Saturday, July 24, 2010

VA - Lookout! Freakout Episode 3

Lookout and Panic Button's roster of punks, punk-poppers, and misfits in 2002 and 2003 is shown off here in all its energetic, rough-hewn glory. The first 14 tracks are from current and upcoming Lookout and Panic Button releases. Some of the highlights are Bratmobile's new wave-influenced "I'm in the Band," Pretty Girls Make Graves' angular "Speakers Push the Air," the Oranges Band's driving and melodic "My Street," the Pattern's snarling "Fragile Awareness," and a couple of reassuring tracks from old-school Lookout faves the Mr. T Experience ("My Stupid Life") and the Queers ("Psycho Over You"). It makes for a solid sampler of the label, but the appeal for collectors is in the six bonus tracks at the end of the disc. The real find is a storming live version of "Timorous Me" by the incredible Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, but the rare track from the Pattern, an unreleased gem by the Oranges Band, and the last song ever recorded by the disbanded American Steel truly make this a must-have, especially at the low price it sells for. ~Tim Sendra

1. Worst Dressed-up in Class - The Washdown
2. I'm in the Band - Bratmobile
3. Speakers Push the Air - Pretty Girls Make Graves
4. Fragile Awareness - The Pattern
5. My Street - The Oranges Band
6. Eighteen - Yesterday's Kids
7. Land of the Giant Birds, The - The Cost
8. 4 Am - The Enemies
9. Yield and Survive - One Time Angels
10. Psycho Over You - The Queers
11. True Heart of Love, The - Ben Weasel
12. My Stupid Life - The Mr. T Experience
13. Window Shopping - Moral Crux
14. We Must Do Something Now - Complete Disorder
15. Larry Where Are You - The Smugglers
16. Cross Your Heart - Communiqué
17. Speaking Out - The Pattern Ladies
18. All That Money (You'll Get Over It) - The Oranges Band
19. More Like a Dream - American Steel
20. Timorous Me - Ted Leo (live) out of stock!
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