39/Smooth Sessions


December 29, 1989 – January 2, 1990


Art of Ears Studios (San Francisco, CA)


Billie Joe – Vocals, Guitar
Mike Dirnt – Bass, Vocals
John Kiffmeyer – Drums


Producer: Green Day & Andy Ernst
Engineer: Andy Ernst
Mastering: John Golden


Key: [O] Officially released | [U] Unofficially released | [X] Unreleased

[O] At The Library with Waba Se Wasca
[O] Don’t Leave Me
[O] I Was There
[O] Disappearing Boy
[O] Green Day
[O] Going To Pasalacqua
[O] 16
[O] Road To Acceptance
[O] Rest
[O] The Judge’s Daughter
[O] I Want To Be Alone


Liner notes: “Recorded in twenty-two hours from 4:30 PM, Dec. 29th, 1989 to midnight, Jan. 2nd, 1990 at Art of Ears in San Francisco.”

Andy Ernst (engineer): “I’m pretty sure it [I Want to Be Alone] was [recorded for] the first album.”

All songs, aside from ‘I Want To Be Alone’, would be included on the 39/Smooth album. Every song from this session would later be released on the 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours compilation.

In later releases ‘At The Library with Waba Se Wasca’ would be shortened to just ‘At The Library’.

Sources & Credits

  1. Todd – set