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Certified at 10 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
Punk had flirted with mainstream attention before--the Clash and Sex Pistols had hits--but didn't fully advance from the underground until this pure-punk 1994 album. In singing catchy, tight rock & roll tunes--including "Longview", "Welcome to Paradise" and "When I Come Around"--Green Day sneered its way into the hearts of millions. The Berkeley, California, trio also ignited a debate: Is it selling out for punks to sign with a major record label and become multi-platinum stars? Fortunately, this band didn't seem to care as much as Kurt Cobain did. --Steve Knopper
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1. Burnout - A song about getting old but instead of feeling like you're growing up you just find yourself feeling bitter, jaded, and burnt out. Features an awesome drum solo.
2. Having A Blast - More themes of frustration with the people around you.
3. Chump - A simple verse/chorus/verse number in the vein of Ramones style simplistic punk.
4. Longview - The big radio hit from Green Day, featuring the greatest bass line ever with subtle hints towards boredom and resulting "fun time with self" time.
5. Welcome to Paradise - A song originally from "Kerplunk!", this song talks about moving away from home and at first being scared to be alone, but then suddenly enjoying the freedom. Catchy as hell.
6. Pulling Teeth - The story of a sadistic girlfriend and the poor bastard involved with her.
7. Basket Case - Yet another of the big radio singles, Basket Case is basically a story about cracking up. going crazy man! going crazy!
8. She - My take on it is that it's a story about a girl that has to live up to certain social expectations, and her eventual moment of breaking out of the shell she lived in. Great song that kind of changes pace for the first time on the album.
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Dookie was great because it rekindled a love for the punk of old, the stuff of the Ramones and the Buzzcocks and the Undertones, that had seemed so long gone in those dark days of '94. But Green Day didn't just borrow old styles. They were innovators too, adding their own special brand of pop savvy, giving their songs an almost maddening catchiness. Naturally, the band became an overnight success, making millions in the process. They diserved every penny.
And it's not just the legendary slacker anthem "Longview," or the surprisingly touching ballad "When I Come Around" that give the album it's magic. Every single song is an instant gem.
The first song, "Burnout," for example, kicks off the album with a powerhouse drumbeat, along with a light speed, three power-chord guitar riff, and the catchiest sing-along lyrics this side of... the next song on the album. Halfway through "Burnout," drummer Tre Cool shows off his skills with three hyper mini-solos.
"Burnout" is so powerful that I actually had to stop and take a deep breath when the song was over.
The next song, "Having a Blast" doesn't let up the intensity.Read more ›
When "Dookie" is compared to later albums, the difference is noticeable, but Green Day can still retain their trademark sound and mature at the same time. Other bands have failed in doing that (i.e. blink-182). When I heard blink-182's self-titled album, I was throughly disappointed because while taking creative license, they totally screwed up their sound and the old blink is dilluted in a haze of special effects. I know I'm a little off-topic, but the point I am tyring to make is that Green Day got their start with the sound on Dookie and were able to build on it later in their career. But these loud, catchy, and sometimes profound tunes stay stuck in your head for days and allow you to see everything that is going on around you in a more comical way. There is not a bad song on the CD and I suggest in wholeheartedly.
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This album is awesome, old school Green Day. Brings back memories The vinyl sounds good and the album cover is a classic!Published on Feb. 7 2014 by Alejandro S.
Kind of a boring listen IMO. I bought because when I was kid I enjoyed the album, so I wanted to listen to it again. Read morePublished on July 29 2013 by KEvin
I think the record companies are finally starting to realize that Vinyl albums actually still acumulate sales. Read more
This cd is amazing the vocals the song from beginning 2 end. The songs on it are Burnout,Having A Blast,Chump,Longview,Welcome To Paradise,Pulling Teeth,Basketcase,She,Sassafras... Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2006 by Boyan
Is the best song I have ever heard by Green Day. It brings back alot of memories for my friends and I. When we listen to that song, I had the time of my life.Published on March 13 2005