|1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||October 1, 1991|
|Recorded||December 1988 – April 20, 1990|
|Studio||Art of Ears Studios, San Francisco, California|
|Green Day chronology|
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is a collection of early recordings by American rock band Green Day, released on October 1, 1991 by Lookout Records. Often erroneously 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, hence its name being an amalgamation of the album and the two EPs. 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. The album was certified Gold in the UK on July 22, 2013, representing sales of at least 100,000. It has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
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. It was re-released on CD on January 9, 2007, by Reprise Records, the label Green Day has been signed to since leaving Lookout!. 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. On the 2009 reissues, the song "I Want to Be Alone" is omitted.
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|The New Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Reviews of 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours were largely mixed; for example, The New Rolling Stone Album Guide gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars. Brad of Punknews.org gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars, writing, "All in all, this album succeeds at being quite good. It shows obvious influences from the Clash and the Ramones, and is a good debut for a young band that would later change the course of Punk Rock forever by opening the floodgates for New School bands."
|1.||"At the Library"||2:26|
|2.||"Don't Leave Me"||2:37|
|3.||"I Was There" (lyrics written by Kiffmeyer)||3:36|
|6.||"Going to Pasalacqua"||3:30|
|8.||"Road to Acceptance"||3:35|
|10.||"The Judge's Daughter"||2:34|
All lyrics are written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted; all music is composed by Green Day (Armstrong, Dirnt, and Kiffmeyer), except where noted.
|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|
All lyrics are written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted; all music is composed by Green Day.
|17.||"Only of You"||2:47|
|18.||"The One I Want" (lyrics written by Armstrong and Dirnt)||3:01|
|19.||"I Want to Be Alone" (from The Big One compilation by Flipside Records, omitted from 2009 reissues)||3:09|
|20.||"Studio Banter" (Interview)||2:56|
|21.||"One for the Razorbacks" (Live from WMMR)||1:25|
|22.||"Paper Lanterns" (Live from WMMR)||1:36|
|23.||"Words I Might Have Ate" (Live from WMMR)||1:46|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.