First European re-release of the third full-length studio album by legedary American Punk Rock band.
Green Day couldn't have had a blockbuster without Nirvana, but "Dookie" wound up being nearly as revolutionary as "Nevermind", sending a wave of imitators up the charts and setting the tone for the mainstream Rock of the mid-'90s. Like "Nevermind", this was accidental success, the sound of a promising Underground band suddenly hitting its stride just as they got their first professional, big-budget, big-label production. Really, that's where the similarities end, since if Nirvana were indebted to the weirdness of Indie Rock, Green Day were straight-ahead Punk revivalists through and through. They were products of the Underground Pop scene kept alive by such protagonists as All, yet what they really loved was the original Punk, particularly such British Punkers as the Jam And Buzzcocks. On their first couple records, they showed promise, but with "Dookie", they delivered a record that found Billie Joe Armstrong bursting into full flower as a songwriter, spitting out melodic ravers that could have comfortably sat alongside Singles Going Steady, but infused with an ironic self-loathing popularized by Nirvana, whose clean sound on "Nevermind" is also emulated here. Where Nirvana had weight, Green Day are deliberately adolescent here, treating nearly everything as joke and having as much fun as snotty Punkers should. They demonstrate a bit of depth with "When I Come Around", but that just varies the pace slightly, since the key to this is their flippant, infectious attitude - something they maintain throughout the record, making "Dookie" a stellar piece of modern punk that many tried to emulate but nobody bettered.
The band's first collaboration with producer Rob Cavallo and its major record label debut, "Dookie" became a worldwide commercial success, peaking at number two on the US Billboard 200 and charting in seven countries. Along with The Offspring's Smash, "Dookie" has been credited for helping bring Punk Rock back into mainstream music culture.
"Dookie" was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America for the shipments of 10 million copies.
The album has garnered considerable acclaim, from its release to present day, winning a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1995 and being ranked No. 193 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In April 2014, Rolling Stone placed the album at No. 1 on its "1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year" list. A month later, Loudwire placed Dookie at No. 1 on its "10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1994" list.Guitar World ranked Dookie at number thirteen in their list "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994".
As of 2014, "Dookie" is the band's best-selling album with more than 20 million copies sold worldwide.
Re-edition includes inner sleeve with lyrics, photos and credits.
Reprise Records, a Warner Music Group Company, 1994/2009 (9362-49869-5). Made in EU.
1. Burnout 2:07
2. Having A Blast 2:44
3. Chump 2:54
4. Longview 3:59
5. Welcome To Paradise 3:44
6. Pulling Teeth 2:30
7. Basket Case 3:03
8. She 2:14
9. Sassafras Roots 2:37
10. When I Come Around 2:58
11. Coming Clean 1:34
12. Emenius Sleepus 1:43
13. In The End 1:46
Total playing time: 33:53 min.