March 28, 2020

Who Did It Better? - Dookie vs Kerplunk! (Green Day)

Today we explore two versions of Green Day's "Welcome To Paradise."

First up is the version most people are probably already familiar with. The version that was released on Dookie in 1994. However, some people may not know that the song was originally released on the band's second album Kerplunk! in 1992.

The version released on Dookie has more of a polished and produced feel, while the version on Kerplunk! feels more like a raw "punk" recording. The guitar feedback varies slightly during the bridge / bass "solo" in the Dookie version. Otherwise, both songs are nearly identical from a structural standpoint.

Which version do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!


Dookie (1994) Version


Kerplunk! (1992) Version