Dates(s)

Fall, 1988

Studio(s)

924 Gilman St (Berkeley, CA)

Artist

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

Crew

Producer: Sweet Children
Engineer: Marshall Stax

Set

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

[O] Sweet Children
[X] Don’t Leave Me
[X] I Want To Be Alone
[U] Stay
[X] Unknown Track
[X] Why Do You Want Him?
[X] *possibly others*

Audio

Notes

Not to be confused with the Sweet Children EP, this was a demo recorded by Sweet Children prior to changing their name to Green Day.

John Kiffmeyer: “We recorded our demo tape, but we never released a demo tape, because… yeah. … he’s (engineer Marshall Stax) a great guy”.

Billie Joe wrote ‘Stay’ for a film that his brother was making. The song was often called ‘World vs World’ by fans before the real title was confirmed by John Kiffmeyer.

The recording of ‘Sweet Children’ was officially released on the Turn It Around soundtrack.

1-2-3-4 Go! Records: “One of our personal favorite additions to the (Turn It Around) soundtrack is a song from Sweet Children’s first demo tape. This recording has never been released and it was this recording that Billie pestered Tim Yo to listen to so they could play at Gilman for the first time!”

Sources & Credits

  1. Todd Pritchard – dates, set, audio