1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours Enhanced, Original recording remastered
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Vinyl, February 23, 1995
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This disc offers plenty of proof of that. It's a compilation that includes their entire first album (39/Smooth, which makes up the first 10 tracks), as well as two E.P.s (1000 Hours and Slappy, which, respectively, make up tracks 15-18 and 11-14 of this record), and the compilation track "I Want To Be Alone." All of it was released on Lookout! records, and all in all it comprises about half of their pre-major label output. It's all fine stuff for a fan of the band. If you hate Green Day based on records like Dookie and Insomniac, this probably won't change your mind very much. If you've never listened to them before, this isn't really the best place to start: the aforementioned two records are a better bet. Or you could go for the wonderful International Superhits compilation.
As far as highlights go, I really like the rollicking "Don't Leave Me," as well as the exuberant "Going To Pasalacqua." There's also a wonderfully emotional four chord romp called "Only Of You," and a deathlessly catchy song by the name of "1000 Hours.Read more ›
I don't really have any favorites on here because I like them all, but At the Library, I was There, and Green Day are some good ones. The song Green Day will tell you all you need to know about how they came up with the band's name...... So if you've found yourself becoming more and more disappointed with Green Day as the years go on, I suggest that you look backward, not forward. So, have you bought it yet? If not, then stop reading this and do yourself a favor by buying it!!!!!!!
I hope that helps to explain some of the bad reviews this album has received... because as a fan of Green Day since around 1990 when I first saw them live, I've watched them progress. I introduced them to most of my friends before the radio did. And I've seen them open shows for many many bands that never made it as big as them, or anywhere for that matter. So take it from me, this is their best work.
THe album is similar to others they've made in terms of the songwriting, etc. Some are good, some are just OK, some are out-of-this-world fantastic. This album has the largest concentration of the latter category.
"At The Library" is a total classic. The lyrics are simple and innocent, but that is the case for many classic songs. The music behind it all is the catchiest I've heard... and it has a certain something about it that makes me reminisce. Reminds me a little of the Cure.
"Don't Leave Me" is one of the better songs, and is extremely typical of their early style of music.
"Disappearing Boy" used to be a crowd favorite. Now of course it's "Longview" or something else, whatever that graduation song is.Read more ›
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Love Green Day, have since I was a kid; in my 30s now and they are still in my top 5 favorites. Am a huge fan of this CD because the raw sound reminds me of the Saturday night... Read morePublished 7 months ago by CH
This is an awesome album. It's Green Day's first album, it came out in 1991. It has songs from four different EP's that they made. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marty Smith
Came today and im so happy with it! Amazing and works great! love it!Published 12 months ago by kaysa
Green Day's very-first, full-length studio album. Yes, a lot of songs sound similar because the sound/tone of the instruments and vocals were not changed to make the songs sound... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Andrew R Grayson
Have you ever listened to a band, for the first time ever, and then your breath was completely taken away??? That was totally how I felt when I first heard this cd. Read morePublished 13 months ago by V. Rasmussen
Where it all started. Carries some fun catchy young and fun gren day tunesPublished 15 months ago by Mitchell P.