Throughout their career, Green Day has been accused of either paying homage to or inadvertently (or perhaps, quite purposefully) lifting melodies or riffs from other hit songs — see “Boulevard of Broken Songs” to discover how close “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” is to Oasis‘ “Wonderwall, then check out even more blatant examples here. And now, the trio’s new UK single, “Kill The DJ” (off upcoming LP ¡Uno!), will more than likely result in you remembering how much you liked Franz Ferdinand‘s 2004 single “Take Me Out”. Check it out below.
We previously heard the band perform the song live during their recent gig at the Echoplex, though it looks like the studio recording is sans expletives.
Though the title might hint that the song is criticizing the current EDM movement, Billie Joe Armstrong has said the titular DJ is really just “static and noise… Like this government cannot, will not, agree with itself. They refuse to make it work. Right, left –- it doesn’t matter,” he told Rolling Stone. “It blows your mind and pisses you off. It’s a song about being drunk, going through this chaos, feeling fucked up and all you want to do is get more drunk.”
Green Day – “Kill The DJ”
¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! will be released September 25, November 13, and January 15, respectively.