Demolicious

Demolicious is a compilation album by American rock band Green Day. It was released on Record Store Day on April 19, 2014. It is a collection of demo versions of songs from their ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! album trilogy. The album also includes the previously unreleased "State of Shock" and an acoustic version of "Stay the Night". It was released on double vinyl, CD, and cassette tape.[2] The cover art was designed by comic book artist Tom Neely with Kristina Collantes.[3]

Demolicious
Demolicious Green Day.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 19, 2014 (2014-04-19)
RecordedFebruary 14–June 26, 2012 (2012-06-26)
StudioJingletown Studios in Oakland, California
GenrePunk rock[1]
Length62:44
LabelReprise
Green Day chronology
¡Tré!
(2012)
Demolicious
(2014)
Revolution Radio
(2016)

Theme and compositionEdit

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".[4]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [5]
Punknews.org     [6]

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".[5]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Billie Joe Armstrong; all music is composed by Green Day (Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool).

No.TitleOriginally fromLength
1."99 Revolutions"¡Tré!4:06
2."Angel Blue"¡Uno!2:55
3."Carpe Diem"¡Uno!3:39
4."State of Shock"Previously unreleased2:28
5."Let Yourself Go"¡Uno!3:00
6."Sex, Drugs & Violence"¡Tré!3:25
7."Ashley"¡Dos!2:47
8."Fell for You"¡Uno!3:12
9."Stay the Night"¡Uno!4:40
10."Nuclear Family"¡Uno!3:03
11."Stray Heart"¡Dos!3:50
12."Rusty James"¡Uno!4:15
13."A Little Boy Named Train"¡Tré!3:57
14."Baby Eyes"¡Dos!2:15
15."Makeout Party"¡Dos!3:12
16."Oh Love"¡Uno!5:13
17."Missing You"¡Tré!3:41
18."Stay the Night" (acoustic)Previously unreleased mix3:09
Total length:62:44

PersonnelEdit

Band

Production

  • Chris Dugan – mixing
  • Tom Neely, Kristina Collantes - artwork

ChartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Italian Albums (FIMI)[7] 31
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[8] 119
US Billboard 200[9] 112
US Billboard Alternative Albums 18
US Billboard Rock Albums 24
US Billboard Tastemaker Albums 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Demolicious' serves as a reminder of Green Day's former sound". The State Press. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Crane, Matt. "Green Day to release demo LP 'Demolicious' for Record Store Day". AltPress. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  3. ^ Neely, Tom. "Green Day: Demolicious!". Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 1014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Mike Dirnt's Instagram profile". Instagram. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Fred Thomas (2014-04-19). "Demolicious - Green Day | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  6. ^ Punknews review
  7. ^ "Artisti - Classifica settimanale WK 16 (dal 14-04-2014 al 20-04-2014)" (in Italian). FIMI. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  8. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK". Zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  9. ^ "Green Day Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2016.