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Top Of The Pops Thursday: Green Day – Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance); Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

This week’s Top Of  The Pops Thursday spotlights punk rockers Green Day.

I have to admit, I knew very little about them before American Idiot in 2004, and still haven’t got round to checking out all their back catalogue, but I love what I heave heard. They’ve been around for an astonishing 22 years in a fairly stable formation.

Look out for a new album, 21st Century Breakdown, which is due out on May 15 this year. It will be their eighth studio album and their first since 2004’s popularity-boosting American Idiot.

First, from a 1998 edition of Top Of The Pops on BBC1, an acoustic version of Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) by singer Billie Joe Armstrong:

And here, from a Later… With Jools Holland show from, I assume, 2004, here is Boulevard Of Broken Dreams:

And, as a little bonus, here’s another performance of Boulevard… from The Late Show With David Letterman, which is also worth a look to see what happens to drummer Tré Cool at the end, and Letterman’s response:

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