We started the Minutemen in 1980 inspired by the punk movement and especially the scene up in Hollywood along w/records we’d get at Zed’s in Long Beach. The band ended when we lost him at the end of 1985. I kept going on bass w/dos and fIREHOSE and then started to do sidemouse stuff like for Porno for Pyros, Banyan, J mascis + the Fog, Stooges, Tav Falco, mssv and Flipper while doing my own music w/the Black Gang, Pair of Pliers, Jom & Terry Show, Secondmen and Missingmen and constant collabs and projs via the internet and in real time/life w/all kinds of music cats (Crimony, Wylde Ratttz, Pelicanman, Spielgusher, Brother’s Sister’s Daughter, il Sogno del Marinaio, Big Walnuts Yonder, Jaded Azurites, Three-Layer Cake, Fitted, etc).
I have written/recorded/preformed three big pieces I call operas plus a buttload of other stuff. I take pictures of my pedro town and hobble by the waterfront at the crack of dawn.
On bass, Watt.
I’ve run the hoot page since 1996, it’s at http://mikewatt.com/ and has all kinds of info on me there.
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