Mike Watt: Ball – Hog or Tugboat?

On February 28, 1995, “Columbia” label released “Ball-Hog or Tugboat?”, the debut Mike Watt solo album. It was recorded May – September 1994, and was produced by Mike Watt.


  • Mike Watt – lead and backing vocals, spoken word, bass
  • Eddie Vedder- lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Nels Cline – slide, lead and  nylon guitar
  • Curt Kirkwood, Gary Lee Conner- lead guitar
  • J Mascis- guitar, drums
  • Joe Baiza, Zander Schloss, John Strohm, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Butler, Todd Rigione- guitar
  • Keith McCaw- acoustic guitar
  • Epic Soundtracks- tambourine
  • Cris Kirkwood- banjo
  • Dave Grohl – drums, guitar
  • Paul Roessler- piano
  • Bernie Worrell- B3 organ
  • Krist Novoselic- Farfisa organ
  • Flea- Lead Bass, Pocket trumpet
  • Michael Preussner, Bob Lee- drums
  • Stephen Perkins – drums, percussion
  • Steve Shelley, Wayne Griffin, Brock Avery, John Molo, Richie West – drums
  • Adam Horovitz- drums, guitar, backing vocals
  • Danny Frankel- percussion
  • Carla Bozulich- lead and backing vocals
  • Frank Black, Henry Rollins, Mark Lanegan, Michael Diamond, Pat Smear, Dave Pirner, Tiffany Anders- vocals
  • Evan Dando- vocals
  • Vince Meghrouni – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, tenor saxophone
  • Tony Atherton- alto saxophone
  • Ronda Rindone- bass clarinet
  • Petra Haden – violin, backing vocals
  • Spot- mandolin, viola
  • Tony Maxwell- cello
  • Anna Waronker, Rachel Haden, Coco Hayley Gordon Moore, Mario Caldato Jr.- backing vocals
  • Kathleen Hanna- spoken word

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Watt; except where noted.

  1. Big Train – Tony Kinman, Chip Kinman
  2. Against The 70’s
  3. Drove Up From Pedro
  4. Piss-Bottle Man
  5. Chinese Firedril – Mike Watt, Joe Carducci
  6. Intense Song For Madonna To Sing
  7. Tuff Gnarl – Sonic Youth
  8. Sexual Military Dynamics – Mike Watt, Henry Rollins
  9. Max And Wells
  10. E-Ticket Ride
  11. .. One Reporter’s Opinion
  12. Song For Igor
  13. Tell ‘Em Boy!
  14. Sidemouse Advice
  15. Heartbeat
  16. Maggot Brain – George Clinton, Eddie Hazel
  17. Coincidence Is Either Hit Or Miss

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