Blog #1: Dookie - Green Day
Up first on the list is an album that was instrumental for my own musical experience, Green Day's third studio album, Dookie. Released on February 1st, 1994, by Reprise Records exactly 25 years to date of this release. This album was mostly all I listened to throughout late middle school, early high school and I had forgotten about the album for a while. However, this album, as well as Green Day's seventh album American Idiot, are the albums which initially got me playing guitar, something I still cherish to this day. Upon rediscovering the album for this occasion I realize it still just as awesome, the entire album cover to cover is very solid. With tracks talking about hating people in your life like Having A Blast, to the bass heavy track about boredom and masterbation Longview. To some of the angsty tracks such as F.O.D. and of course Basket Case, the first track to turn Green Day into superstars. There are also some of the more catchier somewhat upbeat tracks like She and When I Come Around. That being said all the tracks on this album are great, there's not a bad song on this album. One of the greatest things about the album is the sound, everything sounds very tight and together, all the three instruments, guitar, bass, and drums all sound great in their place. Not one of them is overpowering the other, which is something that tends to happen in punk rock. Overall, even-though I have not heard this album in years, I still loved every minute of it. It still stands as great classic 90s rock album.
2/2/2019 12:29:18 pm
Great insight. I’d also like to add that the bass tone is amazing on this album.
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Cameron E. Narimanian