Basket Case by Green Day is one of my favourite songs of all time and in my opinion it is pretty much as close to a perfect song as you can get. I still love it just as much as I did when I first heard it close to 15 years ago and with my short attention span there aren’t many songs that don’t fall under the ’skippable’ category after that amount of time. I came across a drumless version of the song a while ago on YouTube and while I knew it would be almost blasphemy to toy with something so perfectly executed, I wanted to try something different, treat it as a blank canvas and have a go at rewriting the drums. Obviously there was only one direction this could go, but I figured if I was going to screw it up I might as well go all in and totally overplay it as well, so here we are, Basket Case at double time.
Thanks to Michael ‘Feffy’ Ferfoglia for ripping a solo!
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External drums performed and recorded by Kye Smith
Video edited by Kye Smith
Guitar Solo: Michael Ferfoglia
Audio Mix: Michael Ferfoglia