1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

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1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Release date: July 1, 1991 (initial pressing)
2004 (enhanced CD; Lookout!)
January 9, 2007 (Reprise Records)
March 24, 2009 (Reprise Records; reissued)
Length: 56:15
Record label: Lookout! Records (1991-2005)
Reprise Records (2007-2009)
Epitaph Europe [citation needed]
Producer: Andy Ernst
Mixer: Andy Ernst

1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is a compilation album that features Green Day's earliest songs, and it was first released on July 1, 1991. 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours features every song from Green Day's debut album 39/Smooth, their two EPs 1,000 Hours and Slappy, and "I Want to Be Alone" from The Big One compilation album by Flipside Records.

1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is often mistaken as Green Day's debut album, which is actually 39/Smooth. This is because of the identical cover art (except for the album name), the similar title, and because 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours sold more copies than 39/Smooth.

Release[edit | edit source]

1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was first released through Lookout! Records in 1991 (despite bearing a copyright notice dated 1990, which has led some sources to cite this as the release year).

13 years later, the album was re-released in different packaging and with enhanced CD-ROM features. In August 2005, Green Day pulled their catalog, including 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, from Lookout! due to unpaid royalties. The album remained out of print for nearly a year and a half.

On January 9, 2007 this album was re-released through Reprise Records and has been back in print since. In Europe, the album was already re-released by Epitaph Europe, and has remained in print. [citation needed]

1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was reissued on vinyl on March 24, 2009. While this album was not released as a single record, it instead had an individual pressing of 39/Smooth and was packaged with two separate pressings of the 1,000 Hours and Slappy EPs. The song "I Want to Be Alone" is not present in this release.

Track list[edit | edit source]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong unless otherwise noted.

Tracks 1–10 are from 39/Smooth, tracks 11–14 are from Slappy, tracks 15–18 are from 1,000 Hours, and track 19 is from The Big One compilation album from Flipside Records.

# Name Track length
1 "At the Library" 2:26
2 "Don't Leave Me" 2:37
3 "I Was There" (Al Sobrante) 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
11 "Paper Lanterns" 2:23
12 "Why Do You Want Him?" 2:31
13 "409 in Your Coffeemaker" 2:52
14 "Knowledge" (Operation Ivy) 2:19
15 "1,000 Hours" 2:25
16 "Dry Ice" 3:45
17 "Only of You" 2:47
18 "The One I Want" (Billie, Mike Dirnt) 3:01
19 "I Want to Be Alone" 3:09

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In the back of the album's booklet, there is a drawing, depicting "The Ritual of The Trout". Referring to a dance that the members of Green Day found as an attempt for poseurs (namely the "Benicia Girls") trying to look like hardcore punks. This excerpt from the booklet clearly represents their dislike for the dance: "This is tolerated at Green Day shows but if your dear friend Lucky Dog here catches this shit going on at a Filth or Blatz show some poseur is gonna get MOSHED!"