Shut Up And Sing: Green Day

A reader writes:

It truly is a shock that this group still receives so much attention. Somehow their faux punk, whiney, power chord-driven sound escaped from the mid '90s unscathed and doubly annoying. "American Idiot" is one of those songs that makes one embarrassed to be young and politically active. Few things are quite as absurd as corporate rock railing against the corporate media.

Don't want to be an American idiot
One nation controlled by the media
Information age of hysteria
It's going out to idiot America