Sunday, November 27, 2011
GREEN DAY / Insomniac 
Following the breakthrough success of 1994's Dookie, pop punk outfit Green Day were beaten down, alienated and ready for a break. 1995's Insomniac captured those feelings perfectly with a bratty smirk gashed into their faces.
Louder, grittier and tighter than before, Green Day spit up a tight little package of snot-nosed pop punk songs packed with such an infectious bounce you'll hardly notice how angry they actually are.
It may not be a step forward from their Dookie sound but it's still good ol' fashioned rock n' roll with an honest sneer and that's exactly what captured my heart for all these years. Add this to my desert island discs.
5 Jesus Christ Supermarkets out of 5
Songs Of Note: Stuck With Me; Panic Song