Mike Watt / Ring SpellTour '95 (2LP)

by Mike Watt
$52.99

Available for the first time commercially in any format, RING SPIEL TOUR '95 is a thrilling audio document of “the man in the van with a bass in his hand”’ trailblazing 1995 solo tour, recorded at the legendary Metro club in Chicago, featuring an all-star backing band.

In February 1995, Columbia Records released BALL-HOG OR TUGBOAT?, the first solo release by Mike Watt, the influential punk rock bassist/musician whose bands Minutemanand Firehousehelped define the sound and direction of rock. Also known as THE WRESTLING ALBUM, BALL-HOG OR TUGBOAT? features the punk pioneer’s collaborations with artistic peers and descendants, such as Henry Rollins, Flea, Thurston Moore, J Mascis, Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond, Frank Black, Dave Pirner, Evan Dando, NelsCline, Pat Smear, Dave Grohland Eddie Vedder, among many other friends, ‘getting into the ring’ with Watt.

TRACKLISTING

LP1
SIDE A
1.
Walking The Cow (Daniel Johnson cover)
2.
Big Train (Chip + Tony Kinmancover)
3.
Formal Introduction
4.
Against The '70s
SIDE B
1.
Drove Up From Pedro
2.
Habit (early performance of Eddie Veddercomposition)
3.
Makin’ The Freeway
4.
Chinese Firedrill
LP2
SIDE C
1.
Piss-Bottle Man
2.
Forever...One Reporter’s Opinion
3.
E-Ticket Ride
4.
Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing
5.
Coincidence Is Either Hit Or Misss
SIDE D
1.
The Red And The Black (Blue ÖysterCult cover)
2.
Secret Garden (Madonna cover)
3.
Powerful Hankerin’