In one of the many appointments with the No Fun Mondays the frontman of the band Basket Case Billie Joe sings Manic Monday of Bangles (yes, those of Walk Like An Egyptianwith a special guest. In the video posted on its social, in fact, Susanna Bangles he plays guitar and remote in the company of Armstrong.
A version decidedly more rock, that is the proposal from Billie Joe: the original written by Prince and the initial proposal to the Apollonia 6 were certainly quarters with own pop, but the guitars are distorted and the riffs have replaced the electric piano that sealed the tune of the intro.
Are gone also the choirs. Billie Joe sings: “It’s just another manic Monday, I wish it was Sunday” without that “oh-uh-oh” that separated one period from the other. The vocalise is replaced by the same notes are performed by the octaves of the guitar.
The song was the first single to consecrate the Bangles to the world-renowned and was launched January 27, 1986 as the extract from the second album of the band Susanna Bangles, Different Light containing other hits like, in fact, Walk Like An Egyptian, If She Knew What She Wants and Walking Down Your Street.
Billie Joe Armstrong he is conducting his little show from his home under the name of No Fun Mondaysa format that offers a cover every Monday. In past editions of the frontman of Green Day has published The Thing We’re Alone Now of Tommy James And The Shondells and You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory of Johnny Tunders.
About Green Day, also, Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed she’s written 6 new songs for his band despite the new album Father Of All it has been released only on 7 February. “I have so many melodies in his head”said Billie Joe, but he has imposed on his team-mates Mike Dirnt (low) and Tré Cool (battery) to remain in the house, hoping that soon he is back in the studio with the producer of the last album, Butch Walker.
Even in quarantine, and then, the band of Berkeley does not stop: only 4 days ago, on April 3, the Green Day they released the EP Otis Big Guitar Mix containing 3 tracks from the trilogy One, Dos and Tré with an original mix of Lazy Bones, Wild One and Oh Love.
That’s not all: after having participated to the charity event of Elton John with Dave Grohl, Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish and Sam Smith the frontman of the Green Day will participate in the great event in the remote is organized by theThe World Health organization in collaboration with Global Citizen which will be staged between April 18 and 19.
The event called One World: Together At Home they also participate in Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Stevie Wonder, Billie Eilish and many others, and in representation of Italy, there will also be Andrea Bocelli.
In expectation of the end of the lockdown global Billie Joe joins the many artists that are promoting from home and invite you repeatedly on fans to protect themselves from the Covid-19 following the provisions of the governments.
Below is the video where Billie Joe sounds Manic Monday the Bangles in a duet with Susanna Bangles.