Green Day
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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 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

Awesome As F**k
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