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Mike Watt

Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is a singer-songwriter and bass guitarist, best-known for co-founding the punk rock bands Minutemen and fIREHOSE; as of 2003, he is also the bassist for the reunited Iggy Pop & The Stooges. He is also a member of the art rock/jazz/punk/improv group Banyan and the bass guitar duo Dos. Though Watt has not had much mainstream success or visibility, he is often cited as a key figure in the development of American alternative rock; The Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their hugely successful Blood Sugar Sex Magik to Watt. Throughout his career he has been known for his inventive, melodic playing; his basslines are often quite distinctive.

Mike Watt Videos (15)

"Pissbottle Man"
"Tell ’em Boy!"
"Pissbottle Man"
"Liberty Calls!"
"Liberty Calls!"
"No One Says Old Man (to The Old Man)"
"Liberty Calls!"
"Chinese Firedrill (live)"
"Chinese Firedrill"
"Walking The Cow"
"Red Bluff"
"Tuff Gnarl"

Mike Watt Photos (1)

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