Adeline Records today announced that it would release The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore, a new music compilation featuring songs written exclusively for the compilation by some of the best and brightest bands in punk rock, on May 29, 2012.
"When Billie Joe asked me to put together this compilation, my first reaction was to say, 'Absolutely not.' I was too busy with other projects, and besides, I'd been saying for years that I was done with the music business, that people should take me out and shoot me if I ever showed any sign of wanting to get back into it," said Livermore. "But then I realized that this was an opportunity to do for a whole new crop of bands what we'd been able to accomplish at Lookout back in the 80s and 90s, which was to bring exciting and passionate music to the attention of a public that might otherwise never get to hear it. Once I thought about it in that light, it was impossible to say no."
The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore is compiled and produced by Larry Livermore, co-founder and longtime head of Lookout Records, the influential East Bay label that introduced the world to bands like Green Day, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Screeching Weasel and many more. In addition to his work in the music industry, Livermore is also renowned as a writer and critic, having been a longtime contributor to magazines likeMaximum Rocknroll, Punk Planet, Hit List and numerous others. He also authored the book Spy Rock Memories, detailing the origins of Lookout Records in the backwoods of Northern California.
The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore features songs from 16 of punk rock's most exciting future heroes. From the East Coast there's Night Birds, a dynamic four-piece who breathe a whole new life into the early 80s SoCal sound typified by Agent Orange and the Adolescents; from across the country Emily's Army, steeped in influences as diverse as The Clash, The Beatles, Elvis Costello and Operation Ivy, literally represent the next generation of East Bay punk rock. And from in between the coasts it boasts anthemic, singalong punk rock from the likes of The Copyrights and Dear Landlord, the new take on 90s punk from Cincinnati's Mixtapes, the fresh and fierce female vocals of Iowa City's Lipstick Homicide, and 11 more similarly awesome bands representing localities and scenes around the country.
Livermore adds, "I chose the bands using the same standards I used when I was at Lookout: I looked for those bands with a certain heart and soul that sets them apart from the literally thousands of run of the mill bands out there, the heart and soul that makes them capable of giving voice not just to their own ideals and visions, but to those of a generation."
Complete track listing below:
THE THING THAT ATE LARRY LIVERMORE TRACK LISTING
1. Dear Landlord - Walking Distance
2. Mixtapes - Right Where To Find Me
3. Lipstick Homicide - We'll Be OK
4. The Dopamines - Business Papers
5. House Boat - Love Song For The Reclusive
6. Vacation - No Mercy
7. The Max Levine Ensemble - Anthem For A New Morning After
8. Emily's Army - Good Looks
9. Weekend Dads - Forget It
10. City Mouse - One Good Night
11. Mean Jeans - Bad Dream
12. Be My Doppelganger - Disappointers
13. The Hextalls - Me And My Dad
14. Night Birds - Mr. Monday
15. The Copyrights - Prove Me Wrong
16. The Visitors - San Andreas
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
LOOKOUT RECORDS' LARRY LIVERMORE PRODUCES COMPILATION FEATURING NEW MUSIC FROM EMILY'S ARMY, MIXTAPES, DEAR LANDLORD, THE COPYRIGHTS AND OTHER FUTURE HEROES OF PUNK ROCK
Posted: 3/20/2012 09:55:00 AM