Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 23 — The Album That Changed My Life

Episode 23 CoverDo you have the time to listen to me whine?  No?  Well, do you have the time to listen to me talk about Green Day’s Dookie, which was released twenty years ago and is one of the most important albums I ever purchased?  You do?  Great!  I’ll give some history on the album, go through it track by track and then explain exactly why, when I was 17 years old, this punk classic changed my life.

You can listen here:

iTunes:  Pop Culture Affidavit

Direct Download 

Pop Culture Affidavit podcast page

As a bonus, here is the CD cover …

Dookie CD CoverHere is the orignal version of the CD’s back cover …

Dookie Back Cover


And here are links to articles and books mentioned the episode …

“Young, Loud, and Snotty”  (1994 Spin article)

Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azzerad (Amazon.com)


One comment

  1. Tom: I really enjoyed this episode. I don’t have the same personal connection to the album as you, but enjoyed hearing your dissection of it (as I did with the “August and Everything After” episode this past fall). Too few (read: hardly any) podcasts take it upon themselves to look at pop music with history and personal reflections. I’m really glad to hear one that does. The show regularly is a quality listen, but I’ve especially enjoyed these music-centric episodes and the memories they bring back.

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