Book review: Green Day Treasures

Green Day Treasures tracks the career of Green Day from their formation (and before) to 21st Century Breakdown. As well as tracking their career, there are profiles of the three band members and a look at their side projects. Each album gets a couple of pages review, with the exception of American Idiot, which receives four. Various reproductions of posters, tickets and flyers are also included.

The book would be an excellent starting place (it did not tell me anything that I didn’t already know) for anyone who is just getting into Green Day, providing an overview of the band and their career. I thought that the overview of the albums were good; for example, previous books I have read about Green Day often focus on Dookie and American Idiot, whilst overlooking Warning, which I think is an excellent album (and the first Green Day album that I bought). A profile of musicians who tour and play with Green Day would have been a welcome addition, but this is a good overview of Green Day.

Rating (out of 5): ****

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