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Three ‘Dookie’-era Green Day demos have surfaced—listen

April 17 2017, 11:17 AM EDT By Caitlyn Ralph


Green Day Authority is reporting of three newly surfaced Green Day demos that seem to date back to the Dookie era, sometime between 1992 and 1993.

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The first track is "J.A.R.," which stands for Jason Andrew Relva, who was a childhood friend of bassist Mike Dirnt that died in a car accident.

Even though "J.A.R." was demoed during Dookie, the song was not released until it was included on the Angus movie soundtrack in 1995. The track later would spend 16 weeks on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart after hitting No. 1.

"J.A.R." was later featured on Green Day's 2001 greatest hits album International Superhits! and, eventually, 2011's live album Awesome As Fuck.

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An early demo of "Having A Blast" follows "J.A.R." "Having A Blast" is the second track on Dookie.

Lastly, "Don't Wanna Fall In Love" appeared on Green Day's compilation album Shenanigans from 2002.

Before that, "Don't Wanna Fall In Love" was originally the third track on the "Geek Stink Breath" CD. "Geek Stink Breath" was the lead single from Green Day's followup to Dookie, Insomniac.

GDA points out a fun fact: This "J.A.R." version includes the final, full line, "All I wanna do is play." On other versions of the track, the last word is cut off.

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