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Author: Marc Spitz
ISBN13: 978-1401302740
Title: Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day
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Language: English
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Publisher: Hachette Books; First edition (November 7, 2006)
Pages: 224

Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day by Marc Spitz



It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn't. Green Day's story-from rise, to fall, to rise again-has never before been fully told.

It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldnt. Green Day's story - from rise, to fall, to rise again - has never before been fully told. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Green Day: Rebels With a Cause.

Like a good punk rock song, it's a great, somewhat brief length and yet completely in-depth and brings some new details to life. Bright Eyes: Noise Floor. Various: This Is Boston, Not .

has been added to your Cart. While I understand the bay area's role in punk rock, perhaps a few too many pages were dedicated to this time period  . An excellent read for fans of Green Day, those interested in the Bay Area underground punk scene in the 80s, or even people who enjoy good biographies. 4 people found this helpful.

Awesome read for any Green Day fan. By Thriftbooks. com User, January 9, 2007. Marc Spitz has again successfully delved into the economic background and times that shaped these young men into one of the best punk rock bands of modern times.

The definitive biography of Green Day - one of the most popular rock bands in the world. Format: Paperback, softback. Pages: 224 pages, Section: 16, b/w photos. Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group. Publication Date: 01/01/2008. Category: Rock & Pop music. Free P&P when you spend £20 or over. Also by Marc Spitz View all. Twee.

Download pdf book by Marc Spitz - Free eBooks. The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2. It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over-the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie

Marc Spitz was a former senior writer at Spin magazine. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Maxim, Blender, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Nylon and the New York Post. Spitz is the co-author (with Brendan Mullen) of the 2001 LA punk oral history We Got The Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of .

The book was written by Marc Spitz and originally released on November 1, 2006 by Hyperion Books. It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over - the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly '90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie  .

The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2 It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to sell more than four million records and to win Record of the Year (for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") at this year's Grammy's. Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalist's nose for a great story, Marc Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim. Foremost, Nobody Likes You is a story of friendship and the transporting power of playing very loud music. It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn't. Green Day's story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.
Reviews: 7
Early Waffle
The book is worth a read but its content is somehow superficial or incomplete, depending on the reader's expectation. Since it doesn't have any official suport from the band or most closely related people, I think it couldn't be much better, anyway. There's almost no proper interviews with band members, except for reproductions from magazines (mostly Spin).
On the other hand, the most relevant part of the book are focused on the early years of the band members in Bay Area, and the history about the context of their life before commercial success is quite comprehensive. I found it interesting because, as a group, that social and cultural scenario was what really defined them and their music. From people related to that period comes the most revelant and interesting interviews as well.
From the Dookie worldwide explosion onwards, chapters sound almost like fillers.
The text itself is very easy-reading, even for a non-English speaker like me.
Well, whilst it is probably one of the best options around when it comes to a Green Day biography, it wasn't enough for me. As the fan I have been for a lifetime, I still want to know a lot more about their lives. But, I would buy and read it again. ;)
Ffyan
Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times and Music of Green Day takes readers on a world tour of Green Day from the early lives of Billie, Mike and Tre through the release of the American Idiot album. The biography covers every major Green Day release, taking readers into the studio and on tour with the band through their roller coaster of a career. From humble beginnings in blue collar families to multi-platinum success to political activism, Nobody Likes You has just about everything a Green Day fan could desire and is a solid look at pop-punk culture.

If I have any criticism about Nobody Likes You, it's that the book focused a bit too much on the early years of Green Day (the Gilman Street years, prior to the release of Dookie). While I understand the bay area's role in punk rock, perhaps a few too many pages were dedicated to this time period. I'll admit my introduction to Green Day came at the same time as many others, with the release of Dookie and while I found the parts of the book set in the pre-Dookie era interesting and educational, the minutia of detail in which the Gilman Street era is covered began to drag after awhile.

Otherwise, I found Nobody Likes You to be a great biography. One gets a true appreciation for what happens when a bunch of kids who come from working-class backgrounds and the San Fransisco underground punk movement suddenly find themselves releasing an album that would go on to sell 10 million copies at age 20. The members of Green Day seem to have remained humble and true to themselves.

An excellent read for fans of Green Day, those interested in the Bay Area underground punk scene in the 80s, or even people who enjoy good biographies.
Shaktit
As usual, Green Day exceeds my expectations. The story of a bunch of kids who were just kids, "growing up" out of the East Bay punk scene is vicariously the way a lot of kids grew up in that decade. They let everyone in and to be a part of them. So much love! Still breathing? Still running and jumping loving and playing strong! The revolution has only just begun!
Cashoutmaster
My nephew, a Green Day fan, enjoyed reading this book. Not found in our local bookstore.
Shan
It was a good read. Finished it in one afternoon. Seemed as well researched aa it could be considering it doesn't seem to be authorized.
Zorve
best Green Day Book out there, You will already know 90% of the stuff in the book if you are a fan but still this is the best Green Day book out
Syleazahad
Got this for my boyfriend (an avid Green Day fan) and he said it is an excellent book and very inspiring.
This book lack of details and its pure focus on the gilman street scene for almost half the book should be noted. The book fastforwarded everything that happened there after, including details about each album. After I read Spitz biography about Bowie I was just expecting more.