I'm really surprised that there isn't already an "official" thread for this yet, which makes me think there is and I'm just not seeing it. SO, Mods please close or move this if need be!
But anyway, today is Dookie's 20th anniversary!! HOORAY!!!!
Here's my ode to the album that changed my life :-)
On February 1st 1994, Green Day released their third album. It would be the album to make them a household name and skyrocket them into super stardom. I was nine years old. I first heard the album shortly after turning ten later that year. Some boys in my class were listening to it on their walkman (haha), and (being the nosy kid that I was), I asked them what they were listening to. They showed me the album cover, and let me listen to it for a few seconds. I honestly can't remember if I liked it or not, but I know that it was like nothing that I had ever heard before, and it certainly didn't sound like anything that my parents ever listened to. I'm pretty sure my initial reaction was a "Whoa, what is this??" kind of thing, more than anything else.
The answer of course, was that it was an album called "Dookie" by a band named "Green Day." If we're being honest here, it's not my favorite Green Day album, BUT it's the album that opened my eyes to a whole new world of music that I never knew existed. It started my branching away from what my parents were listening to, and creating my own musical identity. It was the album that introduced me to the band that changed my life, and for all of those reasons it will always hold a special place in my heart. SO, without further ado, Happy 20th anniversary Dookie, you old fart! The end :-)
Sorry, I copied and pasted from my FB status haha.
So yeah! Happy anniversary Dookie!!