So that's that: the shining pole star of the pop-punk sky, before Green Day's reemergence as a commercial force anyway, dulled, decayed and dead to the record stores. Well, almost, as 'Not Now' is a new (read: old but previously unreleased as a single) track aimed at promoting the just-in-time-for-Christmas best-of compilation. What's it like? You need it spelt out? Okay.
It does precisely what it says on the multi-tattooed tin: a few lyrics about girls, some crisp guitars and a slight snarl in the vocal delivery. 'Not Now' comes backed by 'Dammit'; if you've never heard it, then you've not listened to rock music for ten years and you've only heard of MTV because you overheard those skateboarding kids, that loiter so Daily Mail dangerously outside the local shops, talking about it the other week.
For a good few million people, this was growing up.
6Mike Diver's Score