To see my list of ten (more) great Lookout Records singles, please visit The Big Takeover!
We'll end the series commemorating the final end of Lookout Records (more HERE), with a compilation that was actually released by the fanzine, Maximumrocknroll. Of course, this 1987 double 7", was compiled by Lookout records co-founder David Hayes ("It was a Gilman benefit paid for by MRR but I disorganized it" he later claimed). Soon enough, eight of the thirteen Gilman St. mainstays herein would end up on Lookout Records and help to define the label's sound and aesthetic.
In fact the record explains much much of the nineties, like a vinyl Rosetta Stone. Here we have Operation Ivy single-handedly creating third-wave ska, Sweet Baby Jesus clearing the way for pop-punk in general and Green Day in particular, No Use For A Name setting up the Fat Wreck-Chords dynasty and The Yeastie Girlz sparking the Riot Grrl Revolution. Heady stuff.
A1 Corrupted Morals – Where Is He? 1:43
A2 Sweet Baby Jesus – She's From Salinas 2:01
A3 Isocracy – Confederate Flags 2:07
A4 No Use For A Name – Gang Way 2:00
B1 Crimpshrine – Another Day 2:40
B2 Operation Ivy – I Got No 1:15
B3 Stikky – Fun On The Freeway 1:49
B4 Nasal Sex – Freezer Burn 1:48
C1 Yeastie Girlz – Yeast Power 0:35
C2 Rabid Lassie – Contragate 1:42
C3 Sewer Trout – Wally & The Beaver Go To Nicaragua 2:11
C4 Isocracy – ZBHR 0:56
C5 Operation Ivy – Officer 1:55
D1 Sweet Baby Jesus – Pathetic 1:49
D2 Crimpshrine – Rearranged 1:58
D3 Stikky – Moshometer 1:23
D4 Buggerall – Two Taps 2:25
Let us know your favourites from this seminal compilation in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the Turn It Around link).