets, or how many people love or hate American Idiot (it’s actually one of many favorite albums of mine), most of us will never forget Dookie or this song, which many of us bobbed at during junior high dances or basement parties. Click here to revisit your youth with some Green Day goodness.