Mike Watt / Ring SpellTour '95 (2LP)
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.
Walking The Cow (Daniel Johnson cover)
Big Train (Chip + Tony Kinmancover)
Against The '70s
Drove Up From Pedro
Habit (early performance of Eddie Veddercomposition)
Makin’ The Freeway
Forever...One Reporter’s Opinion
Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing
Coincidence Is Either Hit Or Misss
The Red And The Black (Blue ÖysterCult cover)
Secret Garden (Madonna cover)