Sweet Children (EP)
|Release date:||Summer 1990|
|Record label:||Skene! Records|
Sweet Children is the third EP by Green Day. It was released sometime in 1990 through Skene! Records. The name of the EP references the original band name of Green Day. The entire EP is included as bonus tracks on the CD and cassette releases of Kerplunk. Starting with this EP, Green Day began to tune their guitars down a half-step from standard to E♭ tuning, a trend which continued on all of their albums until Nimrod.
The EP is a collection of some of the band's earliest songs that they were still playing live at the time. It was recorded in 1990, in Minnesota while the band were on a brief break from their summer tour, and released on seven-inch vinyl. Due to a typo on Green Day's website, many believe that this record was released in 1987, which is untrue. This EP features the last songs with Al Sobrante as the drummer. Shortly after the end of the tour, he left the band to attend college.
All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong unless otherwise noted.
- Billie Joe Armstrong - lead vocals, lead guitar, writing
- Mike Dirnt - bass, backing vocals, writing ("Best Thing in Town")
- Al Sobrante - drums, backing vocals
|Tracks||"Sweet Children" · "Best Thing in Town" · "Strangeland" · "My Generation"|