Happy Birthday Dookie!
The iconic 1994 album from Green Day turns 22 today and punk fans alike are rejoicing.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says of the disc, “Back then, I just wanted to write songs I could be proud of and be able to play in five years.”
By the time of release, Dookie peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and went on to reach Diamond certification for shipping over 10 million copies and received the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 1995.
Today, the album has sold over 20 million copies and is still accredited to be the album that skyrocketed the band to mainstream fame.
From legendary tracks like “Longview” or “Welcome to Paradise”, there is a little piece of Dookie era Green Day that every fan loves and carries with them.
A few Dookie and Green Day tributes were uploaded in the album’s honor for the anniversary on social media.
Take a look at some tributes below :
Also, a trip back to the 1994 days of early Green Day :
Thank you Green Day for making such a legendary album that continues to live on in punk music history.