The old clip of the frontman has made its way online
The clip originally featured in the 2017 documentary Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk, of which Green Day served as executive producers.
Now available to watch on YouTube, the 30-second video shows Armstrong playing with his friends Raj Punjabi, Mike Pritchard, and Sean Hughes in 1987. The four-piece, who went by the name Desecrated Youth, were filmed performing in Punjabi’s back garden in Rodeo, California. You can watch the video below:
Turn It Around was narrated by Iggy Pop and featured appearances from musicians including Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Fugazi’s Ian Mackaye. It charted the growth of punk music within the San Francisco area in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
In February, three unreleased Green Day songs dating back to 1989 were shared online. ‘Stay’, ‘Maybe Forever’, and ‘Jennifer’ pre-date the trio’s debut album ’39/Smooth’ and were recorded live when they supported Killdozer at Berkeley Square on July 22, 1989.
The band are currently working on material for the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Revolution Radio’. Earlier this year, they celebrated the 25th anniversary of their seminal album ‘Dookie’, while fans have speculated that an anniversary tour could be in the works for later this year. Rumours began to circulate about a set of dates after the band revealed they had been rehearsing that record and ‘Insomniac’ in full.