1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

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1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Green Day - 1,039-Smoothed Out Slappy Hours cover.jpg
Compilation album by Green Day
Released July 1, 1991 (1991-07-01)
Recorded December 1988 - April 20, 1990
Studio Art of Ears Studios, San Francisco, California
Genre Punk rock
Length 56:15
Label Lookout
Producer Andy Ernst and Green Day
Green Day chronology
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is a collection of early recordings by the American punk rock band Green Day, released on July 1, 1991 by Lookout Records. Often referred to as the band's debut album, the compilation combines the band's actual debut 39/Smooth and its first two extended plays Slappy and 1,000 Hours, which are all currently out of print. The album included one cover, "Knowledge" (originally from the Slappy EP), which was originally by influential California punk band Operation Ivy, whose singer, Jesse Michaels, contributed the artwork for the album. The cover art features the same image from 39/Smooth.

Lookout! re-released the album in 2004 with special limited packaging and all new enhanced CD-ROM features, including live performances and pictures. The album was re-issued in the same packaging in 2007 through Reprise Records after Green Day pulled the album in August 2005, as well as all of its other material released through the label, from Lookout! due to unpaid royalties. The album has been certified Gold in the U.S. by the RIAA, and according to Nielsen SoundScan, it has sold 632,000 copies in the U.S. as of August 2010.[1] The album was certified Gold in the UK on July 22, 2013, representing sales of at least 100,000.[2]


Initially released in 1991 through Lookout! Records (despite the 1990 copyright date on the album), the label re-issued the album in a remastered form in 2004.[3] It was re-released on CD on January 9, 2007, by Reprise Records, the label Green Day has been signed to since leaving Lookout!.[4] In Europe, the album was already re-released by Epitaph Europe, and has remained in print. It was reissued on vinyl on March 24, 2009, by Reprise in a package containing the original 10-song 39/Smooth LP along with reissues of the 1,000 Hours and Slappy EPs.[5] On the 2009 reissues, the song "I Want to Be Alone" is omitted.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[6]
Blender 2/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10)[8]
Robert Christgau (dud)[9]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and John Kiffmeyer) except when noted. 

39/Smooth (1990)
No. Title Length
1. "At the Library"   2:26
2. "Don't Leave Me"   2:37
3. "I Was There" (lyrics written by Kiffmeyer) 3:36
4. "Disappearing Boy"   2:52
5. "Green Day"   3:29
6. "Going to Pasalacqua"   3:30
7. "16"   3:24
8. "Road to Acceptance"   3:35
9. "Rest"   3:05
10. "The Judge's Daughter"   2:34

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

Slappy EP (1990)
No. Title Length
11. "Paper Lanterns"   2:23
12. "Why Do You Want Him?"   2:31
13. "409 in Your Coffeemaker"   2:52
14. "Knowledge" (Operation Ivy cover; lyrics by Jesse Michaels; music by Operation Ivy) 2:19
1,000 Hours EP (1989)
No. Title Length
15. "1,000 Hours"   2:25
16. "Dry Ice"   3:45
17. "Only of You"   2:47
18. "The One I Want" (lyrics written by Armstrong and Dirnt) 3:01
No. Title Length
19. "I Want to Be Alone" (from The Big One compilation by Flipside Records, omitted from 2009 reissues) 3:09
Total length:


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