'No racism, no sexism, no homophobia.' Green Day brought an inclusive culture from a Berkeley punk club to the world. 11 years since first discovering it, I toured and photographed the San Francisco Bay Area's Green Day history. The locations are strikingly normal, yet loaded with meaning for any fan. I hope my photographs can serve as an archive and documentary.

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​My tour is currently missing (alphabetical order): Art of Ears Studio (Kerplunk), Christie Road, Hyde Street Studios (Insomniac), Passalacqua Funeral Home, Rod’s Hickory Pit (now a gas station), Ruby Room and Stuart/Telegraph (Stuart & the Ave.). I plan to complete it in 2019 or 2020.

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© 2019 Maria Gloria Harvey

 Fine art and self portrait photographer.

The "Longview House"

Green Day’s Longview music video was recorded in the basement here. Green Day were squatting there at the time, sharing their space with another band called the East Bay Weed Company. Much of Dookie was composed here. It served as their base while they dealt with record companies in the build-up to Dookie. In the apartment upstairs was Billie Joe’s ex-girlfriend Amanda, who inspired much of Dookie and later songs.