Mike Watt To Release Live Album Featuring Eddie Vedder and Foo Fighters
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:59:25
Mike Watt, bassist for punk rock icons Minutemen, is set to release a live album around his 1995 Ring Spiel tour. Consequence of Sound reports, "Mike Watt has enjoyed a lengthy solo career that started with the "Ring Spiel" tour back in 1995. That tour wasn't just a momentous occasion in Watt's own life; it also brought together one of the most eclectic lineups in rock history. Opening for Watt were a bunch of relative nobodies known as the Foo Fighters and a certain Eddie Vedder side-project called Hovercraft."
… "Columbia and Legacy Recordings have announced a new live album, Ring Spiel Tour '95, recorded when that fateful tour stopped by Chicago's Metro for a night. Watt's backing band that night consisted of Vedder, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and William Goldsmith."
The album is set to be released on November 11th as a 2 LP/2 CD set, and is currently available for pre-order via Amazon.
ARTISTdirect caught up with Mike Watt on Record Store Day to discuss his independent memories and the punk movement.
Ring Spiel Tour '95 Tracklist:
1. Walking the Cow
2. Big Train
3. Formal Introduction
4. Against the '70s
5. Drove Up from Pedro
7. Makin' the Freeway
8. Chinese Firedrill
9. Piss-Bottle Man
10. Forever… One Reporter's Opinion
11. E-Ticket Ride
12. Political Song for Michael Jackson
13. Coincidence is Either Hit or Miss
14. The Red and the Black
15. Secret Garden
16. Powerful Hankerin'
—The ARTISTdirect Staff