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 Post subject: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Thread
PostPosted: Fri January 17, 2014 2:54 pm 
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A safe place to discuss this guy´s bands, music, stories....

Minutemen or fiREHOSE?

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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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Just found this thread. I am a HUGE Watt fan. Most favorite are Minutemen and solo stuff (especially w/Nels Cline -- those dudes have great chemistry together).

Favorite album: What Makes a Man Start Fires?

Close second: Contemplating the Engine Room

Favorite song: Plight (Best line: "Do some hobbies / Then drink to forget")
Spoiler: show


Close second: Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
Spoiler: show


The man is a total one-off. His sound, his language (ever hear the guy speak?), his commitment to his ethos...

Have seen him live 6-7 times I'd say. I've told the story elsewhere on RM about when he slept over my house. My entry to Watt was via Ed on the Ball-hog or Tugboat? record, but the Minutemen eventually became deeply foundational to my entire life.

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His interview with Maron was pretty cool...and yeah, this guy is the best.

I love his work with nels and J Mascis specially.

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I'm not near as familiar with Watt as I should be. My experience with him has been the Minutemen discography, the one FH record I own, ball-hog, and his voice cameos on Daydream Nation and one of those Pearl Jam pirate radio sessions.

He seems like a hilarious guy but also dead serious. I'll always kick myself for missing his free in-store show at Cactus Music a few years ago.


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Watt's got a new signature bass:



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contemplating the engine room is getting a vinyl pressing for the black friday record store day.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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AndySlash wrote:
contemplating the engine room is getting a vinyl pressing for the black friday record store day.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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Yeah, his chemistry with Cline is great. I hope they do more stuff together.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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VinylGuy wrote:
Yeah, his chemistry with Cline is great. I hope they do more stuff together.

I agree completely. My impression is that Nels will go wherever the work is, and I know he loves working with Watt. But Watt's been pretty committed to Tom and Raul for quite a while now.


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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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I havent been paying attention to Mike´s solo career in a while.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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I wasn't a huge fan of Hyphenated Man. Was a blast to see live, but the record didn't really hold up. I've fallen out of touch with his other projects (Dos and whatnot). But Minutemen, and the first two Watt records, still get a lot of regular play in my life (I never really latched on to fIREHOSE).


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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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Oh yeah me too. I love the Minutemen and the first two. I also love what he did with The Fog.

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VinylGuy wrote:
Oh yeah me too. I love the Minutemen and the first two. I also love what he did with The Fog.

I forgot all about that collaboration! i liked this one a lot:



I wish his Albini-engineered record with The Stooges was better.


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Hey look, Watt actually DID just do a record with Nels!



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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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Whoa, there's a live version of Contemplating the Engine Room that came out last year, and I didn't even hear about it:

https://music.amazon.com/albums/B0778RTBX1

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... k2OnwHGyHf


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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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that live show was the download that came with the black friday record store day vinyl (instead of an actual album download). doesn't appear it has received any sort of physical release.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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I didnt know that...i still have to get that chicago show.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man In The Van w/a Bass In His Hand : A Mike Watt Th
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AndySlash wrote:
that live show was the download that came with the black friday record store day vinyl (instead of an actual album download). doesn't appear it has received any sort of physical release.

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