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Extra Credit VH1 - GREEN DAY BEHIND THE MUSIC Music 24B Dr Bryant VH1s"Behind the Music presented the story of Green Day a controversial rock band

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GREEN DAY: BEHIND THE MUSIC Music 24B Dr. Bryant
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VH1’s “Behind the Music” presented the story of Green Day, a controversial rock band from northern California. The television program portrayed a topic very familiar with the genre of rock ‘n roll; the event when an artist or group disassociates themselves with an anti-conformist family and falls into the mainstream. Green Day echoes the stories of Bob Dylan, a folk singer who outraged millions by playing pop songs on an electric guitar in the 60’s, and Nirvana, an early 90’s grunge band that was signed onto a record label, an act which dissolved their alternative rock roots. Green Day exhibits a tale of innocence, betrayal, and tenacity. Green Day’s story begins in Gilman Street, an underground punk venue in Berkeley, CA. This setting was where social outcasts came to find a sense of unity and acceptance. Gilman Street also had a strict code of anti-conformity. Their regulars often shunned and rejected the common mainstream pop sounds of recording corporations. In
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course MUSIC 24B taught by Professor Bryant during the Spring '08 term at Pasadena City College.

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Extra Credit VH1 - GREEN DAY BEHIND THE MUSIC Music 24B Dr Bryant VH1s"Behind the Music presented the story of Green Day a controversial rock band

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