Awesome As F**k Awesome as F--- , a live album, doubles as both a high-octane greatest-hits collection and a not-always-flattering portrait of the band's evolution from bratty Northern… Awesome As F**k Awesome as F--- , a live album, doubles as both a high-octane greatest-hits collection and a not-always-flattering portrait of the band's evolution from bratty Northern… 2011-03-22 Green Day Rock Reprise Records
Music Review

Awesome as F--- (2011)

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EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Mar 22, 2011; Lead Performance: Green Day; Genre: Rock; Production: Reprise Records

Awesome as F---, a live album, doubles as both a high-octane greatest-hits collection and a not-always-flattering portrait of the band's evolution from bratty Northern California punks to stadium-rock juggernaut. The trio sound as if they're playing louder just to be heard over the crowd noise and the fireworks. Then there's the cheerleading straight out of a Kiss show, circa 1975: ''Let's go crazy!'' ''Let me hear you scream!'' ''Clap those hands!'' Spinal Tap couldn't have scripted it better. C

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Originally posted Mar 16, 2011 Published in issue #1147 Mar 25, 2011 Order article reprints