1,000 Hours (EP)

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1,000 Hours
Release date: April 1989
Length: 11:52
Record label: Lookout! Records
Producer: Andy Ernst
Mixer: Andy Ernst

1,000 Hours is the debut EP from Green Day. It was released exclusively on 45rpm vinyl in April 1989 through Lookout! Records.

History[edit | edit source]

The EP was recorded in 1988 while the band was still named "Sweet Children". It was exclusively released on vinyl in a variety of colors (red, blue, green, purple, yellow, and clear) in limited quantities. The black vinyl release was also available with a pink cover. Shortly after 1,000 Hours was recorded, the band changed their name to Green Day, much to Lookout! founder Larry Livermore's dismay.

In 1991, all of the songs from 1,000 Hours (along with Slappy and 39/Smooth) were released on the compilation album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. 1,000 Hours remained in print on Lookout! Records until August 2005, when Green Day pulled their catalog due to unpaid royalties.

1,000 Hours has been back in print since March 24, 2009 to accompany the vinyl reissue of 39/Smooth.

Track list[edit | edit source]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong unless otherwise noted.

Side A:

  1. "1,000 Hours" - 2:24
  2. "Dry Ice" - 3:45

Side B:

  1. "Only of You" - 2:47
  2. "The One I Want" - 3:01 (Billie, Mike)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Green Day[edit | edit source]

  • Billie Joe Armstrong – lead vocals, guitar, writing
  • Mike Dirnt – bass, backing vocals, writing ("The One I Want")
  • Al Sobrante – drums, percussion

Production[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Every song on the EP is about the same girl.[1]
  • Billie's name is misspelled "B-I-L-L-Y" on the back cover.
  • The guitars on the EP are in an unusual tuning, being somewhere between standard tuning and E♭ tuning. This is most likely a result of the band tuning their guitars by ear.

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