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I wonder if they ever get sick of playing Basket Case. I guess not? 

Dookie is the perfect teenage album and it got me through my teenage life. 

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40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

18

Green Day, 'Dookie' (1994)

Green Day's major-label debut exploded across teenage America in the wake of Kurt Cobain's death like sweet, manic relief. Dookie was an irresistible paradox: 14 songs about despair detonated with Who-ish zeal and radio-tight pop craft. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong called it his "journal about what it's like to live as a street kid" — desperate for connection and frustrated to an atomic degree.

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/40-greatest-punk-albums-of-all-time-20160406#ixzz454JqmC5D

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I love that album. Today, a friend of mine was having what i called a "teenage crisis", so I told her to listen to Dookie. She's gonna tell me what she thinks tomorrow. I told her that it's still the best shit out there for those moments, because teenagehood makes us notice the void in life which is impossible to fill. That's the side effect of the fruit of knowledge. You always get 86'd of some paradise. In this case, it's childhood. Also, my geography teacher talked about how we are becoming prisoners in our own homes nowadays. It reminded me of Longview (I locked the door to my own cell and I lost the key). Now that verse has a whole new meaning to me. Sorry if that was obvious, but I thought he said his home was a cell because he felt like it were his little world and that he couldn't do anything outside it. Now I believe that he also meant that it was his own cell because it was too dangerous to go outside, so dangerous his mother locked him in. Sorry again if i'm overthinking. Just wanted to share my thoughts.

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Album Of The Day: 'Dookie' By Green Day
 

When punk changed for good.

 

Not one for the punk purists out there but nonetheless an exceptional album - no-one can deny that Green Day were a huge part of the 90s revival of punk rock, and major label debut 'Dookie' is their best example of that.


the artist.......

Green Day are Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White. They formed in East Bay, California in 1986, releasing their first album '39/Smooth' in 1990. They're a controversial subject in the world of punk, but they've managed to acquire five Grammys in their career and have sold more than 75 million records globally.

 

The album...
Chock-full of catchy tunes and with all the rebellion of punk music but without the politics, 'Dookie' came along in 1994 via Reprise Records with some fresh ideas about punk rock. 

Why you need to hear it...
It's like your classic punk, but doesn't force you to care about political issues. Sometimes just rocking out to some loud, infectious tunes is just baggage, right?

The best song...
'Basket Case'. To this day it's one of their catchiest songs and pretty much epitomises the band's sound at their best, before their 'American Idiot' days. 

Where are they now?
Last year the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and claimed to be working on their twelfth studio album. We last saw them performing alongside Joan Jett at Tribeca Film Festival 2016.


 

http://www.contactmusic.com/green-day/news/album-of-the-day-dookie-by-green-day_5230564

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Caroline Truong
On January 22, 2016 at 8:41 PM, XPursuitOfEpicnessX said:

I wonder if they ever get sick of playing Basket Case. I guess not? 

Dookie is the perfect teenage album and it got me through my teenage life. 

I never get sick of BC..and me too Dookie is my perfect teenage year and Forever Now :toocool:

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So I got this new book that talked about Dookie and I learned some new stuff. I heard a while ago that Chump and Longview had been re-recorded after the initial recording session, but I assumed that they just redid it at Fantasy where the rest of the album was recorded. Nope, after noticing that the original recordings were too slow and had some tape noise on them Rob decided to re-record those songs at Music Grinder studios down in LA. I just listened to the first half of Dookie and there's definitely some noticeable differences between Chump/Longview and the rest of the album. First off, I think the guitar in those 2 songs sounds fuller than the rest of Dookie. Also, the bass sound is better, it's cleaner in my opinion. I know Mike rented a P-Bass for Dookie, but maybe those 2 songs were recorded with his Gibson bass. The snare on Chump and Longview sounds brighter to me, but the toms don't sound as full as the rest of the album and the kick sounds kinda dull, it's way more aggressive on the rest of the album.

I guess the album was originally supposed to be mixed at Fantasy but Rob decided to move it to Devonshire Studios in LA after noticing some problems with the bass in the acoustics of the mixing room at Fantasy. The book says that they originally had some seasoned veterans come in to mix the album but the band wasn't happy with the results... I wonder who they were, the book didn't name anyone.

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Karl Karlson
22 minutes ago, Maddie86 said:

So I got this new book that talked about Dookie and I learned some new stuff. I heard a while ago that Chump and Longview had been re-recorded after the initial recording session, but I assumed that they just redid it at Fantasy where the rest of the album was recorded. Nope, after noticing that the original recordings were too slow and had some tape noise on them Rob decided to re-record those songs at Music Grinder studios down in LA. I just listened to the first half of Dookie and there's definitely some noticeable differences between Chump/Longview and the rest of the album. First off, I think the guitar in those 2 songs sounds fuller than the rest of Dookie. Also, the bass sound is better, it's cleaner in my opinion. I know Mike rented a P-Bass for Dookie, but maybe those 2 songs were recorded with his Gibson bass. The snare on Chump and Longview sounds brighter to me, but the toms don't sound as full as the rest of the album and the kick sounds kinda dull, it's way more aggressive on the rest of the album.

I guess the album was originally supposed to be mixed at Fantasy but Rob decided to move it to Devonshire Studios in LA after noticing some problems with the bass in the acoustics of the mixing room at Fantasy. The book says that they originally had some seasoned veterans come in to mix the album but the band wasn't happy with the results... I wonder who they were, the book didn't name anyone.

What book did you read?

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Maddie86
41 minutes ago, Karl Karlson said:

What book did you read?

it's called "Smash", it's by Ian Winwood, it's about the whole 90's punk explosion

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