Maybe the quintessential '90s US pop-punk album?
My grandparents, who lived in the States at the time, bought this for me at Christmas when I was about 14 and I was the envy of my friends. Must have played it to death. Seeing them do a live port of 'Welcome To Paradise' on TOTP was my first introduction to punk rock - it just felt so visceral and energetic compared to the mimed performances that took up the rest of the show. Within weeks I had dug my mum's guitar out the loft and was getting an older kid from up the road to teach me barre chords. Pretty much lived in my Dookie long-sleeve that year.
It might not have been anything terribly new on the surface but Dookie arguably opened up the floodgates for a million post-Nirvana punk bands and without it we'd maybe not have acts like Paramore making it big on EOY lists.
So let's poll and discuss...
|Welcome to Paradise||9|
|When I Come Around||7|
|Having a Blast||3|
|In the End||0|
|All By Myself (Secret Track)||0|
― 1 pONO 3v3Ry+h1n G!!!1 (dog latin), Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:40 (five years ago)