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Episode #55: Lookout Records Tribute, Interview with Larry Livermore

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Last week, the  important and influential punk

label Lookout Records annoucement that it

will be no longer by the end of this year.

 

To pay tribute to this label that shaped not only

the genre but the thousands of lives that listened

to the tunes of bands they released records for

such as Green Day, Operation Ivy, Screeching

Weasel, The Queers and many more, I decided

to dedicated this entire episode to the great music

that it has released over the years.  You hear from

some of the well known bands like the some listed

above, but also some of the lesser known acts on

Lookout that released gems such as Monsula, The

Smugglers and The Hi-Fives.

 

What makes this tribute episode special is that

Lookout co-founder Larry Livermore was kind

enough to take some time out to be on the show.

He talks about such topics as the rise and fall of

Lookout, what his transition away from the label

was like, how Green Day didn't live up to his

expectations, what he thinks of the punk rock

of today and much, much more. 

 

Check it out to hear this special interview and

the amazing tunes!

 

 

Playlist for Episode #55:

The Lookouts "It's All Over Now Baby Blue"

Sweet Baby "She's From Salinas"

Operation Ivy "Sound System"

Screeching Weasel "Guest List"

Squirtgun "What a Grin and a Kick"

Sludgeworth "Anytime"

Monsula "Down Inside"

The Mr. T Experience "Ba ba ba ba ba"

The Smugglers "Booze Can"

The Hi-Fives "It Begins With You"

The Lillingtons "I Saw the Apeman"

Tilt "One Day"

The Wynona Riders "Drownded"

Green Day "2000 Light Years Away"

 

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Episode #54: Horace Pinker Interview and Contest

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Happy New Year and welcome to the latest episode

of Rocket Fuel.  On this episode I play new tunes

from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Office of

Future Plans and many more, including a remastered

and reissued song from Lagwagon. 

 

I also talk with Bryan Jones from the awesome

Chicago by-way-of Arizona punk band Horace

Pinker about many things including theri new

album, Local State Inertia

 

I also share my thoughts with you on the debut

full-length album, Moose Stuff by the Canadian

punk band Booze Cruise. 

 

PLUS, I'm running a rad contest where you can

win amazing Horace Pinker prizes.  Here is what's

up for grabs:

 

The first winner will receive Horace Pinker's new album

Local State Inertia on CD, as well as some posters and

stickers from the band;

 

The second winner will receive the Local State Inertia CD,

a 7" of their 1995 split with the rad pop punk band Doc

Hopper and some posters and stickers;

 

And the Grand Prize winner will receive Local State Inertia

on vinyl (which comes with a CD of the album, too), the 7"

split with Doc Hopper, some posters and stickers and a

Rocket Fuel shirt. 

 

Check it out to find out how you can win and to hear the episode!

 

 

 

Playlist for Episode #54:

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

"Sunday Afternoons On Wisdom Ave."

Run For It "No Way Out"

The Steve Adamyk Band "Forever Won't Wait"

Lagwagon "Razor Burn"

Almost People "I Sell Dog T-Shirts!"

Horace Pinker "Local State Inertia"

Office of Future Plans "Harden Your Heart"

Zapiain "Cotton Wool"

Advocate "Collateral Damage"

Booze Cruise "1967"

Feral Babies "Thought Replacer"

Horace Pinker "No Frequency"

Peachfuzz "Everything Takes Forever" 

 **Rules for the Rocket Fuel/Horace Pinker contest.  Entries must be received by the Rocket Fuel podcast email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, January 16th.  You must be over 18 years old to win and the two winners will be chosen at random from valid entries.  No purchase is necessary to win.  One email per household, please.**

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Top 25 Albums of 2011

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Looking back on it, I think that 2011 was a great year

for underground music.  There were A LOT of

spectacular records that came out in punk, indie and

rock.  In fact, when I started working on this list of

my Top 25 albums of the year, the list I came up with

to narrow it down was well over 40.  And that number

doesn't include the records that I have probably missed

or overlooked during the last 12 months.

 

When I look at the list of those that did make the Top 25,

my love of 90s punk and alt-rock really shined threw.

What can I say?  90s punk is where my heart is.

 

So with any further adieu, here is my list of the Top 25

Albums of 2011.

 

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):

Banquets- Top Button, Bottom Shelf

Bayside-Killing Time

Bomb The Music Industry!-Vacation

Candy Hearts-Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy

Direct Hit!-Domesplitter

Former Cell Mates-Presented as a Work of Fiction

Glossary-Long Live All of Us

Great Cynics-Don't Need Much

The Haunted Continents-The Loudest Year Ever

John Moreland and The Dust Bowl Souls-

           Everything the Hard Way

Larry and His Flask-All That We Know

Night Birds-The Other Side of Darkness

Office of Future Plans-Office of Future Plans

Protectors-Can't Shake the Moves

Seahaven-Winter Forever

The Stereo State-Have All My Friends Gone Deaf?

Tin Armor-Life of Abundance

Yuck-Yuck

 

Top 25 Albums of 2011:

 

#25 Sharks Come Cruisin'-

A Past We Forget That We Need to Know


#24 Greenland Is Melting-Where Were We

 

#23 Rival Schools-Pedals

 

#22 Polar Bear Club-Clash Battle Guilt Pride

 

#21 Good Luck-Without Hesitation

 

#20 Foo Fighters-Wasting Light

 

#19 Red City Radio-The Dangers of Standing Still

 

#18 Balance and Composure-Seperation

 

#17 All Eyes West-All Eyes West

 

#16 Smoking Popes-This is Only a Test

 

#15 Noise By Numbers-Over Leavitt

 

#14 Heartsounds-Drifter

 

#13 Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room-

Hurricane Season

 

#12 The Mighty Mighty Bosstones-The Magic of Youth

 

#11 The Gateway District-Perfect's Gonna Fail

 

#10 Horace Pinker-Local State Inertia

 

#9 Laura Stevenon and the Cans-Sit/Resist

 

#8 Restorations-Restorations

 

#7 How Dare You-

The Colonel, The King and The Clown

 

#6 Only Thieves-Heartless Romantics

 

#5 Farewell Contintal-Hey Hey Pioneers!

 

#4 I Am The Avalanche-Avalanche United

 

#3 Face To Face-Laugh Now, Laugh Later

 

#2 Nothington-Borrowed Time

 

#1 Samiam-Trips

 

Well that's it.  Please feel free to email me

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all of the records I got wrong or right

with my list.  Happy New Year!

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Episode #53: Greenland Is Melting Interview and Contest

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Welcome to the latest installment of Rocket Fuel!  On this

episode I play new tunes from I Am The Avalanche,

Banner Pilot, Dead To Me and many more. 

 

I also talk with Karl Seltzer from the Gainesville, FL

band Greenland Is Melting about their performance

at Fest 10, their newest addition to the band and their

excellent new record, Where Were We

 

I also share my thoughts with you on the debut

full-length album, Have All My Friends Gone

Deaf? by the Massachusetts punk band The

Stereo State. 

 

PLUS, I'm running a rad contest where you can

win great Greenland Is Melting prizes.  Two lucky

winners will receive a CD of their new record, while

one grand prize winner will receive not only their new

CD, but will also win a copy of their latest split 7" with

Chuck Ragan's fiddle player Jon Gaunt as well as a

Greenland Is Melting t-shirt. 

 

Check it out to find out how you can win and to hear the episode!

 

 

 

Playlist for Episode #53:

I Am The Avalanche "Brooklyn Dodgers"

Seahaven "Black & White"

Dead To Me "Back Back Back"

Glossary "Trouble Won't Last Always"

John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls "Low" 

Greenland Is Melting "The Dead Are Watching"

Banner Pilot "Red Lines"

Noise By Numbers "Yeah, Whatever"

The Stereo State "Ahhgust"

Night Birds "Paranoid Times"

Greenland Is Melting "I Don't Need To"

Candy Hearts "Asbury Park"

Dan P. and the Bricks "Mess It Up"

The Future Now "Hangman"

 

 **Rules for the Rocket Fuel/Greenland Is Melting contest.  Entries must be received by the Rocket Fuel podcast email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 6th.  You must be over 18 years old to win and the two winners will be chosen at random from valid entries.  No purchase is necessary to win.  One email per household, please.**

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