Warning is the sixth studio album by Green Day , released in Building upon its predecessor , the album eschews their trademark punk sound for a predominantly acoustic effort. It is known for being the first album since Green Day signed with Reprise to not feature Rob Cavallo as producer, although he still had a hand in production. Although Warning reached 4 on the charts and went gold, the album clearly displayed the fact that Green Day were not enjoying the success they had earned in the past, and held a less prominent spot in the mainstream. Despite its high critical response, it represented the lowest commercial slump in the band's career since their breakthrough Dookie. Many speculated that Green Day had painted themselves into a corner and would be unable to return to punk music.
Warning (Green Day song)
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In the list of things that never go out of style, add Green Day. Believe it or not, the band have now been racking up hits with their fiery brand of punk-rock for 22 years in the UK. In such time, they've landed 22 tracks in the Official Singles Chart Top 40 and seven Top 10 albums — including two Number 1s. Oh, and there's the small matter of their own musical, which continues to tour the globe seven years after its debut.
It is the seventh track and second single from their third studio album , Dookie The song spent five weeks at the top of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. Armstrong commented that at the time, "The only way I could know what the hell was going on was to write a song about it. He ended up signing the band to Reprise Records in mid
Lead vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong has stated the song is about "making people feel bad. A departure in sound for the band, [ citation needed ] the song has been described as garage rock revival  and garage punk. The music video pays homage to the " Guitar Man " portion of the opening number from Elvis Presley 's comeback special.