Kerplunk (album)

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Kerplunk
Studio album by Green Day
Released January 17, 1992 (1992-01-17)
Recorded May–September 1991 at Art of Ears Studios in San Francisco, California
Genre Punk rock
Length 33:58 (vinyl version)
42:09 (CD version)
Label Lookout!, Reprise, Epitaph
Producer Andy Ernst and Green Day
Green Day chronology
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
(1991)
Kerplunk
(1992)
Dookie
(1994)
 Professional ratings
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg[1]
Robert Christgau (** honorable mention)[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg[4]

Kerplunk (also known as Kerplunk!) is the second full-length album by punk rock band Green Day. It was released on January 17, 1992 by Lookout! Records.

Track listing[change | change source]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted, all music composed by Green Day, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "2,000 Light Years Away" (music written by Green Day, Jesse Michaels, Pete Rypins and Dave "E.C." Henwood) 2:24
2. "One for the Razorbacks"   2:30
3. "Welcome to Paradise"   3:30
4. "Christie Road"   3:33
5. "Private Ale"   2:26
6. "Dominated Love Slave" (lyrics written by Tré Cool) 1:42
7. "One of My Lies"   2:19
8. "80"   3:39
9. "Android"   3:00
10. "No One Knows"   3:39
11. "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?"   2:44
12. "Words I Might Have Ate"   2:32
Total length:
33:58
Bonus tracks (CD & cassette only)
No. Title Length
13. "Sweet Children"   1:41
14. "Best Thing in Town" (lyrics written by Armstrong and Mike Dirnt) 2:03
15. "Strangeland"   2:08
16. "My Generation" (lyrics and music written by Pete Townshend; originally performed by The Who) 2:19
Total length:
42:09

Personnel[change | change source]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Raggett, Ned. "Kerplunk! Review". Allmusic. Rovi. http://www.allmusic.com/album/kerplunk-r178416/review. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
  2. Christgau, Robert. "Green Day". http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=green+day. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
  3. http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/reviews/albums/11896-1039smoothed-out-slappy-hourskerplunk/
  4. Rolling Stone (p.81) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Things came together on KERPLUNK: Drummer Tre Cool joined the band, the tunes got very catchy, and major-label stardom followed..."

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