“A Quick One While He’s Away” – Green Day

The punks meet the godfathers. Green Day mastered the mini-rock opera on “American Idiot” with two 10-minute rock operas: “Jesus of Suburbia” and “Homecoming.” Here Green Day pay homage with a damn terrific cover of the original mini-rock opera, the Who’s “A Quick One (While He’s Away),” recorded as a bonus track for “21st Century Breakdown.” This is my favorite Who track of all-time and Green Day delivers magnificently.

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One thought on ““A Quick One While He’s Away” – Green Day

  1. Dave – This is one of my all-time favorite Who tracks as well. Green Day does a great job… I still find the 30 year old Who version to have more energy and tone… not too mention I miss Keith Moon on the drums. But, with that said, this is an awesome tribute to a great piece of music.

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