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Mike Watt -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by arthurzen, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. arthurzen


    Feb 29, 2008
    New England
    Did anybody see the induction ceremony last night? I read Iggy and the Stooges were performing for Madonna and since Watt is playing with them.....

    Any video?

  2. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    I seen it.
    You could not hear Watt for S**t.
    Poor mix.
  3. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    mike watt rocks.
  4. Mike Watt should be in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
  5. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Why isn't he?
  6. Probably because he never really attained "mainstream" status or sold millions of records. I'm sure the oafs who decide who gets in have no idea how influential and important the Minutemen were/are.
  7. arthurzen


    Feb 29, 2008
    New England
    There is no way Watt will get in, although he should be. If not for his record sales/popularity, then for the countless other people he has influenced (that untalented goof Flea lists him as an influence and I'm sure HE'LL get in).

    I don't think he is eligible yet, anyway. The Minutemen are eligible, but of course, the rock and roll hall of fame is a joke.
  8. That's a curious comment, since they've inducted artists like Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith and the Velvet Underground, none of whom have acheived mainstream status or sold millions of records. I'd say they're mainly in it because of their influence. I'll admit that the process isn't perfect, but I also realize that they'll never make everyone happy.
  9. Hamrhed


    Dec 26, 2007
    Um, you're kidding right? Flea will get in because he has more talent in forgotten demo recordings than you probably will ever have- not to mention that he plays in a cool band that millions love. Dont rip on Flea to make a point- it makes you look ignorant :spit:
  10. The other bass hi-lite that night was Will Lee playing upright behind James Cotton. Too bad Cotton couldn't remember how a 12 bar blues goes:meh:.
  11. Qvist


    Jul 20, 2007
    Jesus Christ, Mike Watt might be good, but you are really ignorant if you think Flea's untalented!! Or maybe you're just joking? :meh:
  12. jim primate

    jim primate bass guitarist.

    flea might be talented but more often than not he's totally tasteless.
  13. Hughsie


    Nov 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
  14. I thought Watt only used Eden...

    odd, granted it doesnt matter what he plays through, still sounds like him
  15. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I've talked to and seen Watt many times. He's local for me so I get to check out Banyan with hims and Perkins on drums. Actually, Hellride too, which is him, perkins and the guitarist from Porno's playing Stooges songs. Punk rock jamming. Watt should be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the amount talent he possesses and how humbly he displays it. For craps sake, the dude still lugs his own gear in an out of every gig I've seen him play in.

    I thought they had to have been around playing in the same format for 25 years or something like that. The Minutemen are not playing anymore. Neither if Firehose. Red Hot's however are playing. They don't induct players, they induct acts, so Flea would get in with Red Hots.
  16. Sneckumhaw


    Apr 26, 2006
    Few bands would be inducted if that were the case. Velvet Underground, The Clash, The Beatles, Cream.. all short lived bands, all in the hall of fame.
  17. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    This is the criteria for induction, according to the Hall of Fame's web site:

    "Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artistsÂ’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."
  18. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Excellent. Thanks for clearing that up for us. :)

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