Bloc Party Singer Condemns Green Day

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BLOC PARTY singer KELE OKEREKE has slammed American rockers GREEN DAY for exploiting post-Iraq anti-Americanism to sell records.

The British SO WE ARE hitmaker was overwhelmed by the negativity at one of the band's recent gigs and is disappointed by the AMERICAN IDIOT rockers' pessimistic stance.

He says, "I recently went to see Green Day play in Norway and was really disappointed. The whole premise of the new record seems to be dissatisfaction.

"They seem to be riding on this pubic sentiment of anti-Americanism among teens across the world. It just seems to be the emptiest of sound bites and that's something we were always conscious of trying to avoid."

28/07/2005 09:17

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Yeah, I'll bet that you were disapointed hey. You weren't disappointed in them, you saw how huge they were and how much of an impact they were making and you know what else you saw, you saw your free ticket to the news room on their coat tails.  Green Day haven't just changed America and that can be proved by all their support from people in places like the UK and people like myself in Australia. And there are a lot of other places on that list so if I were this idiot from Bloc Party, I would pull my fat head in!
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green day rocks! not all of the songs on american idiot are about war.. but it relates to the "average joe" wanting to change/save the world, knowing that he can't do it alone, and all the emotions that come with it... isnt that what things like war, poverty, sickness and crime comes down to? Everyday people wanting to make a difference - but are we fighting a losing battle??.. yes! american idiot makes you think.
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