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This video has been going around the punk scene lately and for good reason. It rocks. It is a drum medley of every Fat Wreck Chords full length release (excluding live albums, compilations and re-releases) in chronological order of the label’s first 20 years. Thanks for all the tunes, Fat!

Audio Mix: Michael Ferfoglia
Medley compiled by Kye Smith
External drums performed and recorded by Kye Smith
Cameras provided by eLuminate Training

1992

00:00 – Lagwagon – Duh

1993

00:05 – Propagandhi – How To Clean Everything
00:09 – No Use For A Name – The Daily Grind

1994

00:14 – Lagwagon – Trashed
00:20 – Strung Out – Another Day In Paradise

1995

00:22 – Face To Face – Don’t Turn Away
00:27 – Good Riddance – For God And Country
00:32 – No Use For A Name – Leche Con Carne
00:37 – Tilt – ‘Til It Kills
00:42 – Wizo – Uuaarrgh!
00:43 – Lagwagon – Hoss

1996

00:48 – Snuff – Demmamussabebonk
00:53 – Hi-Standard – Growing Up
00:59 – Strung Out – Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues
01:05 – Propagandhi – Less Talk, More Rock
01:14 – Good Riddance – A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion
01:19 – Goober Patrol – Vacation
01:21 – Snuff – Flibbidydibbidydob
01:26 – Swingin’ Utters – A Juvenile Product Of The Working Class
01:31 – Screeching Weasel – Bark Like A Dog

1997

01:34 – Screw 32 – Under The Influence Of Bad People
01:38 – Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Have A Ball
01:43 – Hi-Standard – Angry Fist
01:52 – No Use For A Name – Making Friends
01:56 – Lagwagon – Double Plaidinum
01:59 – Bracket – Novelty Forever

1998

02:02 – Good Riddance – Ballads From The Revolution
02:10 – Tilt – Collect ‘Em All
02:12 – Strung Out – Twisted By Design
02:18 – Snuff – Tweet Tweet My Lovely
02:21 – Swingin’ Utters – Five Lessons Learned
02:28 – Mad Caddies – Duck And Cover
02:34 – Screeching Weasel – Television City Dream
02:39 – Goober Patrol – Unbearable Lightness Of Being Drunk
02:42 – Lagwagon – Let’s Talk About Feelings

1999

02:54 – Sick Of It All – Potential For A Fall
02:55 – Good Riddance – Operation Phoenix
03:01 – Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Are A Drag
03:08 – Frenzal Rhomb – A Man’s Not a Camel
03:15 – Tilt – Viewers Like You
03:22 – No Use For A Name – More Betterness
03:26 – Consumed – Hit For Six
03:31 – Hi-Standard – Making The Road

2000

03:37 – Snuff – Numb Nuts
03:40 – Bracket – When All Else Fails
03:41 – Avail – One Wrench
03:45 – Swingin’ Utters – Swingin’ Utters
03:50 – Less Than Jake – Borders And Boundaries
03:55 – Sick Of It All – Yours Truly

2001

04:01 – Propagandhi – Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes
04:11 – Zero Down – With A Lifetime To Pay
04:17 – Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Blow In The Wind
04:22 – Frenzal Rhomb – Shut Your Mouth
04:31 – Mad Caddies – Rock The Plank
04:36 – Anti-Flag – Underground Network
04:44 – Rise Against – The Unraveling
04:52 – The Dickies – All This And Puppet Stew
04:57 – Good Riddance – Symptoms Of A Leveling Spirit

2002

05:02 – The Lawrence Arms – Apathy And Exhaustion
05:07 – Strung Out – An American Paradox
05:12 – Dillinger Four – Situationist Comedy
05:14 – No Use For A Name – Hard Rock Bottom
05:23 – Avail – Front Porch Stories

2003

05:30 – Swingin’ Utters – Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, And Bones
05:35 – Mad Caddies – Just One More
05:40 – Lagwagon – Blaze
05:52 – Rise Against – Revolutions Per Minute
06:01 – NOFX – The War On Errorism
06:09 – Good Riddance – Bound By Ties Of Blood And Affection
06:12 – Frenzal Rhomb – Sans Souci
06:21 – None More Black – File Under Black
06:25 – Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Take A Break
06:30 – Sick Of It All – Life On The Ropes
06:32 – The Lawrence Arms – The Greatest Story Ever Told
06:35 – Anti-Flag – The Terror State
06:40 – Against Me! – As The Eternal Cowboy

2004

06:46 – Descendents – Cool To Be You
06:50 – The Epoxies – Epoxies
06:56 – Joey Cape & Tony Sly – Acoustic
07:02 – Only Crime – To The Nines
07:06 – Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Ruin Jonny’s Bar Mitzvah
07:14 – Strung Out – Exile In Oblivion

2005

07:18 – Smoke Or Fire – Above The City
07:25 – Chixdiggit! – Pink Razors
07:31 – The Epoxies – Stop The Future
07:35 – No Use For A Name – Keep Them Confused
07:40 – The Soviettes – LP III
07:45 – The Real McKenzies – 10,000 Shots
07:55 – Against Me! – Searching For A Former Clarity
08:03 – Propagandhi – Potemkin City Limits
08:13 – Western Addiction – Cognicide
08:17 – Lagwagon – Resolve

2006

08:23 – Randy – Randy The Band
08:27 – The Loved Ones – Keep Your Heart
08:33 – The Lawrence Arms – Oh! Calcutta!
08:38 – The Sainte Catherines – Dancing For Decadence
08:42 – Love Equals Death – Nightmerica
08:45 – NOFX – Wolves In Wolves’ Clothing
08:50 – None More Black – This Is Satire
08:53 – Good Riddance – My Republic
08:58 – Dead To Me – Cuban Ballerina
09:02 – Strike Anywhere – Dead FM
09:07 – Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Love Their Country
09:12 – Bad Astronaut – Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment

2007

09:14 – Only Crime – Virulence
09:18 – Smoke Or Fire – This Sinking Ship
09:24 – Citizen Fish / Leftover Crack – Deadline
09:29 – Mad Caddies – Keep It Going
09:35 – Strung Out – Blackhawks Over Los Angeles
09:41 – The Flatliners – The Great Awake
09:47 – American Steel – Destroy Their Future

2008

09:55 – The Loved Ones – Build & Burn
10:05 – No Use For A Name – The Feel Good Record Of The Year
10:10 – The Real Mckenzies – Off The Leash
10:16 – Star Fucking Hipsters – Until We’re Dead
10:19 – Dillinger Four – C I V I L W A R

2009

10:25 – NOFX – Coaster
10:30 – Pour Habit – Suiticide
10:37 – American Steel – Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts
10:42 – Banner Pilot – Collapser
10:43 – Teenage Bottlerocket – The Came From The Shadows
10:48 – Strung Out – Agents Of The Underground
10:53 – Dead To Me – African Elephants

2010

10:58 – Tony Sly – 12 Song Program
11:07 – The Flatliners – Cavalcade
11:11 – None More Black – Icons
11:14 – Smoke Or Fire – The Speakeasy

2011

11:19 – Old Man Markley – Guts ‘N’ Teeth
11:31 – Screeching Weasel – First World Manifesto
11:38 – Pour Habit – Got Your Back
11:43 – Swingin’ Utters – Here, Under Protest
11:47 – Ellwood – Lost In Transition
11:55 – Cobra Skulls – Agitations
11:59 – Star Fucking Hipsters – From The Dumpster To The Grave
12:05 – Tony Sly – Sad Bear
12:13 – Frenzal Rhomb – Smoko At The Pet Food Factory
12:21 – Dead To Me – Moscow Penny Ante
12:26 – Banner Pilot – Heart Beats Pacific

2012

12:31 – Useless ID – Symptoms
12:42 – The Real McKenzies – Westwinds
12:45 – Joey Cape & Tony Sly – Acoustic Volume 2
13:01 – Teenage Bottlerocket – Freak Out!
13:12 – Morning Glory – Poets Were My Heroes
13:16 – NOFX – Self Entitled

Lookout Records LogoOh no! Say it isn’t so!! It seems that Lookout! Records is no more.

Definitely a seminal part of my musical upbringing, Lookout! guided the way through my introduction to the punk scene. Starting off with the early days of Operation Ivy, I was hooked with the focused fervor of teenage angst. I listened to a lot of Lookout!’s catalog including Green Day, Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, Rancid, American Steel, CommuniqueThe DonnasSamiam, Tilt, and more. Sadly though, Lookout! has had to totally close its doors and even cease its digital catalog due to financial issues. News of the closure was confirmed on Ted Leo and the Pharmacists‘ webite recently. Even more recently, owner/president Chris Appelgren released the following statement on the Lookout! website:

“Hard to say goodbye

I’m not sure exactly where exactly to start but I guess it’s best to get the hard part out of the way. To put it simply, what was mentioned recently on Ted Leo’s website (and reported in by a number of other outlets online) is true. Lookout Records will be closing its doors over the next few months. Most people that are reading this know that the label stopped releasing material towards the end of 2005. It was then that Lookout ended its long relationships with Green Day, Operation Ivy and a few other artists. That development meant significantly scaling down the business, which included letting the staff go and moving from the label’s Berkeley headquarters and warehouse into a small office. It was a challenging time for everyone involved – bands, staff, and business partners. For myself and the other two owners at the time, Cathy and Molly, we resolved to put our limited resources into rectifying some of the issues and problems that had been Lookout’s undoing, return to a modest operation, with the hopes of first, getting things back on track, and hopefully doing more in the future.

To many, that would have been the perfect time to wind things up with Lookout Records, but we decided not to. Sure, sales were down across the board and Lookout no longer had many of its long-standing top sellers in its catalog. There were artists that were committed to sticking with the label and shared our hope of fixing the problems and being able to find our way through a difficult period and create new successes. This was the inspiration we needed and over the next few years, with hard work we were able to simplify label operations to a large extent. With the help of folks like Ali, Andy, and later, Spenser pitching in, we focused on playing catch-up and on top of new developments.It wasn’t easy to keep catalog items in print and that became especially challenging when our primary compact disc manufacturer and our distribution partner Lumberjack-Mordam went out of business unexpectedly. Having our physical distributor and a manufacturer go belly up disrupted our sales, meant a significant loss of income, and caused inventory and accounting problems. The next year when our mail order partner, Little Type, went out of business, Lookout was also dealt another significant blow. We did our best to resolve the issued caused by these developments but both ultimately amounted to a lot more work and severely impacted income.By this time, it was primarily Cathy and myself overseeing Lookout’s business. This was done in whatever spare time we could find, as both of us had other jobs. Molly had minimized her involvement with the label, remaining a valued and trusted adviser. The label’s sole employee was Spenser, who came in to our small office space in Oakland to handle day to day stuff a couple times a week.Last summer, we began tentatively discussing what it might mean to let Lookout end. It was a strange and scary to talk about at first and hard for either of us to imagine what it would be like. Lookout Records had been part of my life for over 20 years and Cathy is a label veteran with over 15 years of experience at Lookout. We considered all options but kept coming back to realization that the best use of our energies would be to shut the doors once and for all – for the legacy of the label, for the bands, and for benefit of the relationships and friendships with artists, partners, and stakeholders. After some soul searching, hat’s what we decided to do.Right now, we are in the process of going through years and years of archives and figuring out what to do with things that have no obvious home.  Inventory, masters, artwork – that’s all going back to the artists. We’ve talked to some bands but not all of them. If you were in a band and haven’t heard from Cathy or myself, definitely get in touch. Our efforts to close out Lookout’s remaining business reflect the same intentions we’ve had for the past few years – to do the best we can by the bands. It’s our hope that this could be an opportunity for the artists themselves to revisit their Lookout releases, with interesting and cool results. It’s time to let Lookout Records really and truly become history.Thank you. Thanks for listening to the music, going to shows, coming in our store, forming bands, sending us demos, buying records from our mail order, signing to our label, wearing a t-shirt, playing our records on your radio show, putting us up on your living room floor, writing fan mail, interviewing us for your zine, putting on a show, for inspiring us, for being inspired by Lookout, for your hard work, for just being there, and for ALL of the memories (there are so many). Thank you. Here’s to you, and to whatever comes next…

Thanks, Chris

P.S. We’ll continue to update this site from time to time, with stories, information or anything cool that we come across that seems worth sharing. You’re welcome to come back and visit.”

Lookout! co-founder Larry Livermore also Tweeted on Friday,

“Requiem for a dream? Or just time to say goodbye to something that really ended a long time ago?”

Sad days, but we’ll keep checking back on their website for any more updates.

Love you guys, Lookout!!