East Jesus Nowhere

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"East Jesus Nowhere"
Single by Green Day
from the album 21st Century Breakdown
Released October 19, 2009[1]
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Punk rock, alternative rock
Length 4:35
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Billie Joe Armstrong / Green Day
Producer(s) Butch Vig, Green Day
Green Day singles chronology
"21 Guns"
(2009)
"East Jesus Nowhere"
(2009)
"21st Century Breakdown"
(2009)

"East Jesus Nowhere" is a song by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released as the third single from their eighth album 21st Century Breakdown. The single was released October 19, 2009. The song rebukes fundamentalist religion and was written by singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong after he attended a church service where a friend's baby was baptized.[2] The title is derived from a phrase in the 2007 film Juno. [3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on September 17, 2009. It shows a montage of live concert footage and pictures from their 21st Century Breakdown World Tour. The video is longer by about 30 seconds, because the bridge of the song is extended, although the studio version of the song is still used instead of a live version.[citation needed] The music video was directed by Chris Dugan and M. Douglas Silverstein.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100 71
UK Rock Chart 10
US Billboard Alternative Songs[5] 17
US Billboard Rock Songs[5] 24
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 17 min 25 sec ago. (25 September 2009). "Green Day Single News | News | Clash Magazine". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Fricke, David (May 28, 2009). "Green Day Fights On". Rolling Stone. p. 50. 
  3. ^ "Billie Joe Armstrong Goes Nuts for Robert Pattinson, Obama and 'Rock of Love' - Spinner". Webcache.googleusercontent.com. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Green Day - "East Jesus Nowhere"". MTV. 9 October 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p69310

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