Green Day – ¡Dos! (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:28 minutes | 890 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Reprise
Dos! reached #3 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums.
The GRAMMY Award-winning band Green Day releases the second installment of their ongoing album trilogy. The thirteen-track collection is garage rock at its finest. The memorable record showcases an array of musical styles and includes the standouts “Stray Heart,” “Ashley” and “See You Tonight.” Tre, the concluding chapter, is slated for a release in December, 2012.
Two days after the release of Uno!, the first installment of an ambitious punk-pop trilogy from Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong checked into rehab for various substance problems, problems that reached a head during an on-stage meltdown at a radio festival the weekend prior to the album’s release. Needless to say, the band’s complicated plans for 2012 and 2013 were adjusted, with the supporting tour scrapped and the concluding LP Tre! moved up from January to December. Amidst the chaos, the one thing unaffected was Dos!, which appeared according to schedule in November of 2012. While certainly cut from the same cloth as Uno!, Dos! has a different feel than its cousin. Green Day pushed all of their Who-inflected arena rock onto the first of the albums, leaving Dos! a high-octane collection of garage pop and hooky punk. At the outset, Billie Joe declares it’s “Fuck Time,” and he’s not entirely kidding, either. This is the “Makeout Party” album, a breakneck sprint through songs about girls (“Ashley,” “Amy”), wild ones, and “Nightlife,” the latter awkwardly incorporating a rap from Lady Cobra. Armstrong spits out profanities as he thrashes on his guitar, pounding out hooks that dig in immediately, possibly because they recall anything from ’60s frat-rock to ’70s punk. In that sense, Dos! recalls Green Day’s terrific 2008 busman’s holiday Foxboro Hot Tubs (indeed, “F*** Time” began as a FHT song), but this feels more hedonistic, even if the production is crisper and clearer than Stop Drop and Roll!!!! Maybe it’s all due to the knowledge of Armstrong’s post-recording breakdown, but he feels positively desperate to have a good time at all costs, grasping for a quickly fading past. Clearly, all the partying caught up to him, but while he was racing recklessly, he cut this terrific little party record.
01 – See You Tonight
02 – F*** Time
03 – Stop When The Red Lights Flash
04 – Lazy Bones
05 – Wild One
06 – Makeout Party
07 – Stray Heart
08 – Ashley
09 – Baby Eyes
10 – Lady Cobra
11 – Nightlife
12 – Wow! That’s Loud
13 – Amy
About the Mastering: Dos! was a 96/24 multi-track digital session mixed through an analog desk with analog EQ and analog effects. It was delivered to Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in NYC as 96K digital mixes and mastered at 96/24.