Recording and release
1,000 Hours was the first EP recorded by Green Day, who were still known as Sweet Children when it was made. It was recorded in December 1988 and released in April 1989, only two weeks after the band's name change to Green Day. It was released in limited copies of vinyl only. There were several colors available, such as red, blue, green, purple and clear (which was very rare compared to the other colors). Pink covers (for black vinyls only) and white sleeves (very rare) were made available upon release as well.
Side A of the vinyl has "NO WAY!" sketched into it while side B has "TOO COOL!" sketched into it.
In 1991, all of the songs from 1,000 Hours, Slappy and 39/Smooth were re-released on Green Day's first compilation album, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. 1,000 Hours went out of print in August 2005 after being removed from the Lookout Records catalog by Green Day. It eventually went back into print along with Slappy on March 24, 2009 as a bonus to the vinyl reissue of 39/Smooth.
Third pressing vinyls have Lookout! Record's Laytonville address crossed out and the Berkley address added as well as a orange or white lyrics sheet.
|1.||"1,000 Hours"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Andy Ernst · Green Day||2:24|
|2.||"Dry Ice"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Andy Ernst · Green Day||3:43|
|3.||"Only of You"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Andy Ernst · Green Day|
|4.||"The One I Want"||Billie Joe Armstrong · Mike Dirnt||Andy Ernst · Green Day|