fIREHOSE to release Columbia years retrospective
Contributed by aubin, Posted by Sony Music

fIREHOSE, the post-Minutemen project from Mike Watt and George Hurley, will be releasing lowFLOWs, an anthology of music from the band's years on Columbia Records from 1991 to 1993. The two-disc set will contain 45 tracks, including remastered editions of 1991's Flyin' the Flannel and 1993's Mr. Machinery Operator. Each album will occupy its own disc, plus additional rarities and bonus tracks; disc one also contains the band's Live Totem Pole EP. The anthology is set to be released April 3rd, 2012.

fIREHOSE reunited this year to play the annual Coachella Festival, as well as a series of west coat dates this month.

fIREHOSE - lowFLOWs track list:
Disc one:

  1. Down with the Bass
  2. Up Finnegan's Ladder
  3. Can't Believe
  4. Walking the Cow
  5. Flyin' the Flannel
  6. Epoxy, for Example
  7. O'er the Town of Pedro
  8. Too Long
  9. The First Cuss
  10. Anti-Misogyny Maneuver
  11. Toolin’
  12. Song for Dave Alvin
  13. Tien an Man Dream Again
  14. Lost Colors
  15. Towin' the Line
  16. Losers, Boozers and Heroes
  17. Max and Wells
  18. Down With The Bass (Instrumental, previously unreleased)
  19. The Red And The Black (Live)
  20. Sophisticated Bitch (Live)
  21. Revolution (Part Two) (Live)
  22. Slack Motherfucker (Live)
  23. What Gets Heard (Live)
  24. Mannequin (Live)
  25. Makin' The Freeway (Live)

Tracks 1-16 originally released as Flyin' the Flannel
Track 17 originally released on A Matter of Degrees: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Tracks 19-25 originally released as Live Totem Pole EP
Disc two:

  1. Formal Introduction
  2. Blaze
  3. Herded into Pools
  4. Witness
  5. Number Seven
  6. Powerful Hankerin'
  7. Rocket Sled/Fuel Tank
  8. Quicksand
  9. Disciples of the 3-Way
  10. More Famous Quotes
  11. Sincerely
  12. Hell-Hole
  13. 4. 29. 92
  14. The Cliffs Thrown Down
  15. Blaze (Instrumental)
  16. Witness (Mersh Again Edit)
  17. 4. 29. 92 (Live, previously unreleased)
  18. Powerful Hankerin’ (Live, previously unreleased)
  19. Tien an Man Dream Again (Live, previously unreleased)
  20. Formal Introduction (Live)

Tracks 1-14 originally released as Mr. Machinery Operator
Track 15 originally released on GeNrECidE: A Compilation
Track 16 originally released on "Witness" promotional single
Track 20 originally released on Big Bottom Pow Wow promotional EP