Mike Watt is one of the best bassists around, with a resume that includes the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, and the Stooges, among many others. Raymond Pettibon is an award winning visual artist and one of the most prominent cover artists around. Together they are Sock-Tight, a band from the past for the future. Two friends with different working and communication patterns, united in the belief that culture and art are meant to be a social act and in the hands of all people. Sock-Tight is a psychedelic-inspired no-wave-mania which brings together the lyrical mantra of Raymond Pettibon, the bass of Mike Watt, the saxophone vision of the early Stooges as well as a lot more dark alley thoughts and sounds from America. Second Wind is a limited edition 7” made exclusively for Record Store Day 2018. The recordings feature Dirk Vandenberg on drums, and a different sax player for each track; Alex Zhang Hungtai, Vince Meghrouni, and Ulises Bella. The gatefold jacket features artwork from Raymon Pettibon.
A1 m f c k
A2 The Road To Go Slow Side
B1 Unchurned Melodies
1969 (Parts I & II): A Tribute To Scott Asheton (Color is RANDOM between Black & Yellow/Blue)
The Bobblymen EP (Light Blue/Black 7")
Ball-Hog Or Tugboat? 2x Black Vinyl
- Ball-Hog or Tugboat? 180gram 2xLP
Ball-Hog or Tugboat? is the debut solo album from bass legend Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Stooges). Watt recruited an all-star group of musicians to participate in the recording. This 20th anniversary pressing is the first since the original release, and it sounds better than ever. The pressing is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. The album comes on two 180g LPs, pressed at Pallas in Germany.
Contemplating The Engine Room 2x Black Vinyl
Hyphenated Man Black Vinyl
Twenty-six years after The Minutemen's landmark Double Nickels on the Dime, Watt returns to the familiar punk and jazz influenced sound he and his band made famous. This time, it's more refined and more mature without lacking any of the energy or urgency of yesteryear. Hyphenated-Man features thirty songs in 47 minutes with Watt on bass, his deep baritone singing melodies and reciting spoken word while the Missingmen (Raul Morales and Tom Watson) wail on drums and guitar.