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Insomniac is the fourth album of Green Day. It was released on October 10, 1995 by Reprise Records. Recordings took place in Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, California with producer Rob Cavallo. Insomniac incorporated a heavier and abrasive sound compared to their previous album Dookie. Lyrically, the album discusses subjects ranging from anxiety, alienation, and drug use. Insomniac also served as a response to fans who stopped supporting the band after agreeing to join Reprise Records.

The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 171,000 copies in its first week of release. It went on to be certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Four singles were released off the album: "Geek Stink Breath", "Stuck with Me", "Brain Stew" / "Jaded" (released as joint singles), and "Walking Contradiction", all of which received radio airplay and much popularity. Critically, the album was received greatly by critics. Insomniac has sold more than 2 million copies in the United States. Worldwide, it has sold more than 8 million copies.

The album was re-released in 2021 for its 25th anniversary, which included previously unreleased live tracks.

Track Listing

  1. "Armatage Shanks" - 2:17
  2. "Brat" - 1:43
  3. "Stuck with Me" - 2:16
  4. "Geek Stink Breath" - 2:15
  5. "No Pride" - 2:19
  6. "Bab's Uvula Who?" - 2:08
  7. "86" - 2:47
  8. "Panic Song" - 3:35
  9. "Stuart and the Ave." - 2:03
  10. "Brain Stew" - 3:13
  11. "Jaded" - 1:30
  12. "Westbound Sign" - 2:12
  13. "Tight Wad Hill" - 2:01
  14. "Walking Contradiction" - 2:31

Total Runtime: 32:49

Personnel

See Also

veGreen Day
Members Current

Billie Joe Armstrong (1987–present) • Mike Dirnt (1987–present) • Tré Cool (1990–present)

Former

Raj Punjabi (1987) • Sean Hughes (1987-1988) • John Kiffmeyer (1987–1990) • Aaron Cometbus (1990) • Dave "E.C." Henwood (1990) • Jason White (2012–2016)

Touring Members Current

Jason White (1999–present) • Jason Freese (2006–present) • Kevin Preston (2019–present)

Former

Gabrial McNair (1999–2001) • Garth SchultzKurt Lohmiller (1999–2005) • Mike Pelino (2006–2007) • Ronnie Blake (2006–2007) • Jeff Matika (2009–2019)

Tours

Dookie World TourInsomniac TourNimrod TourLife Without Warning TourPop Disaster TourAmerican Idiot World Tour21st Century Breakdown World Tour99 Revolutions TourRevolution Radio TourHella Mega Tour

Record Labels

Lookout! RecordsSkene! RecordsReprise RecordsWarner Bros. RecordsAdeline Records

Businesses

JingleTown RecordingOakland Coffee Works

Merchandise

International Super Action Figures!American Idiot Titans Figures

Side Projects

American Idiot (musical) • Billie Joe ExperienceFoxboro Hot TubsThe CoverupsThe NetworkRodeo Queens

Lists

Discography (Promotional) • PersonnelSide ProjectsSongsVideography

veInsomniac
Standard Tracks

Armatage ShanksBratStuck with MeGeek Stink BreathNo PrideBab's Uvula Who?86Panic SongStuart and the Ave.Brain Stew/Jaded (Medley) • Westbound SignTight Wad HillWalking Contradiction

Bonus Tracks

I Want to Be on T.VArmatage Shanks (Live in Prague)Brat (Live in Prague)Geek Stink Breath (Live in Prague)Stuck with Me (Live in Prague)Brain Stew (Live in Prague)Jaded (Live in Prague)Walking Contradiction (Live in Prague)86 (Live in Prague)

Bold text denotes the song was released as a single.
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