Green Day's Generation Punk CD
1. My Chemical Romance - "Give 'Em Hell, Kid"
2. The Distellers - "Drain the Blood"
3. mp3:Generation X - "Kiss Me Deadly" (Billie Joe Armstrong's "favourite song of all time." He says, "It was punk rock, but at the same time it was really sweet too. I was 16 years old when I heard it and Generation X were the first real punk rock band I ever got into. That song was instrumental in me wanting to start a band.")
4. Operation Ivy - "Knowledge"
5. AFI - "The Days of the Phoenix"
6. The Stooges - "I Got a Right"
7. mp3:MC5 - "The American Ruse" (Invented American punk. "Scene brothers to The Stooges as Operation Ivy and AFI were to Green Day, the MC5 fueled Iggy's menace with the anger and menace that followed the death of the hippy dream - just as 'American Idiot' tries to make sense of George Bush's America." From their 1970 album Back In The USA)
8. Alkaline Trio - "Back to Hell"
9. Deftones - "Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)"
10. Dead Kennedys - "California Uber Alles"
11. Filter - "Captain Bligh"
12. mp3:Flamin' Groovies - "Golden Clouds" (Mid-60s Psychedelic-rockers "never fully appreciated in their lifetime - though the Brit punk crowd picked up on them.)
13. Stiff Little Fingers - "Tin Soldiers"
14. Green Day - "Letterbomb"
Parenthetical asides from NME
Happy Independence Day.