~ Release group by Green Day


DookieGreen DayCD14
  • DE1994-01-28
Reprise Records9362-45795-2093624579526
DookieGreen DayCD14
  • CA1994-02-01
Reprise RecordsW2 45529777499015876
DookieGreen Day12" Vinyl15
  • US1994-02-01
Reprise Records1-45529093624552918
DookieGreen DayCD14
  • US1994-02-01
Reprise Records9 45529-2093624552925
DookieGreen DayCD14
  • XE1994-02-14
Reprise Records9362-45529-2093624552925
DookieGreen DayCD14
  • GB1994-02-14
Reprise Records9362-45529-20093624552925
DookieGreen DayCD14
  • AU1994-04-04
Reprise Records9362455292093624552925
DookieGreen DayCD14
  • JP1994-06-25
Reprise RecordsWPCR-314943674003129
DookieGreen DayCD14
Warner Music Brasil (imprint of Warner Music Brasil Ltda.)M 936245529-2093624552925
DookieGreen DayCD14
Reprise RecordsCDW 45529093624552925
DookieGreen Day12" Vinyl14
Reprise Records9362-45529-1093624552918
DookieGreen DayCD14
Reprise RecordsCDXN-455292093624552925
DookieGreen DayCassette14
Warner Music Poland9362-45529-4093624552949
DookieGreen DayCD14
Tusk MusicWBCD 18166001491330021
DookieGreen DayCD14
Reprise Records093624552925
DookieGreen DayCassette14
Reprise Records9 45529-4093624552949
DookieGreen DayCD14
  • US1996-04-01
Reprise Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)9 45529-2, D 102753[none]
DookieGreen DaySHM-CD14
  • JP2009-01-21
Reprise RecordsWPCR-132684943674085781
DookieGreen Day12" Vinyl15
  • US2009-04-18
Reprise Records468284-1093624986959
DookieGreen DayDigital Media15
Reprise Records093624552963
DookieGreen DayCassette15
  • US2015-10-17
Reprise Records, Burger Records9 45529-2, BRGR898634457704947
Dookie (Mastered for iTunes)Green DayDigital Media15
Reprise Records[none]093624915713
DookieGreen Day12" Vinyl14
  • US2017-09-29
Reprise Records562393-1093624911395
DookieGreen DayVinyl14
Reprise Records1-45529-A
DookieGreen DayCD14
Reprise Records2-45529-A


associated singles/EPs:Basket Case
Welcome to Paradise
When I Come Around
part of:Grammy Award: Best Alternative Music Album nominees (number: 1995 winner) (order: 6)
Jaguaro: One Hundred Albums You Should Remove from Your Collection Immediately (number: 62) (order: 62)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 193) (order: 193)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 193) (order: 193)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 375) (order: 375)
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Wikidata:Q211292 [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.