Tag Archives: Know Your Enemy

On May 15, 2009.

On May 15, 2009, “Reprise” label released “21st Century Breakdown”, the eighth Green Day studio album. It was recorded January 2008 – April 2009, at “Ocean Way Recording” inHollywood; “Studio 880” in Oakland, California,  “Jel Studios” in Newport Beach, California, “Costa Mesa Studios” in Costa Mesa, California, and was produced by Butch Vig, Billy Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt. At the 52nd Grammy Awardsheld in January 2010, “21st Century Breakdown” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Album”. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong– lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tré Cool– drums, percussion
  • Mike Dirnt– leaf and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Jason Freese– piano
  • Tom Kitt– string arrangements
  • Patrick Warren – string conducting
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mix engineer
  • Chris Dugan – engineer
  • Keith Armstrong – assistant engineer
  • Nik Karpen – assistant engineer
  • Wesley Seidman – assistant engineer
  • Brad Kobylczak – additional engineering
  • Joe McGrath – additional engineering
  • Andrew Schubert – additional engineering
  • Brad Townshend – additional engineering
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Chris Bilheimer – design, photography, stencils
  • Andrew Black – stencils
  • Micah Chong – stencils
  • David Cooper – stencils
  • Marina Chavez – back cover photo

Track listing:

All lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music composed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt.

  1. Song of the Century
  2. 21st Century Breakdown
  3. Know Your Enemy
  4. ¡Viva la Gloria!
  5. Before the Lobotomy
  6. Christian’s Inferno
  7. Last Night on Earth
  8. East Jesus Nowhere
  9. Peacemaker
  10. Last of the American Girls
  11. Murder City
  12. ¿Viva la Gloria?
  13. Restless Heart Syndrome
  14. Horseshoes and Handgrenades
  15. The Static Age
  16. 21 Guns
  17. American Eulogy: A. Mass Hysteria/B. Modern World
  18. See the Light
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On March 19, 2001.

On March 19, 2001, “Epic” label released “Know Your Enemy”, the sixth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded in 2000, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales,

and was produced by Dave Eringa, David Holmes, Greg Haver and Mike Hedges.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Sean Moore– drums, drum programming, trumpet
  • Nicky Wire– lead and backing vocal, acoustic guitar, bass
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kevin Shields– guitar
  • The Avalanches– remixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire, except “Ocean Spray”, by James Dean Bradfield; all music by Bradfield and Sean Moore, except “We Are All Bourgeois Now”, by Tim Gane, Malcolm Eden, John Williamson and Gary Baker.

  1. Found That Soul
  2. Ocean Spray
  3. Intravenous Agnostic
  4. So Why So Sad
  5. Let Robeson Sing
  6. The Year of Purification
  7. Wattsville Blues
  8. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
  9. His Last Painting
  10. My Guernica
  11. The Convalescent
  12. Royal Correspondent
  13. Epicentre
  14. Baby Elián
  15. Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children” (contains a cover of the McCarthysong “We Are All Bourgeois Now” as a hidden track)