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Basket Case - Green Day

Basket Case

Dookie
punk rock punk rock 90s green day


"Basket Case" is a song by Green Day from its third album Dookie. After the single was released, the song ended up being a huge hit, spending five weeks at the top of the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song was written by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong about his struggle with anxiety; before he was diagnosed with a panic disorder, he thought he was going crazy. The music video, featuring the band members in a mental institution, received heavy airplay on MTV. This song and its music video helped propel Dookie to become a major success among most mainstream rock listeners. Dookie went on to become a multi-platinum album featuring this song as well as hit singles "Longview", "When I Come Around", "Welcome to Paradise" and "She". In 1995, Green Day was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "Basket Case". In 2006, on Mike Davies and Zane Lowe's Lock Up Special on BBC Radio 1, the listeners voted "Basket Case" the Greatest Punk Song of All Time. The song can also be found on their 2001 greatest hits compilation International Superhits!. The music video can be found on their International Supervideos! DVD. A live version is also found on Bullet in a Bible, a live album of Green Day performing at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in 2005. Track listing Initial Pressing 1. "Basket Case" - 3:01 2. "On The Wagon" (Non-LP Track) - 2:48 3. "Tired Of Waiting For You" (Non-LP Track) - 2:30 4. "409 In Your Coffeemaker" (Unmixed) - 2:49 Alternate Pressing 1. "Basket Case" - 3:01 2. "Longview" (live) - 3:30 3. "Burnout" (live) - 2:11 4. "2,000 Light Years Away" (Live) - 2:49 * (Live tracks recorded March 11, 1994 at Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, Florida) Covers and other references * The song was covered by rafeekee, The Moog Cookbook, Avril Lavigne (for her Try To Shut Me Up Tour), Dilana, Elysium, Freefaller, Fall Out Boy, Brand New, Rex Goudie (for his "Look Closer Tour") and the Japanese punk rock band Nicotine. The Offspring also covered the first 39 seconds of the song, seemingly for fun. Another cover was by the Stanford Harmonics collegiate a capella group, who played the song entirely on pitch pipes- the only instrument used in a capella. Another a capella group to cover the song were the Other Guys, a male octet from University of Illinois-Champaign. Puffy AmiYumi also covered the song as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of their new album Splurge. Nana Kitade has also covered the song on her album, I scream * Later on, "Weird Al" Yankovic used "Basket Case" as the closing song in the polka medley "The Alternative Polka", from Bad Hair Day. * Dale Oliver from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling made a ripoff of this song for Phi Delta Slam. * A symphonic version of the song is popular in marching and pep bands across the country. This version is entirely instrumental. * British folk/pop artist Pete du Pon has released in the U.K. an exquisite acoustic cover of Green Day's classic. * Fall Out Boy performed a live cover of Green Day's Basket Case, while they were on their 2007 world tour. Before they performed it they made a tribute to Green Day, saying if it weren't for them paving the way for alternative Music in popular culture, they wouldn't be on stage performing for people all over the world. * NOFX played the intro of the song in their performance of The Longest Line, for their newest live album They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!. Released - 1994 Format - CD Recorded - 1993 Genre - Pop punk Length - 3:01 Label - Reprise Writer(s) - Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong Producer - Green Day, Jerry Finn


Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the band's career, they have been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band's second studio album, Kerplunk (1991). Guitarist Jason White, who has been a touring member since 1999, was an official member from 2012 to 2016. Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. Show more ...

Basket Case - Green Day

Do you have the time,
To listen to me whine.
About nothing and everything,
All at once.
I am one of those,
Melodramatic fools.
Neurotic to the bone,
No doubt about it.

Sometimes I give myself the creeps,
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
It all keeps adding up,
I think I'm cracking up.
Am I just paranoid?
Am I just stoned?

I went to a shrink,
To analyze my dreams.
She says it's lack of sex,
That's bringing me down.
I went to a whore,
He said my life's a bore.
So quit my whining cause,
It's bringing her down.

Sometimes I give myself the creeps,
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
It all keeps adding up,
I think I'm cracking up.
Am I just paranoid?
Or am I stoned?

Grasping to control,
So I better hold on.

Sometimes I give myself the creeps,
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
It all keeps adding up,
I think I'm cracking up.
Am I just paranoid?
Or am I stoned?



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