(LP + MP3) In 1988, Lookout Records released a massive, double LP (and double CD) compilation known as "The Thing That Ate Floyd". Consisting of thirty-six tracks by just as many artists, the compilation was a snapshot of the Gilman scene at the time. Some of the bigger names attached to the project included Operation Ivy, No Use for a Name, Isocracy (featuring founding Green Day drummer, John Kiffmeyer), Crimpshrine, The Mr. T Experience, Neurosis, and The Lookouts (featuring current Green Day drummer, Tré Cool).
It was kind of a big deal. Flash-forward to the present: Lookout Records is no more, having officially closed in January 2012, but Lookout-founder Larry Livermore still knows that punk rock has a thing or two to offer. Teaming up with Billie Joe Armstrong's Adeline Records, Livermore has put together a new compilation featuring modern bands from all around North America. Entitled "The Thing That Are Larry Livermore" as a reference to the 80's compilation, each band included was handpicked by Livermore himself and each song contributed to the compilation is a brand new track. From pop punk heavyweights such as Dear Landlord, The Copyrights, and Mixtapes to lesser known acts like Weekend Dads, City Mouse, and Be My Doppelganger, "The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore" contains sixteen acts from the modern punk, pop punk, and indie circles. Larry "Lookout!" Livermore has stated that the way that he chose the acts for this project was based on the same criteria that he used when deciding what bands to sign to Lookout! Records, implying that "The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore" is essentially what the label's roster would look like today (he has more or less confirmed this in a recent interview). Standard black vinyl with download codes.