Demolicious

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Demolicious
Compilation album by Green Day
Released April 19, 2014 (2014-04-19)
Recorded February 14–June 26, 2012 (2012-06-26) at Jingletown Studios in Oakland, California
Genre Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock, garage rock
Length 62:44
Label Reprise
Green Day chronology
¡Cuatro!
(2013)
Demolicious
(2014)

Demolicious is a compilation album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on Record Store Day (April 19, 2014.) It is a collection of 18 demos including an unreleased track recorded in 2012 for their ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! album trilogy. It was released on double vinyl, CD, and cassette tape.[1] The cover art was designed by comic book artist Tom Neely with Kristina Collantes.[2]

Theme and composition[edit]

Mike Dirnt published the album's cover on his official Instagram account, stating "this is how ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! would have sounded if we were still on Lookout Records".[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars[5]

Fred Thomas at AllMusic notes that the album is much more raw and "more exciting" than the album trilogy that the songs came from. He goes on to state "Though more stripped-down and loose than usual album fare, the tunes on Demolicious end up feeling more direct".[4] Andrew Gold of Sputnikmusic states "If you enjoyed the trilogy, Demolicious provides a welcome change of pace from the squeaky clean production of the studio albums (that means no treble-heavy ear-piercingly sharp guitars from ¡Uno!)." However, Gold criticizes that there's musically not enough differences from the ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! trilogy.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Originally from Length
1. "99 Revolutions" (demo) ¡Tré! 4:06
2. "Angel Blue" (demo) ¡Uno! 2:55
3. "Carpe Diem" (demo) ¡Uno! 3:39
4. "State of Shock"   Previously unreleased 2:28
5. "Let Yourself Go" (demo) ¡Uno! 3:00
6. "Sex, Drugs & Violence" (demo) ¡Tré! 3:25
7. "Ashley" (demo) ¡Dos! 2:47
8. "Fell for You" (demo) ¡Uno! 3:12
9. "Stay the Night" (demo) ¡Uno! 4:40
10. "Nuclear Family" (demo) ¡Uno! 3:03
11. "Stray Heart" (demo) ¡Dos! 3:50
12. "Rusty James" (demo) ¡Uno! 4:15
13. "A Little Boy Named Train" (demo) ¡Tré! 3:57
14. "Baby Eyes" (demo) ¡Dos! 2:15
15. "Makeout Party" (demo) ¡Dos! 3:12
16. "Oh Love" (demo) ¡Uno! 5:13
17. "Missing You" (demo) ¡Tré! 3:41
18. "Stay the Night" (acoustic) previously unreleased mix, original song released on ¡Uno! 3:09
Total length:
62:44

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Italian Albums (FIMI)[6] 31
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[7] 119

Personnel[edit]

Band
Other

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crane, Matt. "Green Day to release demo LP ‘Demolicious’ for Record Store Day". AltPress. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Neely, Tom. "Green Day: Demolicious!". Retrieved February 25, 1014. 
  3. ^ "Mike Dirnt's Instagram profile". Instagram. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Fred Thomas (2014-04-19). "Demolicious - Green Day | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  5. ^ a b "Green Day - Demolicious (album review 2) - Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Artisti - Classifica settimanale WK 16 (dal 14-04-2014 al 20-04-2014)" (in Italian). FIMI. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK". Zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved April 27, 2014.