I don't want to sound like that guy, but I really do enjoy Green Day's earlier stuff more than their later stuff. Bear in mind that I'm a big fan of garage rock as well as punk. Green Day's early albums had a youthful energy and a certain truth to them. I don't want to say Green Day sold out or lost their sound. They evolved and I still enjoy their later work. I just really really love this early stuff. 1039/ Smoothed out Slappy Hours is the first of two pre-Dookie albums. I prefer Kerplunk! but there are plenty of good songs (including an odd cover of Op Ivy's "Knowledge") on this disc as well.