Shenanigans (album)

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Shenanigans
Green Day - Shenanigans cover.jpg
Compilation album by Green Day
Released July 2, 2002 (2002-07-02)
Recorded 1993-2002
Genre Punk rock[1]
Length 33:23
Label Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo, Green Day
Green Day chronology
International Superhits!
(2001)
Shenanigans
(2002)
American Idiot
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blender 2/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

Shenanigans is the third compilation album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on July 2, 2002 through Reprise Records. The album contains b-sides, rarities, covers, and a previously unreleased track, "Ha Ha You're Dead". "Espionage", the spy-themed instrumental, was featured on the soundtrack for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Shenanigans peaked at number 27 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release and has sold 280,000 units as of September 2010.[5] Even though the original cover does not feature a title, several retailers fixed confusion over it by designing a sticker which was plastered on the front. In a September 2009 interview by Fuse on Demand, when asked who designed the cover for the group's eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown (2009), Billie Joe Armstrong said that Chris Bilheimer designed it as well as the last four album covers. In 2002, Green Day embarked on the Pop Disaster Tour in support of the album; however, no songs from the album were played during any of the performances. This album was supposed to contain a #10 track called "D.U.I (Driving Under the Influence)". "D.U.I" was written by Tré Cool. However, it was removed in later releases of the album. "D.U.I." can be seen in the booklet for the album, but has been sprayed out with black spray paint making it impossible to look at any information about the song.

Shenanigans was issued on vinyl for the first time in the United States on September 15, 2009

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted, all music composed by Green Day, except where noted.

No. Title Original appearance Length
1. "Suffocate"   Australian editions of Nimrod, 1997 2:54
2. "Desensitized"   "Good Riddance", 1997, and Australian editions of Nimrod 2:47
3. "You Lied"   "Good Riddance" and Australian editions of Nimrod 2:26
4. "Outsider" (written by Dee Dee Ramone; originally performed by the Ramones) Outtake from Warning, 2000 2:17
5. "Don't Wanna Fall in Love"   "Geek Stink Breath", 1995 1:38
6. "Espionage" (instrumental) "Hitchin' a Ride", 1997 3:23
7. "I Want to Be on T.V." (written by Sam McBride, Tom Flynn; originally performed by Fang) "Geek Stink Breath", 1995, and Japanese editions of Insomniac, 1995 1:17
8. "Scumbag" (lyrics written by Mike Dirnt) Outtake from Warning 1:46
9. "Tired of Waiting for You" (written by Ray Davies; originally performed by The Kinks) "Basket Case", 1994 and the Private Parts soundtrack, 1997 2:34
10. "Sick of Me"   "Hitchin' a Ride" 2:07
11. "Rotting"   "Good Riddance" 2:52
12. "Do Da Da"   "Brain Stew/Jaded", 1996, and Australian editions of Nimrod 1:30
13. "On the Wagon"   "Basket Case", 1994 2:48
14. "Ha Ha You're Dead" (lyrics written by Mike Dirnt) Outtake from Nimrod (later a single release) 3:07
Total length:
33:23

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • Rob Cavallo; Green Day - producers
  • Jerry Finn - mixing on "You Lied", "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", "I Want to Be on TV", "Tired of Waiting for You", "Rotting", "Do Da Da", "On the Wagon"
  • Kevin Army - engineer on "You Lied", "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", "I Want to Be on TV", "Rotting", "Do Da Da"
  • Neill King - engineering on "Tired of Waiting for You", "On the Wagon", mixing on "Sick of Me"
  • Ken Allardyce - engineering on "Suffocate", "Desentitized", "Espionage", "Sick of Me"
  • Chris Dugan - engineering on "Ha Ha You're Dead"
  • Casey McKrankin - additional engineering on "Tired of Waiting for You" and "On the Wagon"
  • Willie Samuels - engineering on "Outsider", "Scumbag", "Ha Ha You're Dead"
  • Chris Lord-Alge - mixing on "Suffocate", "Desentitized", "Espionage", "Sick of Me"
  • Steve Hall - mastering on "Suffocate", "Desentitized", "Espionage", "Sick of Me"
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering on "You Lied", "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", "I Want to Be on TV", "Rotting", "Do Da Da"
  • Robert Vosgein - mastering on "Outsider", "Scumbag", "Ha Ha You're Dead"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Ref.
Billboard 200 27
Austrian Album Charts 33
German Albums Chart 100 [6]
Irish Album Charts 27
Japan Album Charts 13
UK Album Charts 32

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United Kingdom Silver[7]

References[edit]