1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
1039Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Album cover


July 1, 1991


December 1988-April 20, 1990 at Art of Ears Studios in San Francisco, California




Lookout!, Reprise, Epitaph Europe


Andy Ernst and Green Day

1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is a compilation album consisiting of Green Day's first full-length album, 39/Smooth, and their first two EPs, 1,000 Hours and Slappy. This album is often called Green Day's first album, most likely because it was the first album to be released in CD version, while 39/Smooth, Slappy, and 1,000 Hours were only released in LP version.

Track listing

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted. Music by Green Day.

1. "At the Library"   2:26
2. "Don't Leave Me"   2:37
3. "I Was There" (lyrics written by Kiffmeyer) 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

"Knowledge" (lyrics written by Jesse Michaels; music written by Michaels, Lint, Matt McCall, and Dave Mello; originally performed by Operation Ivy)

15. "1,000 Hours"   2:25
16. "Dry Ice"   3:45
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"   3:09

Origin of Tracks

  • Tracks 1–10 from 39/Smooth (1990)
  • Tracks 11–14 from Slappy EP (1990)
  • Tracks 15–18 from 1,000 Hours EP (1989)
  • Track 19 from The Big One Compilation, a compilation that featured bands from the East Bay and Los Angeles


  • "Going to Pasalacqua" is named after Passalacqua Funeral Home in Benicia, California in reference to a boy throwing his life away for a girl he loves.
  • 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!"
  • According to Billie Joe, the song Dry Ice took 18 times to record because Al Sobrante kept making mistakes while drumming. At the end of the song, you can hear the band shout "yes, yes, we did it".
  • Originally Dry Ice was supposed to be called "Whupped", but accroding to a KLAX interview, *Al Sobrante named it Dry Ice because he felt "Whupped was stupid".
  • "Why Do You Want Him?" was reportedly the first song Billie Joe Armstrong wrote.