Kerplunk (Reissue) CD (2007)

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Green Day - Kerplunk

by Jake! on 12/15/2006

This is an awesome CD that everyone should have. Everyone can relate to it in one way or another and it is a good look into some of the best of Green Day. Read More

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In many ways Green Day's first "proper" album--the debut 1039/Smoothed Out SlappyHours was stitched together from multiple sessions and didn't feature the definitive lineup with drummer Tre Cool--Kerplunk is an early-1990s milestone. One listen to this album makes it clear why Green Day, rather than any of their Bay Area peers, were the band that won the major-label lottery; they were simply better than the vast majority of their contemporaries.

This record's version of "Welcome to Paradise," while rougher than the eventual hit single from 1994's Dookie, is only one of several clearly brilliant pop songs delivered with an approach that's part Buzzcocks, part Go-Go's, mixing sharply drawn neuroses and sweet pop hooks. "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" and the downright sweet "2000 Light Years Away," an unabashed love song to the woman who singer Billie Joe Armstrong would soon marry, are just as good. This edition also adds the four-song weet Children EP, which includes a brash cover of the Who's "My Generation."

Specifications

Label Reprise / Wea
SKU 203368323
UPC 093624328124
UPC 14 00093624328124
Format CD
Release Date 1/9/2007
Links
Author Green Day
Compilation Appearance U2 18 Singles
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Rock
Compilation Appearance Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
Compilation Appearance Twilight Saga:breaking Dawn Pt 2 (Ost
Compilation Appearance American Idiot - The Original Broadway Cast Recording
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work U2
Technical Info
Engineer Andy Ernst
Producer Andy Ernst; Green Day
CatalogID 43281
Lable Name Reprise
Released 01/09/2007
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624328124
Album Notes and Credits
Green Day: Billy Joe (guitar, vocals); Mike (bass); Tre Cool (drums).
Additional personnel: Al Sobrante (drums).
Recorded at Art Of Ears Studio, San Francisco, California in May and September 1991.
All lyrics written by Billie Joe except "Dominated Love Slave" (Tre) and "My Generation" (The Who).
In many ways Green Day's first "proper" album--the debut 1039/SMOOTHED OUT SLAPPY HOURS was stitched together from multiple sessions and didn't feature the definitive lineup with drummer Tre Cool--KERPLUNK is an early-1990s milestone. One listen to this album makes it clear why Green Day, rather than any of their Bay Area peers, were the band that won the major-label lottery; they were simply better than the vast majority of their contemporaries. This record's version of "Welcome to Paradise," while rougher than the eventual hit single from 1994's DOOKIE, is only one of several clearly brilliant pop songs delivered with an approach that's part Buzzcocks, part Go-Go's, mixing sharply drawn neuroses and sweet pop hooks. "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" and the downright sweet "2000 Light Years Away," an unabashed love song to the woman who singer Billie Joe Armstrong would soon marry, are just as good. This edition also adds the four-song SWEET CHILDREN EP, which includes a brash cover of the Who's "My Generation."
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.81) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Things came together on KERPLUNK: Drummer Tre Cool joined the band, the tunes got very catchy, and major-label stardom followed..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.68) - "[T]his was a group that had found its groove in a most commanding manner."
Artist Bio
Coming out of the grass-roots Gilman St. punk scene of the early-1990s Bay Area, Green Day exploded into the mainstream with their third album, 1994's Dookie. The trio's punk energy and pop hooks, influenced by first-generation punks like the Buzzcocks, in turn inspired a huge legion of punk-pop followers. Their energy level flagged a bit following the smash success of Dookie, but the band's enormously successful 2004 Grammy-winning political concept album, American Idiot, proved they were mature artists and far from a one-trick pony.
Disc 1
1 2000 Light Years Away
2 One For The Razorbacks
3 Welcome To Paradise
4 Christie Road
5 Private Ale
6 Dominated Love Slave
7 One Of My Lies
8 80
9 Android
10 No One Knows
11 Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
12 Words I Might Have Ate
13 Sweet Children
14 Best Thing In Town
15 Strangeland
16 My Generation
Product Attributes
Artist Green Day
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc

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