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1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
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|11. Paper Lanterns|
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Green Day ~ 1,039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
This compilation of early indie work (1989's 1000 Hours EP, 1990's Slappy EP, and 1990's 39/Smooth LP) was a strong indicator of things to come for Green Day. Recorded on shoestring budgets, these recordings out-rocked most of the wannabe punk records that flooded record stores at the time. From the first strains of the opener, "At the Library," Green Day are off on a fast, fun ride. Some of the band's best tracks are from these early sessions--"Don't Leave Me," "Dry Ice," "16," "Rest," and "Paper Lanterns," to name only a few. It's a hook-filled record with three-chord wonders at every turn, anchored by Armstrong's snotty-boy vocals. He captures youthful yearning, variously spitting lyrics like "I feel forgotten / Feel like rotting" and then musing out loud, "What is it about you that I adore?" Simply some of the catchiest punk rock ever made. --Lorry Fleming
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I think so.
Here are a few reasons why:
1. The enhanced CD features are really neat. You can look at old, previously unseen pictures of the band when they were young, listen to acoustic versions of "Paper Lanterns" and others that were previously only on the radio, etc.
2. New artwork. It's not much, but it's pretty cool to have.
3. The remastering. Honestly, when I first put it in my CD player, I said, "That's it?! It doesn't sound any different to me!" But then I put it in my discman... I was wrong. There's a difference. Now everything sounds louder and clearer, and like another reviewer said, it breathes new life into old songs.
Also, there is a version out there that has a free large Green Day t-shirt and sticker pack for the same price. That's the one I got, so look for it, although I don't know if it's limited edition or not.
Overall, if you don't have the original copy of 1,039/Smooth, and you want to buy it, make it this one. It's got all the extra features listed above, it sounds better, and oh yeah, it's cheaper. If you have the original, it's also worth checking out. Snoogins.
Well, this is their first album. This is Green Day's roots, and it makes for a less polished, and more raw record. However, it also contains Green Day's signature catchy hooks and lyrics about teenage life in general (but not in the annoying, trite way that most punk-pop bands write them!). This becomes quite evident when "At The Library" starts. Short, sweet, and about falling in love with a stranger, this is a good example of not only what the rest of the album has to offer, but the direction that Billie Joe and company would go on to take on the way to multi-platinum success. After all, what else would you expect from Green Day?
All in all, like I said, this album is not quite as "produced" as their major-label albums, but it's just as good (if not better), and if you have come to fall in love with Green Day's three-chord, simple, catchy, fun alternative/punk/pop sound, then I definitely recommend buying this and "Kerplunk!".
I also hear they're re-releasing this album remastered with a new song, if you're interested.
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If you are a greenday fan like i am u wont be dissapointed with this album it is amazing aven tho it is old it still rocks hard! Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2005 by DyL B
I will readily admit that I was a bit skeptical about this re-release, but my fears have been silenced after purchasing it. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004
That's right I like this one the best. I can't believe only one other person left a "review" for this so far. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004
this is the second best green day album (kerplunk being the best) the only quarral i have with this album is the op ivy cover which is horrendus! Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by chuck
Everyone and their mothers know that "dookie" is one of the greatest albums of all time(and if they don't, they well should), but few people know that Green Day were actually a... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Ben Dugan