Letterbomb - Green Day (Guitar cover) | By tfranzini
Hello music lovers!
I'm back with yet another guitar cover vídeo right here on 3Speak, on the Hive blockchain!
I'll do this post slightly different, according to the valuable feedback of @eugelys and instead of just talking brifly about the video and the equipment used, I'll explore a little more the reasons why I chose this one in the first place.
Green Day was a big part of my life growing up and it was one of my favorite bands before I developed a taste for classic rock and heavy metal. I may not listen to Green Day as much as I used to but I still think it's a great bandand I give it a listen every now and then.
But to understand the reasons why I chose this song today we must go back almost 20 years in time!
The year is 2004 and Green Day has just released American Idiot, the album that changed it all for me. Of course, as every teenager who was a Green Day fan, I ran to grab my copy but I had no idea what expected me.
Lyrics about protest whit some political influence was not exactly new to Green Day but American Idiot took that to a whole new level.
It wasn't just an album with great songs. No! It was an opera. It told a story and it was awesome! It was like every time I listened to the album, I picked up a different aspect of the story and a different part of the message that the band wanted to convey. It was different from anything they had done before and, I dare to say, anything they would ever do from that moment on!
American Idiot is still one of my favorite albums not just by Green Day, but of all times!
It was hard to pick one song from this album because they are all so great and I will definitely do others in the future but something kept making me coming back to Letterbomb. I don't know if it's that iconic intro ("Nobody likes you, everyone left you They're all out without you, having fun") or maybe what Billy Joe says on the bridge ("Where will all the martyrs go when the virus cures itself?") but I just think this song has a powerfull message, one that I wanted to help spread to the word.
I hope you enjoyed the final result.
The song was recorded with my custom shop Tele-style guitar, a Meteoro amp that has seen better days and a BOSS-OD20 pedal emulating a ProCo RAT, which was quite an unusual choice if I may say so because I don't think Green Day ever used anything rmeotely close to that. But what can I say? I tried, liked it so I used it!
But that's it for today! All feedback is apreciated and let me know if you have any suggestion of what song I should try next!