Green Day Mark 25 Years of 'Nimrod' with Unreleased Demos, 1997 Live Recording

Hear a previously unreleased demo of "You Irritate Me"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Oct 14, 2022

It's the middle of October, Billie Joe Armstrong is fully awake, and the frontman and his Green Day bandmates are celebrating 25 years of fifth studio LP Nimrod with an expanded reissue.

Nimrod 25 – 25th Anniversary Edition arrives January 27 in 5-LP and 3-CD editions, packaging the original album — which includes reflective favourite "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" — alongside a disc of demos from recording sessions, and a November 1997 live performance captured at Philadelphia's Electric Factory.

Three of those demo inclusions — "You Irritate Me," "Tre Polka," and a cover of Elvis Costello's "Alison" — have never seen release until this set, and you can hear the first of the trio in the player below.

Not unlike previous anniversary celebrations for Insomniac, Green Day have reprinted Nimrod era-specific merch designs you can see alongside the vinyl and CD packages available for pre-order.

Released on this day in 1997, Nimrod was certified double platinum in Canada the year after its release, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart. 

Green Day's most recent album remains 2020's Father of All...


1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Hitchin' a Ride
3. The Grouch
4. Redundant
5. Scattered
6. All the Time
7. Worry Rock
8. Platypus (I Hate You)
9. Uptight
10. Last Ride In
11. Jinx
12. Haushinka
13. Walking Alone
14. Reject
15. Take Back
16. King for a Day
17. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
18. Prosthetic Head

Nimrod Demos:

1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Place Inside My Head
3. The Grouch
4. Walking Alone
5. Jinx
6. Alison
7. Espionage
8. You Irritate Me
9. Tre Polka
10. When It's Time
11. Desensitized
12. Chain Saw
13. Reject
14. Black Eyeliner

Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia - November 14, 1997:

1. Going to Pasalacqua
2. Welcome to Paradise
3. Geek Stink Breath
4. Nice Guys Finish Last
5. Hitchin' a Ride
6. The Grouch
7. Chump
8. Longview
9. 2000 Light Years Away
10. Brainstew
11. Jaded
12. Knowledge
13. Basket Case
14. She
15. Fuck Off and Die
16. Paper Lanterns
17. Scattered
18. Prosthetic Head
19. When I Come Around
20. Good Riddance

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