Dookie

~ Release group by Green Day

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records 9362-45795-2 093624579526
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records W2 45529 777499015876
Dookie 12" Vinyl 15 Reprise Records 1-45529 093624552918
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records 9 45529-2 093624552925
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records 9362-45529-2 093624552925
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records 9362-45529-2 0093624552925
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records 9362455292 093624552925
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records WPCR-31 4943674003129
Dookie CD 14 Warner Music Brasil Ltda. M 936245529-2
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records CDW 45529 093624552925
Dookie 12" Vinyl 14 Reprise Records 9362-45529-1
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records CDXN-455292 093624552925
Dookie Cassette 14 Warner Music Poland 9362-45529-4 093624552949
Dookie Cassette 14 Reprise Records 9 45529-4 093624552949
Dookie SHM-CD 14 Reprise Records WPCR-13268 4943674085781
Dookie 12" Vinyl 15 Reprise Records 468284-1 093624986959
Dookie Cassette 15 Reprise Records, Burger Records 9 45529-2, BRGR898 634457704947
Dookie (Mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 15 Reprise Records 093624915713
Dookie 12" Vinyl 14 Reprise Records 562393-1 093624911395
Dookie Digital Media 15 Reprise Records 093624552963
Promotion
Dookie CD 14 Reprise Records 2-45529-A

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Basket Case
Longview
She
Welcome to Paradise
When I Come Around
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 193)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000107965 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/33170 [info]
Wikidata: Q211292 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Dookie [info]
lyrics page: http://genius.com/albums/Green-day/Dookie [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Green_Day:Dookie_(1994) [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/G/Green_Day/Discography/Dookie/ [info]
http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/24538 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/green_day/dookie/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/pzqv [info]

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Punk purists may turn their nose up at Green Day, but Dookie, their punk-pop classic album, has stood the test of time, with its sarcasm, self-deprecation, humour , and pop-guitar hooks still standing up after 13 years.

Released in 1994 as their first album on a major label, Dookie arrived at the end of the Nirvana-era, and blasted a hole in the moody grunge enveloping the music world. Spikey, pop-y, arrogant as hell, Dookie is full of attitude and tunes. From opener "Burnout", the album rarely lets up pace, with manic tempos, loud guitars, funky bass and pissed-off lyrics lacing every track.

"Burnout" itself, while making singer Billie Joe sound oddly nasal, is an almost perfect paean to apathy in society, and follow up, "Having A Blast" is almost as cheery; a just shy of three-minute package full of bile and anger, with raucous guitars and drums suiting it perfectly.

"Welcome To Paradise", which catalogues the delights of a dubious neighbourhood, and "Basket Case", a tale of a young man who consults both a shrink (female) and a whore (male) about his neuroses, are both high points of the album. Both were singles, and signaled the arrival of Green Day as a mouthpiece for disaffected youth.

"Longview", with its somehow mesmerising base line startles with its quiet-loud-quiet-loud format, and a chorus designed to be screamed from a thousand teenage throats: 'I got no motivation/Where is my motivation?/No time for the motivation/Smoking my inspiration', sums it up quite nicely, thank you.

Low points "Pulling Teeth" and "Emenus Sleepus" don't really add anything to the album; the former plods along and the latter is downright repetitive. "Sassafras Roots" isn't the strongest either, and has a whiff of filler about it.

Dookie is by no means perfect, but it is a stand-out album. If you're looking for 40 minutes full of punk attitude, tunes and biting lyrics, you won't find much better than this.