Walking Contradiction

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  • Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong also plays guitar and sings for a band called Pinhead Gunpowder. The same year Insomniac came out, Pinhead Gunpowder released an album containing a song called "Walkin' Catastrophe." Though the two songs were different, both were sung by Billie Joe. >>
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Comments: 13

  • Alexis from Fremont, CaThis song sounds like The Kink's "Do it Again"
  • Christian from Stockholm, SwedenThe song is great, but the video is the best of them
    all.
  • Jason from Willmar, Mnsweet vid....lots of times that has happend to me soo mabey im a walking cantradiction..lmao..anyways great song...i should read the book "catch 22".
  • Alex from Gourocktre didnt talk billie into doing the stunt - he forced him!!! this vid costs 20,000 US dollars to make i think. the catch 22 bit refers to a brilliant book called catch 22 and proves you don't have to be dumb to be punk. a really fab song
  • Sarah from Bakersfield, Cacontrol the chaos behinde the gun..
  • Daryl from Olney, Iaim a friend of adams and he dosent feel this way
  • Bob from Rio Vista, CaThis song is REALLY about two things:
    1) Similar to Minority, its about being contradicatarary to get where you want in life, and
    2) Bands selling out when the get big.
  • Kimberly from Kettering, Ohi love this song so much. the video is so funny!!!
    x-Kimberly-x
  • Casey from Nashua, NhHit And run and then Ill hit you again
  • Brooke from Maple Shade, United StatesI actually had the pleasure of meeting Green Day in September of 1996. Because of this meeting through the Make A Wish Foundation, I now own the blue blazer that Mike Dirnt wore in the Walking Contradiction video. They are great guys!
  • Aaron Hackett from Washington, NjTalk is cheap and lies are expensive
  • Aaron Hackett from Washington, NjDo as I say not as I do
  • Candice from PerthIn the music clip for 'Walking Contradictiion', Billie Joe was afraid to do the stunt work required for it. He was about to pull out until Tre Cool (drummer) talked him into it.
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