Green Day was a San Francisco punk band that put out two records on the independent Lookout label, but in 1994 they released their major label debut and a record that made punk rock the most popular sound in the country. An album full of Generation X problems, dirty jokes and Ramones-style riffs, Dookie went on to sell 10 million copies and move Green Day from a club act to stealing the show at Woodstock ’94. The album gave us stoner anthem “Longview” and massive pop punk hit “When I Come Around”.
Fun Fact: Every member of the band has a tattoo that says EBPM. It stays for East Bay Punk Mafia.
Learn more about the album:
Cover Stories: Green Day Dookie
Green Day’s Dookie: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
Why AC/DC, Sabbath and Ramones are referenced on Green Day’s Dookie artwork
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