Today, a show from May 6, 1995, starring a bunch of guys who mostly went on to be in supergroups but, when this recording was made, were just starting to get big. Billed as a Mike Watt show, it also featured Dave Grohl on drums, guitar, and backing vocals; Eddie Vedder on guitar and backing vocals (and lead vocal on “Habit”); Pat Smear on guitar, backing vocals (and lead vocal on ‘Secret Garden’); and William Goldsmith, of Sunny Day Real Estate, (occasionally) The Foo Fighters, and Mike Watt’s band, on drums. Notably, this was the show where Eddie unveiled “Habit.” He hadn’t even played with PJ yet!
This is a high quality show. As usual, a few tastes and then a zip.
Walking the Cow (Daniel Johnston)
Formal Introduction (fIREHOSE)
Against the 70’s
Drove up from Pedro
Habit (Pearl Jam; Eddie Vedder on vocals)
Makin’ the Freeway (fIREHOSE)
Forever – One Reporter’s Opinion
Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing (Minutemen)
Coincidence is Either Hit or Miss
The Red and the Black (Blue Oyster Cult)
Secret Garden (Madonna) (From Madge’s worst album, “Erotica”)
Powerful Hankerin’ (fIREHOSE)