Simply the best bass player in the world and one of a guy. Used to play in the bands Minutemen and firehose and jamed in econo on stage with everybody from Sonic Youth to Flea. Right now Watt is active with Iggy & The Stooges and Mike Watt & The Missing Men or Il Sogno Del Marinaio and pretty much on tour for 300 days a year. Lives and works in San Pedro, Los Angeles, from where he also hosts a weekly radio show geniusly called „the Watt from Pedro show“. One of his solo works is called „Big Train“, as Mike Watt is a big train fan - just to let you know.
The best cover artist in the world and a damn good painter indeed. He draws his characters and settings in a very significant black style, giving them a laconic and nostalgic feeling, also by adding found and original created lyrics along, which are not causaly meant to be fitting. A lot of his work is influenced by popular american culture as seen on television, baseball fields, in Charles Mansons mind and in Raymond Chandlers novels. Loaded with catchness, but a lot deeper than a cheese cake. Mike Kelley once said that Raymond is too smart to be a Punk - in a less dissing way Pettibon corrects it to: „I want to make images that have the disparities of Surrealism.“ Socialised in punkrock in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, he now lives and works in New York City and L.A.. Pettibon is currently associated with the David Zwirner Gallery N.Y. and Regent Projects L.A. (USA) and CFA (Europe). He does not have a mobile phone, uses public phones instead and ignores Emails for most of their existence.
Raymond Pettibon + Mike Watt = SOCK-TIGHT.
Together they are Sock-Tight, a band from the past for the future. Two friends with different working and communication patterns, united in the belief that culture and art are meant to be a social act and in the hands of all people. Sock-Tight is a psychedelic-inspired no-wave-mania which brings together the lyrical mantra of Raymond Pettibon, the bass of Mike Watt, the saxophon vision of the early Stooges as well as a lot more dark alley thoughts and sounds from America. They didnt exist before Edition Fieber, but we are quite sure they will be HUGE in the future.
“Got Dapples, Yay“
“Who Tattled Told“
This edition contains two vinyl 7″Singles with music by Raymond Pettibon and Mike Watt and exclusive artwork by Raymomd Pettbon. Signed by the both artists. Limited Edition of 200 only!
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