This Day In Music History: February 1, 1994 – Green Day unleashes major label debut, “Dookie”

Pop-punk, while existing as a genre for a very long time in bands like Ramones, Descendents, Buzzcocks, and more, wasn’t always the mainstream success it has been for the last 25 years or so. It took a wave of bands like Bad Religion, The Offspring, Jawbreaker, and Green Day in the early 90’s to really bring the genre to the forefront of music. It was arguably Green Day’s major-label debut Dookie, released on this day 25 years ago, that really spearheaded the genre to huge record sales and sold-out tours.

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