093 GREEN DAY: DOOKIE

20th Century Pop! is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.

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COMPACT DISC-USSION: "“It’s those guys from the Angus soundtrack.” (1994) To Bob and Tim the word "Punk” meant spiked hair, safety pins and an un-listened to Sex Pistols album from BMG. Or did until they stumbled across the chord progressions of a power trio barely older than their teenage selves. That band was Green Day and, on today’s episode, they are discussing the anthems of apathy and symphonies of disconnect that make up the what-it-was-to-be-in-the-90s album “Dookie.”

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - In case of emergency
00:01:06  SYNCHING THE OPENER - while sinking the opener  
00:04:10  THE CD IS … GREEN DAY’S DOOKIE - Denim Punks of Oneida New York
00:14:21  BURN OUT - London calling to attention 
00:17:56  HAVING A BLAST - Apathy for destruction 
00:22:10  CHUMP - they’re acting our age
00:27:06  LONGVIEW  - but not what we’re looking for 
00:30:17  WELCOME TO PARADISE - a bit like home
00:32:34  PULLING TEETH - not a dental ballad
00:38:12  BASKET CASE - soundtrack for an unhealthy self
00:44:31  A LITTLE AGE APPROPRIATION - and a lot of ageist nostalgia
00:52:45  SHE - rediscovered relevance
00:54:45  SASSAFRAS ROOTS - a strange place for a Harry Connick Jr. comparison
00:58:32  WHEN I COME AROUND - wander wall
01:02:33  COMING CLEAN - exhaustion sets in
01:04:34  EMENIUS SLEEPS - nice place for a last track
01:05:45  IN THE END - how did this one go?
01:07:17  F.O.D. - an(other) Aerosmith reference?
01:08:50  ALL BY MYSELF - and an editing tip from Tim Blevins
01:11:03  GREAT RIDDANCE - and Green Days Of Future Past
01:12:46  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase
01:14:49  BONUS FEATURES - one more Aerosmith reference

Walk it once more around the block with their original music video for WHEN I COME AROUND.

Go a little behind the grainy footage of how Green Day dropped this with this episode of VH1 ULTIMATE ALBUMS: DOOKIE.

And indulge in a little peace, love and rampant commercialism with this complete performance of GREEN DAY AT WOODSTOCK' ‘94.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   Cleared for public domain use through Creative Commons under a CCO 1.0 Universal License.   

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