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Why is Dookie such a huge success?

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I know it's one amazing album but how exactly did it haul Green Day into stardom?

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Yeah, the music scene was getting too dark, grungy and serious, so lighthearted songs about pissing away your youth were a breath of fresh air. It was that whole punk pop scene that did really well, not just Dookie. The fact that it was part of a new movement helped give it a bit more power.

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BECAUSE IT IS AMAZING.

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It's a fucking great album. And it has dogs throwing dookie on the cover art. Can't think of any other reasons really.

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was released junt in the right time..

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Yeah people needed new Nirvana.Plus the singles where awesome and catchy as fuck.

Insomniac is better though :P

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Awesome artwork. How can you go to a record store, see that CD and not buy it?

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It is an awesome album, but I do have to agree that sometimes I do wonder how it was such a massive success. I mean, there is a lot of filler on there. But I guess right time and right place is very important.

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Ill answer your question with a question..how didn't it?

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Something new, good and catchy that teenagers could connect with... and being played a lot on the radio!

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it had great and successful singles. dookie is probably their only album where the best songs on the album ended up as singles.

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well for several reason...it's really a good album with good music, then green day were a new band for the mainstream world, they were young with so much energy and they were not scared and this was something really new expecially for Mtv...this's what i think

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It had one of the most recognizable punk song of all time, Basket case. Plus it was rare to see a punk rock band that doesn't sings about teenage angst. Most of Dookie's songs are about having fun and masturbation.

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Because Dookie is the shit :toocool:



Yeah people needed new Nirvana.Plus the singles where awesome and catchy as fuck.

Insomniac is better though :P

No, fool.

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Because Dookie is the shit :toocool:

No, fool.

Ba dum tss!

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Because Dookie is the shit :toocool:

No, fool.

Well, I agree with him :lol:

I don't know what exactly makes Dookie a success. But promotion must be really great in these times. High rotation videos. MTV played a lot of music in that time. People will like almost anything that they see on TV.

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the woodstock performance helped them too

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Promotion and MTV. Enough said.

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because it's a great album and Green Day played pretty many shows.. Woodstock helped ALOT too, and MTV of course

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It's been said about a million times already, but it's a great record. Green Day themselves also heavily promoted it by going on MTV and playing show after show. It was also some of the first really good music to be released in a while and people were craving a good sound and well written music.

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Just the right music at the right time. Plus MTV was actually useful for promo back then and people still actually bought music.

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It went places that no album had gone before.

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