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  • Whereas I didn’t really understand the connection of When I Come Around or the point of it, I think that Walking Contradiction would have to be one of my favorite Green Day music videos, or at least one of the funniest
  • The song Walking Contradiction goes nicely with the video as well and I enjoy the song by itself, definitely one of Green Day’s better music videos from Dookie or Insomniac in my opinion
  • The Video – First off I read that this video cost around $300,000 to make which I found interesting
  • One album ago and just a few videos ago for Dookie, the video for Longview cost the band $300
  • Definitely just a fun video to go with a fun song, glad they made this


    • by Grimmy101
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      Overview – Walking Contradiction, the fourth music video released by Green Day for their album Insomniac shows the band in yet another hilarious music video. The music video for Walking Contradiction sort of reminds me of the music video for When I Come Around because both of the music videos are sort of about interdependent actions, but this time Green Day goes at it with a comedic approach, and they come out with a really good result. Whereas I didn’t really understand the connection of When I Come Around or the point of it, I think that Walking Contradiction would have to be one of my favorite Green Day music videos, or at least one of the funniest. The song Walking Contradiction goes nicely with the video as well and I enjoy the song by itself, definitely one of Green Day’s better music videos from Dookie or Insomniac in my opinion. I would say that compared to Green Day’s other early music videos like Longview, When I Come Around, Stuck With Me, Geek Stink Breath, Basket Case, or Brain Stew/Jaded, Walking Contradiction

      would probably be the biggest scale music video, it’s sort of hard to describe what I’m trying to say but this would have to be the most complicated music video yet. Compared to the other music videos they released at the start of their career, this music video focuses on various events throughout a city rather than just a performance side of the video and then a story focusing on a few people. Well, once you watch the video this should make sense.

      The Song – And once again Armstrong manages to write an extremely catchy vocal melody for all parts of the song, I don’t know how many times I say this but it seems like I say it for every review I write of a Green Day song. But anyone whose heard Armstrong’s writing should at least have a sense of what I mean. The mood of the song is really upbeat and the lyrics are humorous by themselves, the music video to the song only adds to this. I personally like all of Armstrong’s lyrics during the verses and ...


      • I think that his lyrics in the chorus are a clever contradiction in themselves. The song itself is great but the music video is even better I think, one of the few times where I think the video is better than the song. Again, no real truly brilliant musical parts in this song but the flow is there and the feel of the song is great as well.

        The Video – First off I read that this video cost around $300,000 to make which I found interesting. One album ago and just a few videos ago for Dookie, the video for Longview cost the band $300. In the span of one album and a few music videos, the band spent 1000 times more money on this video than on their video for Longview. To be fair, Longview was an extremely simple video of really just a performance and then just a few scenes in an apartment but I just find that number so interesting that the band increased their budget for a video by 1000. This number really should just go to

        show how much Dookie helped their career and really helped them to launch into mainstream and commercial success. Now obviously with a $300,000 budget, you should be expecting some interesting things to happen in this video, and they certainly do. The entire video is made up of interdependent actions of really just the destruction of a town by a couple of things triggered by Armstrong, Dirnt, and Cool. You’d have to watch the video to understand what I mean but I have to say, the concept and the execution of this video is just hilarious. The reason why this video ended up costing around three-hundred thousand is because at the end there is a building collapse and throughout the video there are a lot of car crashes, probably one of the more ambitious music videos from Green Day’s early career. I personally really like the humorous music videos that Green Day has put out, particularly this song and Basket Case, their sense of humor is definitely interesting to say the least. Definitely just a fun video to go with a fun song, glad they made this.




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