This section features demo versions of Green Day songs that have found their way onto the internet. The Dookie demos come courtesy of Todd Pritchard who also provided some background on them below. 

’21st Century Breakdown’ Demo (2009)

Demo leaked in February of 2009 with alternate lyrics and a piano intro that differed from the official release a few months later on the album of the same name.

Dookie Demos (Art Of Ears – 1993)

From Todd; “Recorded at Art of Ears studios in late spring 1993, after they got back from tour. Most likely May.” The final instrumental track, ‘Thoughts Of Smog And Slums’, is a cover of a Corrupted Morals song.

Dookie Demos (Dancing Dog – 1993)

From Todd; “Most likely have the same basic tracks as the Art of Ears songs (see playlist below), but were overdubbed, partially re-recorded, and remixed at Dancing Dog. This tape IS the master for these 8 songs.”

Dookie Demos (Art Of Ears – 1992)

From Todd; “This Dookie demo was recorded at Art of Ears studios in San Francisco, on December 27, 1992. The songs were all overdubbed and remixed at Dancing Dog with Kevin Army.”

Dookie Accoustic Demos (Late 1992)

Recording location and precise date unknown. Believed to have been recorded in the second half of 1992.

Sweet Children Demo (1988)

From Todd; “Demo version of Sweet Children recorded at 924 Gilman Street and featured on the soundtrack for Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.” 

‘Stay’ was also recorded in the Gilman session and remains unreleased to this day.