Music History

Behold some 30-year-old Green Day recordings

Years before Green Day broke through with the Dookie album, there were playing grimy punk clubs in the Bay Area and beyond, first as Sweet Children and then as Green Day.

Some recordings from those days have surfaced on YouTube, specifically from an opening slot for Killdozer in Berkeley, California, on July 22, 1989. They feature original drummer John Kiffmeyer, too.

The first track (via Kerrang) is the only known recording a song called “Maybe Forever.”

Next is this lost track called “Jennifer.”

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