Friday, August 7, 2009

FIREHOSE - Down with the Bass

Consider this a musical dialogue with one of my esteemed blogging peers, Mr. David McDuff. In case you missed it, he recently posted an amazing archived 1985 interview (conducted on January 3rd, my birthday, in fact) with Minutemen prior to a gig at the original 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., during their Double Nickels on the Dime promotional tour. If you were ever into this band, 'zines, or simply curious about an important slice of musical history citing what was arguably the most important record label in the 1980's, you need to read DMcD's interview.

Below, though, is a clip from Mike Watt's slightly jazzier, and at times surprisingly jam band-esque group, firehose (not to be confused with hard rockers Firehouse), from their album "Flyin' the Flannel."


David McDuff said...

Cars, bass and cigars... that's some pretty hard driving stuff on the firehose spectrum, and classic Watt bass slappin'. Thanks for the plug for the old interview, Joe. Pulling it out of the archives brought back some great memories.

Joe Manekin said...

DMcD - You keep on providing the goods, and I'll continue to share with the online community. Again, a very good interview from the young David MCduff.