Friday, January 27, 2012
GREEN DAY - 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours 
Released in 1990, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours is widely considered to be pop-punkers Green Day's first studio album when in fact it's a collection of previously released E.P.s on the recently defunct record label Lookout! Records.
Raw and not quite refined, Green Day's first "full-length" isn't an instant classic but a blueprint of what was to come. It's catchy and melodic but is missing that punch n' crunch that would catapult Green Day into the multi-platinum mainstream. An interesting listen to where the boys from Berkeley started out but never really goes much further than that.
3 Operations Ivy covers out of 5
Songs Of Note: Going To Pasalacqua; Rest