Mike Watt Ball-Hog Or Tug Boat? on 180g 2LP from ORG Music
20th Anniversary Edition!
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 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. This double vinyl edition from ORG Music comes on two 180-gram LPs, pressed at Pallas in Germany.