Saloon Jukebox Featured Song

May 10, 2009 | Comments (0) | by T.R.

Green Day - "Going to Pasalacqua"

In honor of Green Day's release of 21st Century Breakdown this Friday, we are dedicating the jukebox this week to some of the band's earlier tunes. "Going to Pasalacqua" comes off of their first full length album, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, which is actually a compilation of their first three EPs. As Pasalacqua is a reference to a Bay Area funeral home, the suggestion is that love can be the death of you. The majority of Green Day songs from this time period dealt with unrequited love. It's a cornerstone theme of popular music. Just because you're punk doesn't mean you can't express love.