08:46 AM on 02/01/14
I remember my sister had got the cassette when I was 10, not too long after the album had come out. The first time I heard it, I fell in love, and could NOT stop listening. I had to own all the Green Day albums. I recorded a copy of Dookie for myself after my sister got pissed I would take it all the time. That album had such a huge impact in my life. I was known in middle school for being a huge fanatic about them. My first concert (that wasn't local bands) was Warped Tour 2000 (I was into punk at this point, but I was going mostly for Green Day). Once American Idiot came out, that was when I decided it was time to part ways with the band, while the album had some good tracks, it was just too political for my taste. Kerplunk!, Nimrod, and Dookie are my top 3 albums by Green Day easily.
P.S. Having a Blast is the best song on that album.