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Amer­i­can Id­iot wasn’t just piv­otal in Green Day’s mid-noughties ca­reer­re­nais­sance – it be­came the sound­track for a post-9/11 gen­er­a­tion un­will­ing to be bowed by the pol­i­tics of xeno­pho­bia and fear. Bil­lie Joe Arm­strong re­cently re­vealed the epony­mous id­iot was in­deed then-pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush. He needn’t have both­ered.those scathing lyrics and that rebel spirit have only gained poignancy in the in­ter­ven­ing years. (SL) FIND IT: Amer­i­can Id­iot (2004)

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