Green Day vs. Jawbreaker

July 22nd, 2014 by
This gem was submitted by Mark Adams Jawbreaker is one of my all time favorite bands. Granted the four chord punk riff simplicity of the "Boxcar" (1994) verse is nothing mind blowingly original. But check out Green Day's "She's a Rebel" (2004) and the similarity is unmistakable. [mini_player audio="/music/green_day-shes-a-rebel2.mp3" artist="Green Day" track="She's a Rebel" year="2004"] [mini_player audio="/music/jawbreaker-boxcar2.mp3" artist="Jawbreaker" track="Boxcar" year="1994"] This is not the first time Green Day has appeared on this site. Check  some of these other posts: Green Day vs. ELO vs. Scott McKenzie Green Day vs. Motley Crue vs. Bryan Adams Green Day vs. Night Ranger  
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14 Responses to “Green Day vs. Jawbreaker”

  1. avatar Mark Adams says:

    Thanks. Do you like these sort of posts because they give you an excuse to listen to some of your favourite music? Anyway, I have a crazy Green Day comparison, but maybe it’s a bit of a stretch, the verse of Minority (2000) sounds kind of like Mickey Mouse’s theme song.

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    Keith Reply:

    Ha. Yeah, I would definitely prefer these over One Direction.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Maybe you could save yourself the hassle by asking Ben to look into the other One Direction similarities, except maybe you wouldn’t be that cruel.

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  2. avatar Mark Adams says:

    A guy by the name of Paul Pike claimed to have written the songs from American Idiot and filed for a court case with scant evidence in 2006.

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  3. avatar Mark Adams says:

    Horseshoes and Handgrenades (2009) sounds like a profanity-filled version of main offender by The Hives (2000), and I guess Hitchin’ a Ride (1997) sounds quite a bit like Stray Cat Strut not just in the popular riff, but in the melody as well.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And the riff from Boulevard of Broken Dreams sounds kind of like She’s My Heroine by Agent 51 (2003). Anyway, I don’t know how likely it is they heard these songs.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    But Horseshoes and Handgrenades also sounds like their own Prosthetic Head (1997), which sounds kind of like Is She Really Going Out with Him? by Joe Jackson (1979).

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  4. avatar Mark Adams says:

    And Last of the American Girls (2009) sounds kind of like a cross between Fun, Fun, Fun (1964) and When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbing Along).

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  5. avatar Mark Adams says:

    Anyway, Green Day, Jawbreaker and Dillinger Four all started out playing at The Alternative Music Foundation, 924 Gilman Street. Also, maybe they had heard She’s My Heroine as Agent 51 was signed to their Adeline Records in 2001, but then again, the album which contained She’s My Heroine was released by another company. They could have still heard them practising the song in the studio before they left the company.

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  6. avatar Mark Adams says:

    The guitar solo or instrumental break of BOBD sounds even more like She’s My Heroine.

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  7. avatar Mark Adams says:

    And maybe I could add Nightlife (2012), but it’s in a drastically different style.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH-pwYJyDW0

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  8. avatar Mark Adams says:

    And funnily enough, Nightlife also sounds like this.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0xx-8hT2QE#t=3m22s

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  9. avatar Mark Adams says:

    And the melody of Boxcar sounds kind of like Exhuming McCarthy by R.E.M, off of Document (1987) and Strange by Wire (1977). A comment states that Strange sounds like Sister Ray by The Velvet Underground (1968). R.E.M. covered Strange on the same album.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ-goz4q1qo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDclzxulwT8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d69mDT11yI

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