Thirty years ago, long before there was such a thing as Gilman Street, Green Day, or the East Bay pop punk explosion, three guys got together in an off-the-grid hippie wilderness known as Spy Rock, at the heart of Northern California's legendary Emerald Triangle. They hooked their amps up to their solar panels, made up a couple songs about living on the backside of nowhere, and The Lookouts were born. It would be the first time 12-year-old Tre Cool ever laid hands on a drumstick or a set of drums, but over the following five and a half years he honed the skills that he would put to use in his second band, Green Day, headlining amphitheaters and stadiums, winning Grammy Awards, and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his second band. Guitarist and singer Larry Livermore would go on to co-found Lookout Records, the indie label that introduced Green Day, and many other bands, to the world. Together with bassist (and future forest ranger) Kain Kong, and with guest appearances by Operation Ivy and Rancid's Tim Armstrong and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, The Lookouts produced two albums, two EPs, and several compilation tracks, the best of which are featured on this double LP. Also included is a track from The Lookouts' very first demo tape, recorded in 1985, which features Tre singing backups in his as yet unbroken three-and-a-half-octave soprano.
Story - the Lookouts
Agape - the Lookouts
Out My Door - the Lookouts
Dying - the Lookouts
I Saw Her Standing There - the Lookouts
Judgment Day - the Lookouts
Religion Ain't Cool
Big Green Monsters
Once Upon a Time (Features Billie Joe Armstrong)
Kick Me in the Head (Features Billie Joe Armstrong)
That Girl's from Outer Space
The Green Hills of England
Living Behind Bars (Features Tim Armstrong (Rancid/Operation Ivy) on Lead Guitar)
Sonny Boy (Features Tim Armstrong (Rancid/Operation Ivy) on Lead Guitar)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.