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Mike Watt and the Missing Men: live in Charlestonlive in Charleston (2011)
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
Contributed by: bensomewherebensomewhere
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Another Sunday night show in Charleston, this time at the Pour House right outside Folly Beach. A little suffering on Monday would be worth it to see someone who's basically a living legend of Southern California punk rock, in what would be a little more intimate setting than an arena stage at Bumbe.
Another Sunday night show in Charleston, this time at the Pour House right outside Folly Beach. A little suffering on Monday would be worth it to see someone who's basically a living legend of Southern California punk rock, in what would be a little more intimate setting than an arena stage at Bumbershoot in Seattle a few years ago when he played with the Stooges. I've loved the Minutemen ever since my buddy Josh gave me a cassette of 1983's Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat to listen to in my car once my CD player had gone tits up. I would rewind and listen to "Little Man with a Gun in His Hand" over and over while getting high in between shifts of stuffing newspapers while I was flunking out of college. The Minutemen weren't always about a constant barrage of sound as their peers tended to practice, but when they wanted to they could produce something 10 times more intense than anything Black Flag could ever muster. When I first started playing an instrument it was the bass, and Mike Watt was something of an idol for me. I've had copies of all his solo material, and gave a brief listen to the newer stuff with the Missing Men. With a sound leaning more towards his Minutemen days than anything else he's done, I was ready to hear it live.
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