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Mike Watt (II)

Mike Watt was raised in San Pedro, California, where he created the legendary punk rock band, Minutemen, with D. Boon and George Hurley in 1980. The trio went on to release 11 albums in less than six years and toured maniacally, but then the tragic death of Boon in late December of 1985 caused their abrupt demise. Watt and Hurley continued to play... See full bio »

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Mirage Soundtrack
Dancing at the Blue Iguana
Tail Lights Fade
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A Matter of Degrees
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 2016 Gimme Danger (Documentary) (performer: "Blowin' It", "Down On The Street")
 2007 Punk's Not Dead (Documentary) (writer: "History Lesson Pt. 2")
 2005 We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (Documentary) (writer: "Joe McCarthy's Ghost", "Swing to the Right", "Contained", "Fake Contest", "Definitions", "Beacon Sighted Through Fog", "Search", "Paranoid Chant", "Sickles & Hammers", "Hollering", "I Felt Like a Gringo", "One Reporter's Opinion", "Issued", "Black Sheep", "The Anchor", "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs", "D.'s Car Jam/Anxious Mo-fo", "Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing", "Plight", "History Lesson - Part II", "Unnamed Jam")
 2004 Word Wars (Documentary) (writer: "Do You Want New Wave (or Do You Want the Truth)", "The Glory of Man")
 2000 Dancing at the Blue Iguana (writer: "Recognition")
 1999 Tail Lights Fade (writer: "History Lesson Part II")
 1996 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Buy Beer (1996) ... (performer: "Piss Bottle Man")
 1990 Mirage (writer: "Riddle of the Eighties", "Honey, Please" - as M. Watt)
 1990 A Matter of Degrees (writer: "Max and Wells", "The Anchor", "History Lesson - Part II")
 1986 X: The Unheard Music (Documentary) (writer: "More Joy")
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It's hard to describe the mission, what makes me put almost everything else secondary. When I tour, I conk at people's pads. I play every day. I'm not using it as a means to a lifestyle. I don't really know what the mission is exactly except to do this as intense as I can. It's like being a sailor or something. Sometimes, it does feel as if I've been given orders, a bizarre spin on the minstrel ... See more »


After Minutemen's demise, Watt (along with another Minutmen member George Hurley) resurfaced in the alternative rock band Firehose, which ceased gigging and recording in 1994. See more »

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