Basket Case (song)
Name = Basket Case
from Album =
Released = November 29, 1994
Format = CD
Recorded = 1993
Length = 3:01
Label = Reprise
Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day, Jerry Finn
Last single = "
Welcome to Paradise"
This single = "Basket Case"
Next single = "She"
(1995)| Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption =
Cover size =
Lower caption = Cover for the UK version
"Basket Case" is a song by
Green Dayfrom 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 Armstrongabout his struggle with anxiety; before he was diagnosed with a panic disorder, he thought he was going crazy. [Cite web|url=http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/ultimate_albums/58025/episode_interviews_int.jhtml?start=1|title=Billie Joe Armstrong Interview on VH1|accessdate=2007-12-05|publisher=VH1] The music video, featuring the band members in a mental institution, received heavy airplay on MTV.Fact|date=August 2007 This song and its music video helped propel "Dookie" to become a major success among most mainstream rock listeners.Fact|date=August 2007"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
Grammyfor Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "Basket Case".
In 2006, on
Mike Daviesand Zane Lowe's Lock Up Special on BBC Radio 1, the listeners voted "Basket Case" the Greatest Punk Song of All Time.Fact|date=August 2007
The song can also be found on their 2001
greatest hitscompilation " 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 Bowlin 2005.
#"Basket Case" - 3:01
#"On The Wagon" (Non-LP Track) - 2:48
#"Tired Of Waiting For You" (Non-LP Track) - 2:30
#"409 In Your Coffeemaker" (Unmixed) - 2:49
#"Basket Case" - 3:01
#"Longview" (live) - 3:30
#"Burnout" (live) - 2:11
#"2,000 Light Years Away" (Live) - 2:49
*(Live tracks recorded March 11, 1994 at Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, Florida)
This was the third [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Y3qDDODT0 music video] by Green Day, and it was directed by Mark Kohr. The video was shot in an actual mental institution, at the request of the band members. The mental institution had since been abandoned, but most of the structure remained in a broken-down state. The band members found deep scratches in the walls and dental molds scattered around. The music video was actually shot in black and white and the color was added in later, contributing to the surreal effect of the video. The video was nominated for multiple
MTV Video Music Awardsin 1995: Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best Hard Rock Video, Best Alternative Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Viewer's Choice Award. [ [http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1995/mtvvmas.htm Rock on the Net: MTV Video Music Award History] ] The music video also had a mash-up on MTV with Nelly's Country Grammarcalled "Country Basket".
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 Offspringalso covered the first 39 seconds of the song, seemingly for fun. Another cover was by the Stanford Harmonics collegiatea 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 AmiYumialso covered the song as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of their new album "Splurge". Nana Kitadehas also covered the song on her album, " I scream"
"Weird Al" Yankovicused "Basket Case" as the closing song in the polka medley "The Alternative Polka", from " Bad Hair Day".
Dale Oliverfrom Total Nonstop Action Wrestlingmade a ripoff of this song for Phi Delta Slam.
symphonicversion of the song is popular in marching and pep bands across the United States. This version is entirely instrumental.
artist Pete du Ponhas released in the U.K. an exquisite acoustic coverof Green Day's classic. [ [http://perezhilton.com/2008-04-06-listen-to-this-sometimes-my-mind-plays-tricks-on-me Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors Hollywood gossip blog from Perez Hilton » Blog Archive » Listen To This: Sometimes My Mind Plays Tricks On Me ] ]
Fall Out Boyperformed 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.
NOFXplayed the intro of the song in their performance of The Longest Line, for their newest live album They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!.
In popular culture
*At the "Edit Gametypes" menu on the multiplayer of "", there is a line from "Basket Case".
*The music video has been "reviewed" on "
Beavis and Butthead".
*The line "am I just paranoid/ or am I just stoned?" is edited to remove "stoned" in the radio version of the song.
*The song is a de facto tune played by the
University of Alabama" Million Dollar Band" during football and basketball season to get students and fans fired up during the contests. It is often played at the end of the 3rd quarter of Crimson Tidefootball games and has become a staple in the Million Dollar Band music line up.
It should be noted that, while the song was extremely popular in the United States, even managing to hit number 26 on the
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, the lack of a commercial single single-handedly prevented the song from charting on the Billboard Hot 100.
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:0pdkyz35xpbb Song Review] at
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