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Green Day achieved a major milestone this week. Their 1994 album Dookie has been added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Since 2000, the Library of Congress has picked 25 recordings they consider "audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time."

Here;s what the Library of Congress had to say about the album:

"Green Day began their career on the independent label Lookout Records, but it was with “Dookie,” their major label debut via Warner Bros. Records’ Reprise label, that brought them to national attention and reintroduced a pop-infused punk aesthetic to a music scene then in the throes of grunge. Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Frank “Tre Cool” Wright channeled a disaffected slacker posture through juvenile irreverence. The tight and melodic songs delivered through Armstrong’s sneer, which he described as “an American guy faking an English accent faking an American accent,” nodded towards the influence of the earlier generation of punk rockers and served as an alternative to the prevailing alternative rock of the time."

Aside from Green Day the 2024 selections include ABBA, The Notorious B.I.G., Blondie, and The Chicks.

See the list of 25 recordings here.

In a new interview clip, Billie Joe mentions how proud he is to be a part of the 2024 National Recording Registry. Watch the clip below.

Congrats to Green Day!

What do you think about Green Day's inclusion in the 2024 National Registry? Let us know on the Green Day Community forum.
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