Green Day: ‘Nimrod’ 25th Anniversary Edition Announced; Stream “You Irritate Me (Demo)” (Pre-Order)


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Rock Cellar Magazine

Originally released on Oct. 14, 1997, Nimrod was the fifth full-length album from East Bay alt/punk rockers Green Day.

Coming on the heels of the band’s breakthrough 1994 record Dookie and its visceral follow-up, 1995’s Insomniac, anticipation was high for the next move from Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt.

The trio responded with one of their most dynamic efforts to date — even seven years before 2004’s American Idiot graduated the band to global stadium-fillers. For 18 songs spanning various styles including surf-rock, hard-rock and ska in addition to the classic Green Day “alt-punk” approach, Nimrod yielded some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” and “Hitchin’ a Ride,” both of which remain set list staples today.

It also featured the single “Nice Guys Finish Last,” which had an especially late ’90s-styled music video that spoofed the NFL Films documentary series:

To commemorate 25 years of this key album in the Green Day catalog, the band will release a special 25th anniversary edition on January 27. Announced on Friday, the news came with the premiere of a previously unreleased recording, “You Irritate Me (Demo)”:

This recording is one of 14 demo recordings included in the reissue and two previously unheard Green Day songs. It also includes Live at the Electric Factory, a 1997 live performance that also has not been officially released before.

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1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Hitchin’ a Ride
3. The Grouch
4. Redundant
5. Scattered
6. All the Time
7. Worry Rock
8. Platypus (I Hate You)
9. Uptight
10. Last Ride In
11. Jinx
12. Haushinka
13. Walking Alone
14. Reject
15. Take Back
16. King for a Day
17. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
18. Prosthetic Head
19. Nice Guys Finish Last (Demo)
20. Place Inside My Head (Demo)
21. The Grouch (Demo)
22. Walking Alone (Demo)
23. Jinx (Demo)
24. Alison (Demo)
25. Espionage (Demo)
26. You Irritate Me (Demo) — previously unreleased
27. Tre Polka (Demo) — previously unreleased
28. When It’s Time (Demo)
29. Desensitized (Demo)
30. Chain Saw (Demo)
31. Reject (Demo)
32. Black Eyeliner (Demo)
33. Going to Pasalacqua (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
34. Welcome to Paradise (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
35. Geek Stink Breath (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
36. Nice Guys Finish Last (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
37. Hitchin’ a Ride (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
38. The Grouch (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
39. Chump (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
40. Longview (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
41. 2000 Light Years Away (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
42. Brain Stew (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
43. Jaded (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
44. Knowledge (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
45. Basket Case (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
46. She (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
47. F.O.D. (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
48. Paper Lanterns (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
49. Scattered (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
50. Prosthetic Head (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
51. When I Come Around (Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97)
52. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) [Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia 11/14/97]



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