After a much-needed hiatus, Pierre Pressure is back with an extremely special episode. Pierre talks with the one and only Jedi Master of Punk Rock, Mike Watt.
Watt started his bass playing career in the legendary punk band the Minutemen in 1980 in San Pedro with his childhood friends D. Boon and George Hurley. That band is cited across the board as a lightning rod influence on the punk and indie scenes that endure to this day. After the tragic demise of the Minutemen in 1980, Watt has continued to blaze a trail playing bass with his countless solo projects and collaborations, including fIREHOSE, Dos, Iggy Pop, J Mascis and the Fog, Porno For Pyros, Banyan, Il Sogno Del Mariano, MSSV, the Secondmen, the Missingmen, and many others.
Pierre and Mike talked about the political roots of the Minutemen, the ethos of the punk movement that surrounded it and nurtured it, as well as delving into Watt's philosophies of bass playing, healthy living, collaboration, and evolving as a human being and a musician who continues to break new ground after forty years on the stage and in the studio.
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Theme song; Marchandise by Pierre de Gaillande, from the album franglais. (Translated from Merchandise by Fugazi.) Sidemouse by Dos. The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts, Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth by Minutemen. Relatin Dudes to Jazz by Firehose. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs, Shit from an Old Notebook, Vietnam, Swing to the Right, God Bows to Math by Minutemen. Against the 70s by Mike Watt. Glory of Man (live) by MW and the Missingmen. Grease the System by Banyan. Mountain Top by Il Sogno del Marinaeo. One Reporter's Opinion by Minutemen. Forever One Reporter's Opinion by Mike Watt. Hear Me by fIREHOSE. Intense Song For Madonna to Sing by Mike Watt. Red and the Black by Minutemen.
Everywhen We Go by Mike Bagetta, Mike Watt, Jim Keltner.