Saturday, August 23, 2008

Green Day: DOTM

I can't believe I have not done one of these for this band yet! I was recently listening to a few of their tunes on my iPod and forgot how much I liked them, then after looking through my list of DOTMs here on the blog realized that I, in fact, have not chronicled their career. What a crime. Oh well, here it is now.

1000 HOURS
Released in April 1989 by Lookout! Records.
Produced by Andy Ernst and Green Day.
Band lineup:
Billie Joe Armstrong - guitar, vocals; Mike Dirnt - bass; Al Sobrante - drums.

Tracks: 4

39/SMOOTH
Released in 1990 by Lookout!
Produced by Andy Ernst and Green Day.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10

SLAPPY
Released in April 1990 by Lookout!
Produced by Andy Ernst and Green Day.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 4

1039/SMOOTHED OUT SLAPPY HOURS
Compilation released in July 1990 by Lookout!
Contains all tracks from the aforementioned EPs plus one track from The Big One Compilation.

SWEET CHILDREN
Released in the summer of 1990 by Skene! Records.
Produced by Green Day.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 4

KERPLUNK
Released in January 1992 by Lookout!
Produced by Green Day and Andy Ernst.
Lineup changes:
Al Sobrante only played drums on 4 tracks, after which he was released by Tre Cool.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
"2000 Lights Years Away" "Welcome to Paradise"

DOOKIE
Released in February 1994 by Reprise Records.
Produced by Green Day and Rob Cavallo.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 14
Highlights:
"Burnout" "Welcome to Paradise" "Basket Case" "She" "When I Come Around"
Notes:
This album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Album charts.

INSOMNIAC
Released in October 1995 by Reprise.
Produced by Green Day and Rob Cavallo.
No lineup changes.

Tracks: 14
Highlights:
"Walking Contradiction"
Notes:
This album reached #2 on the Billboard 200.

NIMROD
Released in October 1997 by Reprise.
Produced by Green Day and Rob Cavallo.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 18
Highlights:
"Nice Guys Finish Last" "Hitchin a Ride" "Good Riddance"
Notes:
This album reached #10 on the Billboard 200.

WARNING
Released in October 2000 by Reprise.
Produced by Green Day.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
"Church on Sunday" "Castaway" "Deadbeat Holiday" "Holiday"
Notes:
This album reached #4 on the Billboard 200.

INTERNATIONAL SUPERHITS!
Greatest hits album released in November 2001 by Reprise.
Tracks: 21
Notes:
Includes "Maria" the B-side to the "Waiting" single, "Poprocks & Coke," a previously un-released song, and "J.A.R.," a song previously released on the Angus soundtrack.

SHENANIGANS
Compilation album released in July 2002 by Reprise.
Tracks: 14
Notes:
This album includes B-sides, rarities, covers, and a previously un-released song "Ha Ha You're Dead."

AMERICAN IDIOT
Released in September 2004 by Reprise.
Produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Highlights:
"Jesus of Suburbia" "Holiday" "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Notes:
This album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified 5x Platinum in the United States.
It reached #1 on the charts in the following country's (besides the United States) album charts:
Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
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LIVE ALBUMS

LIVE AT GILMAN STREET
Independently released in 1994.
Tracks: 3

LIVE TRACKS
Released in 1994 by Reprise exclusively in Japan.
Tracks: 6

BOWLING BOWLING BOWLING PARKING PARKING
Released in 1996 by Reprise in Japan and Europe only.
Recorded between March 11, 1994 and March 26, 1996.
Tracks: 8

FOOT IN MOUTH
Released in June 1996 by Reprise in Japan only.
Recorded between March 11, 1994 and March 26, 1996.
Tracks: 11

TUNE IN TOKYO
Released in October 2001 by WEA International in Japan only.
Recorded during their March 2001 tour of Japan.
Tracks: 7

BULLET IN A BIBLE
Released in November 2005 by Reprise.
Recorded in June 2005 in the United Kingdom.
Tracks: 14
Notes:
This album reached #8 on the Billboard 200. According to Rolling Stone magazine, this album documented the 7th largest one-band concert in history.

General Notes:
Green Day has sold over 65 million records worldwide, over 22 million just in the United States.
They have won 3 Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie; Best Rock Album for American Idiot; Record of the Year (Single of the Year) for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."

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