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Monday, February 2, 2015

The Lookouts - Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) CD/2xLP/Digital!



We're really excited to announce that we are releasing a CD/2xLP/Digital collection from The Lookouts! We worked with Larry Livermore on his book Spy Rock Memories last year, so it only made sense to work with him to release some of his music from that period! This was also Tre Cool's first band and this collection includes guest guitar and vocal appearances from Billie Joe Armstrong and Tim Armstrong!

We are pressing 500 copies on green vinyl for mail-order while supplies last. You can also pre-order the CD version with a copy of Spy Rock Memories for a special price. This is the first time this music has been on CD and Digital, and all the music has been remastered by Carl Saff.

Listen to the song Story from it here:

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 would hone the skills that would see him headlining amphitheatres and stadiums, winning Grammy Awards, and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his second band, Green Day. 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’s Tim Armstrong and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, The Lookouts produced a legacy of two albums, two EPs, and several compilation tracks, the best of which are featured here. 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.