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Kerplunk is the second studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on December 17, 1991 through Lookout! Records.

Background

Kerplunk was Green Day's last release through Lookout Records and the first to feature Tré Cool on drums. It became Lookut's biggest selling release at 10,000 copies sold on its first day. The band sold it to their fans in the Berkley, California area then packed up and went to the east coast, where they developed a larger fan base. This resulted in sales increasing to 50,000 copies sold. Several labels noticed Green Day after the success of Kerplunk and approached the band. The trio eventually went with Reprise Records.

Kerplunk features tracks from the band's Sweet Children EP that features John Kiffmeyer on drums. It also includes a cover of My Generation by The Who. The cover art made by Chris Applecore has caused the album to be banned from some stores because it shows a girl holding a fired gun and a boy on the back cover who is laying on the ground, shot.

The album was reissued on CD in January 2007 through Reprise Records and was released through Epitaph Europe in Europe. It was issued in vinyl in March 2009. As of November 2013, over 4,000,000 copies of Kerplunk have been sold worldwide, and has been made the best selling independent release of all time. The release has been ranked #47 on "The 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever" list by Blender Magazine.

Tracks

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "2000 Light Years Away" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:24
2. "One for the Razorbacks" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:30
3. "Welcome to Paradise" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 3:30
4. "Christie Road" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 3:33
5. "Private Ale" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:26
6. "Dominated Love Slave" Tré Cool Andy Ernst · Green Day 1:42
7. "One of My Lies" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:19
8. "80" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 3:39
9. "Android" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 3:00
10. "No One Knows" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 3:39
11. "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:44
12. "Words I Might Have Ate" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:32
Total length: 33:58
Bonus tracks (CD & cassette only)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Sweet Children" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 1:41
14. "Best Thing in Town" Billie Joe Armstrong · Mike Dirnt Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:03
15. "Strangeland" Billie Joe Armstrong Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:08
16. "My Generation" Pete Townshend Andy Ernst · Green Day 2:19
Total length: 42:09

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