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Friday, 18 August 2023 07:11

We're About to Get a Whole Pile of "Dookie"

If I were making a soundtrack of my life, the mid-90s would be all Green Day. Even more specifically, all "Dookie." 

It's hard to believe the album turns 30 next year... THIRTY!! How?! Well, time, that's how. But despite what the calendar says, the album, to me, hasn't aged a day! In fact, it remains a staple in my rotation to this day. 

I remember when the album first came out in '94, driving around listening to "Longview" on the radio with my Mom. I used to pretend to cough loudly or make a distracting noise when that one part of the song played (you know which part) to avoid any awkwardness. Hindsight, I realize she knew exactly what they said and I more than likely only made it more awkward.  

Remember the hidden track? Man, I was "All By Myself" in my bedroom when I discovered that little nugget! What a moment! 

As we approach the official 30th anniversary of "Dookie," Green Day is releasing a delux super edition of the album you know and love. Some highlights of the box set include six LPs, four CDs, unreleased demo recordings, live recording from Woodstock '94, "Dookie" dog poo bags, and more!! 

The Dookie 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is out September 29th, but you can preorder here now

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