| April 1989|
Punk rock, Pop punk
| December 1988|
| Art of Ears Studio in San Francisco|
1,000 Hours is the debut EP by American punk rock band Green Day. It was released in April 1989 through Lookout Records, the label that nurtured the band's development in its early years before the group's signing with a major label in 1993.
1,000 Hours was recorded in 1988 while the band was still named "Sweet Children", and released in April 1989, 2 weeks after the band changed its name to Green Day, but on vinyl only, with several different colors of vinyl available [red, blue, green, purple, and the clear (very rare)] in limited quantities. Upon its release, it was also available with a pink cover (black vinyl only) and a few with a white sleeve (very rare). Shortly after it was recorded, the band changed its name to Green Day, despite the objections of Lookout Records' owner Lawrence "Larry" Livermore.
In 1991, all of the songs from 1,000 Hours were reissued on 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. 1,000 Hours went out of print in August 2005 after Green Day removed its catalog from Lookout! Records.
Since March 24, 2009, 1,000 Hours (along with Slappy) has been back in print as a bonus to the vinyl reissue of the 39/Smooth album.
All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted; all music composed by Green Day.Billie Joe Armstrong – lead vocals, guitar
Mike Dirnt – bass, backing vocals
Al Sobrante – drums
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