After a 4-year recording absence, GREEN DAY is back with FATHER OF ALL MOTHERFUCKERS….This is their 13th album, and it is somewhat a weird album to describe; It is full of GREEN DAY energy; it feels more like a party rock album with some garage rock vibes; there are hints of glam, soul, and of course, punk. But at the same time, it feels like a retro type of album, with sprinkles of 50s swing to it.
I guess you can say that it is an alternative punk-pop album.
It is not an overly political album like their previous work — at first, I did not get any political vibes from it. However, after a few listening sessions, I noticed that some subtle political messages are masquerading throughout this album.
I think, FATHER OF ALL is the most upbeat album GREEN DAY has ever released; the record is 26 minutes long, the shortest album ever made by Green Day — which is great, ’cause I’m a fan of fast, under 30-minute album formats.
Billy Joel Armstrong’s voice is so unique and iconic, and it comes across sounding pretty great here. His falsettos were good — and a bold thing to attempt at this stage of his recording career. The bass and drums are always excellent on every GREEN DAY album, and they are excellent here also.
I have some theories about why this album feels a bit experimental. This was supposed to be their last album under Warner Bros, and I think they waited 4 years to release a final album to fulfilled their contract and get it over with. If that was the case, I dig it, and I applaud them. This not a bad album, but it is definitely not their best. Keeping an open mind is crucial to enjoying this album thoroughly.
FATHER OF ALL MOTHERFUCKERS is worth checking out; stream it if you can, and if you are a hardcore GREEN DAY fan, definitely get the LP.
TRACK 1-FATHER OF ALL: First single, kick-ass track, the bass and drums are awesome
TRACK 2-FIRE, READY, AIM: Lots of piano.
TRACK 3-OH YEAH!: Is a straight-up pop-rock song
TRACK 4-MEET ME ON THE ROOF: It has a 50s swing vibe. It starts as an alt-rock song and morphed into a swing track.
TRACK 5-I WAS A TEENAGE TEENAGER: it is a catchy ballad
TRACK 6-STAB YOU IN THE HEART: It has some punk and 50s influences and some swing vibes.
TRACK 7-SUGAR YOUTH: It is the most punk song in the album…sounds like old GREEN DAY
TRACK 8-JUNKIES ON A HIGH: This is my favorite track, and it is the second-longest song in the album, could’ve been a single
TRACK 9-TAKE THE MONEY AND CRAWL: Edgy lyrics with weird sound effects
TRACK 10- GRAFFITIA: I really liked this track, and it felt like an appropriate song to bring this fun party rock album to a close.
GREEN DAY: FATHER OF ALL MOTHERFUCKERS (2020)