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Mike Watt ‎Ball-Hog Or Tugboat? 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl 20th Anniversary Limited Edition ORG Music 2016 USA

Artist: Mike Watt
Title: Ball-Hog Or Tugboat?
Catalog Number: ORMG-2043
Label: Columbia
Reissued by: ORG Music
Barcode: 887254797319
Edition: 20th Anniversary Edition
Original release year: 1995
Reissue year: 2016
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 551gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: March 14, 2017
Note: Not eligible for any further discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: No


Unit Price: 48,20 €

Reference: OM332043GF

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Ball-Hog or Tugboat? is the debut solo album from bass legend Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, Stooges, etc). An all-star group of musicians participated in the recording, including Henry Rollins, members of Sonic Youth, Frank Black, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, Red Hot Chili Peppers's Flea, Nels Cline, Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, Eddie Vedder, J Mascis, and many others.



  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Limited Edition (1000 units)
  • Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany
  • Gatefold Cover



Originally issued on Columbia Records in 1995, Ball-Hog or Tugboat? aka The Wrestling Album is the debut solo album from bass legend Mike Watt famous for his influential work in the Minutemen, fIREHOSE and presently Iggy and the Stooges.

Watt recruited an all-star group of musicians to participate in the recording including Henry Rollins, members of Sonic Youth, Frank Black, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl (their first appearance on a record since Cobain's death), Red Hot Chili Peppers's Flea, Wilco's Nels Cline, Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, Curt and Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets, The Lemonheads' Evan Dando and Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros' Stephen Perkins, Mark Lanegan, among many others.

The album produced three radio singles including "Big Train" (one of two songs on the record with Watt on lead vocals) plus "Against The 70's" featuring Vedder and "Piss-Bottle Man" featuring Dando. Ball-Hog Or Tug Boat? is the second biggest selling album of Watt's career after the Minutemen's iconic Double Nickels On The Dime.

This 20th Anniversary Pressing is the first since the original 1995 release, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. The double vinyl album comes on two 180-gram LPs, pressed at Pallas in Germany.


"For his first solo album, Mike Watt assembled a different band for each track, creating a veritable who's who of post-punk and alternative rock - Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Thurston Moore, J Mascis, Frank Black, Evan Dando, Dave Pirner, Henry Rollins, Flea, Lee Ranaldo, Mike D, and Pat Smear all appear, among others. Predictably, the sound is somewhat schizophrenic, but no more so than the average Minutemen album. Ball-Hog or Tugboat? is more polished than anything the Minutemen released, yet looser than fIREHOSE, filled with jazz-inflected breaks and sheer sonic freakouts, but dominated by a surprisingly large number of pop songs. On the power pop rush of "Piss-Bottle Man," Dando sings with more emotion than on most Lemonheads records, and "Chinese Fire Drill" shows an effective folky side to Watt's music. And Watt's own vocals on "Big Train" are as big-hearted, sly, and funny as the album itself." - Thomas Erlewine, All Music



Track Listing:


01. Big Train
02. Against The 70's
03. Drove Up From Pedro
04. Piss-Bottle Man
05. Chinese Firedrill
06. Intense Song For Madonna To Sing
07. Tuff Gnarl
08. Sexual Military Dynamics
09. Max And Wells
10. E-Ticket Ride
11. Forever - One Reporter;s Opinion
12. Song For Igor
13. Tell 'Em, Boy!
14. Sidemouse Advice
15. Heartbeat
16. Maggot Brain
17. Coincidence Is Either Hit Or Miss


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