Green day - jesus of suburbia analysisPresentation Transcript
Green Day – Jesus of Suburbia Video
In this shot we see “Jesus of Suburbia” stood in the streets in a crucifix position whichcould be seen as the imitation of Jesus crucifixion.
This shot shows Billie Joe Armstrong on the TV performing this track with Green Day on theDVD “Bullet in a Bible”. This is how the performance is shown through out the video. It is acontroversial way to present the performance in the video.
The graffiti that the main character has done to show messages in the song and also lines oflyrics. Confusion and passion is shown on Jesus of Suburbias face.
Aggression is shown which is a convention within this genre of Punk and Grunge.
Drugs used through out the video and in the lyrics “Someone elses cocaine!” shown on theface of Jesus of Suburbia, with the dilated eyes and complete expression.
Another performance shot of Green Day with Mike Dirnt the bassist expressing his anger onstage. The mass people at this concert shows how famous the band is and that people mayeven worship them. Jesus is worshipped in our world but Jesus of Suburbia isnt.
Lyrics written on the wall shows passion in the character to have these phrases on his ownwall, questioning the bible and the existence of himself. Billie Joes lyrics are rebellious toAmerican life in the early 2000s
Again the protagonist is in a crucifixion body position and behind him is the United Kingdom flag,the Union Jack which shows how an American teen may feel about his nation. Could haveinterpretations of hate of America and disgust. Jesus of Suburbia may want to leave this countryand escape the American economy and disaster of propaganda and lies that are written withinthe song lyrics and many other lyrics from the album “American Idiot” which is based upon Jesusof Suburbia.