This first wave of pop punk reached its business peak with Green Day’s Nimrod and The Offspring’s Americana . Britpop emerged from the British alternative rock scene of the early 1990s and was characterised by bands significantly influenced by British guitar music of the Sixties and 1970s.
Punk music offered the inspiration for some California-based bands on unbiased labels within the early 1990s, including Rancid, Pennywise, Weezer and Green Day. In 1994 Green Day moved to a major label and produced the album Dookie, which discovered a new, largely teenage, audience and proved a surprise diamond-selling success, resulting in a collection of hit singles, together with two number ones in the US. They had been quickly followed by the eponymous debut from Weezer, which spawned three prime ten singles within the US. This success opened the door for the multi-platinum gross sales of metallic punk band the Offspring with Smash … Read More