Green Day

Green Day

1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

Lookout!

Every band has to start somewhere (especially those who go on to sell over 20 million records worldwide), and 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is where it all began for Green Day. The band’s independently released debut album — which has sold an astonishing 900,000 copies since its release in 1990 — has been re-mixed and repackaged into a deluxe collector’s edition, providing a neat glimpse of the foundations upon which the band was built.

Even though the sound has been polished, it’s still raw, rough around the edges and generally features more perspiration than inspiration, but on tracks like “I Was There,” “Why Do You Want Him?” and “The Judge’s Daughter,” it’s easy to see how the band went on to write the trademark melodic riffs of such mega hits as “When I Come Around” and “Basket Case.”

The CD-ROM compiles fans’ camcorder footage and a recording of a fairly shambolic radio performance. There’s also hand-written lyrics and brand new artwork, but I guess it’s the chance to have such rare material collected on one disc which will make 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours so appealing to die-hard Green Day fans.

Green Day: www.greenday.com/

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Tom Tom Club
    Tom Tom Club

    The Good The Bad and the Funky (Nacional). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Barnes & Barnes
    Barnes & Barnes

    Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood
    Jeremiah Lockwood

    A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Album (Reboot). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Metallica: The $24.95 Book
    Metallica: The $24.95 Book

    From an underground band that pioneered the thrash metal sound, to arguably the biggest rock act in the new millennium, Metallica has had a long and tumultuous history. Ben Apatoff scours a myriad of sources to catalog this history in his new book.

  • Araceli Lemos
    Araceli Lemos

    Shortly after AFI Fest 2021 wrapped, Generoso spoke at length with director, Araceli Lemos about her award-winning and potent feature debut, Holy Emy. Lemos’s film uses elements of body horror in her story about the exoticization of two Filipina sisters living in Greece and how that exploitation creates a distance between them.

  • Southern Accents 55
    Southern Accents 55

    A woofin’ good time with cuts from Hank Williams, Muddy Waters, Delta Moon and more from KMRD 96.9, Madrid, New Mexico!

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Absurdism with a healthy dose of air conditioning.

  • Mixtape 172 :: My Old Bassist
    Mixtape 172 :: My Old Bassist

    Like pre-teens throwing every liquid into the kitchen blender and daring each other to drink the results, Woody and Jeremy fuse all manner of sounds legitimate and profane into some murky concoction that tastes surprisingly good.

  • Demons/Demons 2
    Demons/Demons 2

    Synapse Films reissues Lamberto Bava’s epic ’80s gore-filled movies Demons and Demons 2 in beautiful new editions.

  • Sylvie Courvoisier and Mary Halvorson
    Sylvie Courvoisier and Mary Halvorson

    Searching for the Disappearing Hour (Pyroclastic Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives