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Green Day's New Song "Epic as F*ck"? Not Even Close.

See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's Dookie

The evolution of Green Day has to be one of the strangest transformations in music history. Over the last 25 years the band has moved from angsty, power-pop tinged punk to politically-charged rock operas to Broadway musicals. So a return to their roots, so to speak, was always in the cards. It was never a question of 'if,' but of 'when.'

Today's as good a day as any - "Oh Love" the first single off Green Day's upcoming album ¡Uno! hit airwaves yesterday (along with a new song from '90s "punk-ish" superstars No Doubt), self-described by the band as "somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles." Um, really? Even narcissism on this level is a little unexpected.

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Troy Farah is an independent journalist and documentary field producer. He has worked with VICE, Fusion, LA Weekly, Golf Digest, BNN, Tucson Weekly, and Phoenix New Times.
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