Originally Posted by pimpchief
Nevermind blew chunks. There's a song about during under neath a bridge being a boring douche, a song about raping a parrot and a bunch of trash that doesn't make sense. Idiots went crazy over it. No biggie.
Green day was the game changer, I agree with mccloud.
Green Day MAYBE influenced Rancid, MAYBE.
Blink 182, Cake, and PotUSA were more influentual in that sphere.
Not to knock Green Day [Again, I had Kerpunk before Dookie came out and Dookie before Basket Case was on MTV], but they're just a faster, more polished, punk riff. They were as 'influential' as The Black Crowes [who I also like] were in their genre.