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Sweet Children is the third EP by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on August 1990 through Skene! Records.

Album Information

The EP is a collection of some of the band's earliest songs that they were still playing live at the time. It was recorded in 2 hours on July 5, 1990 at 6 ft Under in Minneapolis, Minnesota while the band were on a brief break from their summer tour, and released on seven-inch vinyl. Due to a typo on Green Day's website, many believe that this record was released in 1987, but this is not true. The EP was released on Minneapolis-based indie label Skene! Records. These were the last recordings drummer John Kiffmeyer would contribute to the band. Shortly after the end of the tour, he left the band to attend college. Also of note, "My Generation" features a line from the film Blue Velvet: "Heineken? Funk that shit!", said by the primary antagonist Frank Booth (although it's not the actual audio sample).

Release date

One of the most mysterious aspects of this odd EP is its release date. Althought the inlay on some says it was from 1990, this information may be faulty, like other early Green Day inlays. Another reason why the release date could be 1990 is that the first album was made by Green Day, not Sweet Children; a name they were thought to have dropped before the release of 1,000 Hours in 1989. For a while, the official Green Day website claimed it was released in 1987 (the current Green Day website no longer covers EPs). Also, a 1989 performance of "My Generation" is different from the album version, and a later 1992 performance matches the album. Finally, AllMusic claims it was originally released in 1988 when the band was called Sweet Children; however, there are no facts to support this.

Tracks

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted, all music composed by Green Day, except where noted.

Side A

No. Title Length
1. "Sweet Children" 1:41
2. "Best Thing in Town" (lyrics written by Armstrong and Mike Dirnt) 2:03






Side B

No. Title Length
1. "Strangeland" 2:08
2. "My Generation" (lyrics and music written by Pete Townshend; originally performed by The Who) 2:19






Personnel

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