Warning (album)

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This article is about the sixth studio album from Green Day. For information about the album's title track, see Warning (song).
Release date: October 3, 2000
Length: 41:14
Record label: Reprise Records
Producer: Green Day
Mixer: Jack Joseph Puig
Singles: 1. "Warning"
2. "Waiting"
3. "Minority"

Warning is the sixth studio album by Green Day, released in 2000. Building upon its predecessor, the album eschews their trademark punk sound for a predominantly acoustic effort. It is known for being the first album since Green Day signed with Reprise to not feature Rob Cavallo as producer, although he still had a hand in production.

Although Warning reached #4 on the charts and went gold, the album clearly displayed the fact that Green Day were not enjoying the success they had earned in the past, and held a less prominent spot in the mainstream. Despite its high critical response, it represented the lowest commercial slump in the band's career since their 1994 breakthrough Dookie. Many speculated that Green Day had painted themselves into a corner and would be unable to return to punk music. Nonetheless, many fans hold this album in high regard as being creative, experimental, and overall musically successful.

As of April 2017, Warning has sold 1,000,000 units in the US and 4,000,000 in the UK.

Track list[edit | edit source]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Warning" (single) – 3:42
  2. "Blood, Sex and Booze" (promo-single) – 3:33
  3. "Church on Sunday" (feat. Benmont Tench) – 3:18
  4. "Fashion Victim" (feat. Benmont Tench) – 2:48
  5. "Castaway" – 3:52
  6. "Misery" (Billie, Mike, and Tré) - 5:05
  7. "Deadbeat Holiday" – 3:35
  8. "Hold On" – 2:56
  9. "Jackass" – 2:43
  10. "Waiting" (single) – 3:13
  11. "Minority" (single) – 2:49
  12. "Macy's Day Parade" (promo-single) – 3:34

Bonus tracks[edit | edit source]

  • "86" live in Prague (UK/Japanese/Australian versions) - 3:01
  • "Brat" live in Japan (Japanese/Australian versions) - 1:42

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Green Day[edit | edit source]

  • Billie Joe Armstrong – lead vocals, guitars, harmonica, mandolin, piano, production, writing
  • Mike Dirnt – bass, backing vocals, farfisa/writing ("Misery"), production
  • Tré Cool – drums, percussion, accordion, writing ("Misery"), production

Additional musicians[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]