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Video Clip of the Week: Mike Watt joined on stage

I guess you could say that Mike Watt changed everything for me.  Back when I was 15, my older brother took me up to St. Paul, Minnesota to see Primus, and opening for Les Claypool’s band was a fellow master of the bass, Mr. Mike Watt and his band.  At the time I didn’t know who Mike Watt was, nor did I know of The Minutemen; my journey into the world of punk rock was in its early stages. Regardless, I still distinctly remember the opening boom of Watt’s bass as he violently punched his low E string with a resounding pluck of his finger.

My brother and I would both go on to purchasing Mike Watt’s star-studded “Ball-Hog or Tug Boat” featuring guest stars such as J. Mascis, Frank Black, Mark Lanegan, Sonic Youth, and Henry Rollins.  To say this was an introduction to the world of indie would be an understatement.

Since then, Watt’s released several more solo albums without the assistance of star power, but last week during a live performance in Seattle, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and Pat Smear, fellow “Ball-Hog or Tug Boat” guests, came onto the stage and performed a 10 minute jam version “Big Train” (a classic from the “Ball-Hog or Tug Boat” album). Despite the camera man’s incessent declaration of shock, it’s pretty cool to see these big names paying their respects to a true legend.

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Video Clip of the Week: When Henry Met Iggy

A few nights ago, I was talking to SongsSuck and he told me I needed to check out the YouTube clips of Black Flag’s Henry Rollins discussing Iggy Pop. Following my friend’s advice, I spent the next half hour laughing my ass off at Rollin’s unique take on the true “King of Rock”.  It’s strange seeing a bad-ass talking about someone else with such reverence and humility.

When Henry met Iggy:

And these three clips are Henry’s rant on trying to out-perform the greatest:

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