JOSH T PEARSON: Last Of The Country Gentlemen.If you’re ever feeling exuberant, totally at one with the world or just full of the joys, let Josh and his guitar bring you back down to earth with a bump ... and send you the other way. As downcast as it gets with a voice that’s the musical equivalent of a heartbreak. Ironically he even calls one track Honeymoon Is Great. It may be, as long as he’s not on it. Perhaps the T in his name stands for tears.
GREEN DAY: Awesome as ****.Well, I suppose that’s one way of describing this live CD coupled with a live DVD. The DVD was shot in Japan and the tracks culled from performances on their worldwide tour from 2009 to 2010. A band made for stadiums and prove it with tracks like 21st Century Breakdown, Know Your Enemy, 21 Guns and American Idiot. Awesome? Yes and devotees will be in heaven. Rooted in their massive 2009 album 21st Century Breakdown which frontman Billie Joe Armstrong described as a “snapshot of the era in which we live as we question and try to make sense of the selfish manipulation going on around us, whether it be the government, religion, media or, frankly, any form of authority.’’