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It was released as the fifth and final single from the group's seventh studio album, American Idiotand the second song on the album. With the song running for 9 minutes and 8 seconds, it is Green Day's second longest song with the Muddy Waters - The London Muddy Waters Sessions longest song being fellow American Idiot song "Homecoming", which runs for 9 minutes and 18 seconds and the group's longest song to be released as a single.
The long version was still played on many album rock and alternative rock radio stations. At most live shows on the first leg of the group's 21st Century Breakdown World Tourthe band would pick a member from the audience to play guitar for the song.
The single has soldcopies as of July Billie Joe Armstrong, Billboard. American Idiot is a concept album that describes the story of a central character named Jesus of Suburbia, an anti-hero created by Billie Joe Armstrong. It is written from the perspective of a lower-middle-class suburban American teen, raised on a diet of "soda pop and Ritalin.
Armstrong said it took "a long time" to write the song. Dirnt said that it came about from natural rehearsing between the trio. In addition, an overdrive pedal was employed to accentuate gain from the instrument, producing a "punchy" sound to each chord.
For the final three, he drums in his style: "I'm tipping my hat to all these great drummers that I love, and then I kick the door down and do Call Me (Original Mix) - Various - Defected In The House - Ibiza 2013 … my style.
Two versions of the "Jesus of Suburbia" music video exist, directed by Samuel Bayer who also directed the music videos for the first four singles released from the American Idiot album. One version is a minute edit, complete with a plot and dialogue; the other is a six and a half-minute director's cut, inclusive solely of the music itself and devoid of additives. The twelve-minute version is censored, whereas the six-minute version is not. The video starred Lou Taylor Pucci as Jesus.
Jesus' love interest Whatsername was played by Kelli Garner. Jesus' mother was portrayed by Canadian actress Deborah Kara Unger. Although Armstrong was originally tipped to provide the acting role of the main character, this was altered during pre-filming. The plot of the video essentially follows that of the song. Despite the fact it is the second track, the video reveals Jesus' and Whatsername's relationship before it is revealed in the story.
The video pays homage to " " by Smashing Pumpkins —it also made use of the snorricam which created the videos' notable up close shots in Jesus Of Suburbia - Green Day - Concert Compilation (DVD) convenience store and party scenes.
It has been played at most of the group's concerts since its release. At many concerts on the 21st Century Jesus Of Suburbia - Green Day - Concert Compilation (DVD) World Tour the band picked an audience member from the crowd to play guitar to the song.
The song holds the record of the longest performance on the UK television programmeTop of the Pops at 9 minutes and 10 seconds on November 6, Since its release, "Jesus of Suburbia" has received universal critical acclaim. People magazine called the song "epic" and a "magnificent nine-minute rock opera. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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