An annotated guide to the cover of Green Day’s Dookie.
Green Day’s Dookie turned 20 this month. With more
than 20 million copies sold, it’s the best-selling punk-rock album of
all time. It’s also probably the best-selling record illustrated
How a small Washington town inspired the song that brought Green Day to the world.
On Feb. 1, Green Day’s monumental pop-punk landmark Dookie
turned 20 and, subsequently, so did the single that introduced the band
to the world. That was “Longview,” a song about TV, boredom
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Some of the punk rock ethos is safety-pinned to sincere concerns about our rotting society. The rest is a blue-faced hissy fit about the tyranny of a midnight curfew. It's usually pretty easy to see which is which.American Idiot, the Green Day album released at the height of the Bush-Kerry election battle, has always seemed to me a relatively mature attempt at political commentary from a trio of wealthy ...
Dear 13-Year-Old Marty,
How’s it going? I’m Martin—which will
become your name at 17—and I’m here to talk to you about Green Day, the
band you’re going to see on Sept. 10, 1994, three
ENJOY THE SILENCE: You know what Portland needs? A silent disco. Because...um...well...it just does, OK! For the uninitiated, a silent disco is a dance party in which everyone is wearing headphones