Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Green Day – Basket Case


243 – Green Day – Basket Case (1994)
Written by Billie Joe Amstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool
Produced by Rob Cavallo and Green Day
Label – Reprise

Having been diagnosed with a panic disorder following severe anxiety attacks, Billie Joe Armstrong wrote a terse description of his world through this blistering slice of pop/punk. It’s influence is of course huge, and became a blueprint for hundreds of bands, good and bad.

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