| I don't want to knock Green Day. I loathe sanctimonious music criticism. They are successful band plenty of people like and seem to keep their music and message where their mouths.
But that is a big pile of crap of an article. The writer conflates the trajectory of Bay Area and SoCal punk, which were both musically and chronologically dissimilar and would get you a boot in the shin at the time if you tried to pair them together.
There's also the obligatory, perfunctory grunge references, with no more relevance other than having roughly overlapped on MTV news for a brief time that summer.
Green Day probably had a commerical influence on later pop-punk as far major label appetite. I suspect there aren't a ton of bands that followed in 90s commercial success in that genre that would name Green Day as a big musical influence. Most of the bands that had commercial success in that general sound were LA, Long Beach, and Orange County bands with much more to do with Bad Religion and NOFX musically.
The one tether is the late, great Jerry Finn, who really honed a fantastic sound, mixing a and producing a number of great records during that period. And if you want to hear that come together really nicely on a full fledged grown up record check out the criminally underrated Years of Refusal - Morrissey album.
| I guess I get it for the times but I could never stand Blink-182 after Enema of the State. The worst was those spinoff bands. I got free tickets to one of those Angel's and Airwaves shows in 2006 or so in Atlantic City.
It was a fun time with friends goofing around with friends but whew what a terrible concert. Maybe worst music wise I've ever been to and that includes school talent shows. Haha.
I always hated Tom's weird voice more than anything.