Mike Watt Live Album ‘Ring Spiel Tour ’95’ Coming This Fall
Mike Watt's 1995 solo tour is being commemorated with an official live LP, Ring Spiel Tour '95, scheduled for release later this year.
Presented as a two-LP/CD/digital package, Ring Spiel will arrive in stores Nov. 11, and captures Watt's show at the Metro in Chicago on May 6, 1995. Promising "a thrilling audio document" of the Minutemen and fIREHOSE vet's first tour as a solo artist, the album finds him working alongside a shifting collective featuring Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl and Pat Smear, and Sunny Day Real Estate/Foo Fighters veteran William Goldsmith.
The tour came in support of Watt's debut solo LP, 1995's Ball-Hog or Tugboat?, which marked a pivotal moment in his life and career. Without a band and dealing with a divorce, Watt enlisted a long list of talented friends for the sessions, including Grohl and Vedder as well as Evan Dando, Henry Rollins, and members of the Meat Puppets and Pixies, among many others.
Mike Watt, Ring Spiel Tour '95
"Walking the Cow" (Daniel Johnston cover)
"Big Train" (Chip + Tony Kinman cover)
"Against the '70s"
"Drove Up from Pedro"
"Habit" (early performance of Eddie Vedder composition)
"Makin' the Freeway"
"Forever...One Reporter's Opinion"
"Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing"
"Coincidence Is Either Hit or Miss"
"The Red and the Black" (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
"Secret Garden" (Madonna cover)
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