Ep143: Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, the Stooges)

Protonic Reversal Podcast

What happens when you get two rock ‘n roll talkers together? Good, good stuff. Sit tight for a momentous protonic with the legendary Mr. Mike Watt. The movement! Minutemen! Stooges! more…
Mike Watt

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-Technology! As tool of punk rock/DIY
-DROOOOOOONE
-Composing with BASS! (…and leaving room for the others that way)
-Contemplating the engine room
-Ballhog or Tugboat?: band as comp tape!
-Pedro
-Nautical imagery and Watt’s dad, ships and touring bands
-Gigs v. flyers
-Taking turns in punk rock.
-Bumper stickers/No Littering, etc.
-Perception is 9/10 of the law.
-Driving the van
-Il Sogno del Marinaio
-taking turns and different roles.
-Playing stuff that you didn’t write.
-Plowhard (not blowhard!)
-The story of Watt joining up with the Stooges. J. Mascis and the Fog, etc.
-“First you rip of a guy, then you play with him.”
-The songs end when they end.
-Little Doll/Pharoah Sanders
-Uniform music and punk rock.
-“Steve, BLOW!”
-Stooges crowd age.
-Delivering the songs of the Stooges.
-IGGY!… focus on Iggy.
-Letting the freak flag fly.
-Double Nickels on the Dime
-Keeping it succinct: Ummagumma
-Zen Arcade v. Double Nickels: friendly arms race/game of chicken
-wearing the (proverbial) Carmen Miranda hat.
-Treble v. Bass
-Recording budgets for Minutemen.
-Jam econo: way of life, not slogan
-The Watt from Pedro show.
-If you want a good crop, use a lot of manure.
-Why do you do what you do?

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FROM THE ARCHIVES Ep206: Shannon Selberg (the Cows, Heroine Sheiks) https://www.protonicreversal.com/2020/10/09/ep206-shannon-selberg-the-cows-heroine-sheiks/ via @ProtonicPod

Also, if you want more Jerry content, I recommend Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal @ProtonicPod's 2-part interview. A ton of other great musician interviews on that show as well!
Pt. 1 https://www.protonicreversal.com/2020/04/24/ep159-jerry-casale-devo/
Pt. 2 https://www.protonicreversal.com/2020/05/29/ep175-jerry-casale-devo-pt-2/

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