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"The Spirit": Mike Watt Of The Missingmen's Favourite Albums
John Calvert , March 6th, 2014 10:13

Currently in the middle of a European tour, the Minutemen, Dos and Firehose founder pares down his record collection to give John Calvert his thirteen all-time top LPs


Parliament - Mothership Connection
This was another record from the time I was graduating from high school. Bootsy Collins was a massive influence on my sound. I loved his bass – how he made bass sound more like fuck-noises and less like jazz-fusion badge-buffing (i.e. self-congratulatory/ego-boosting grandstanding), but I also loved his role in the band: how that even though his bass style was so signature he made it so that it never dominated the aesthetic and was always in service to the song. And it was also incredible the way he finessed envelope filter.