Thursday, March 11, 2010

Get Dookie on your Wii

Another quickie entry tonight for work-related reasons, although I must admit to liking my entry title for this a lot...

According to Blast and my man Eddie, Green Day is set to have their own Rock Band installment in June. This is great news to me, as Green Day's Dookie was the first compact disc I ever personally bought with my own money. Eventually, that and Insomniac got so worn out that I had to replace them. Even though both are kind of short on length, I like this "quick burst" quality to them.

Like Eddie, I hope that they stick mostly older stuff on the game. While it is a given that the most popular singles will be represented - "When I Come Around" and "Basketcase" and "Time of Your Life" - I am hoping they manage to find some space for "J.A.R.", which was great but initially only available on the obscure soundtrack for the movie Angus that nobody saw. It remains my favorite Green Day single to this day.

The image of the band comes from the Blast article I linked above.


  1. I remember purchasing "Dookie" in 4th grade from The Wall. It was the second cassette tape I ever owned, preceded only by Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell." Green Day has stood the test of time and will go down in history as one of the greatest alternative rock bands to ever grace the music world.

    And although not quite as retro as "J.A.R." my favorite Green Day song is probably just as obscure: "The Grouch" off Nimrod.

  2. Nimrod is an underrated CD, at least to me. I love some of the songs off of that, like "Hitchin' A Ride" and "Nice Guys Finish Last" and "Platypus (I Hate You)". "Time of your Life" is way, way overplayed though, since it is one of their fewer slow songs, especially at that point of their career.

  3. Just throwing it out there, the song is called "Good Riddance" NOT "Time of Your Life." Also, if ANYTHING off American Idiot is on there, I'm not buying it. I'm with you - stick to some old school Green Day!

  4. Plz, I'm calling it "Time Of Your Life" because that is totally what the song is. "Good Riddance" is the worst real name for a song since "Baba O'Reilly".


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