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Album Review: 'Contemplating the Engine Room'

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Contemplating the Engine Room

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Mike Watt
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B+

Singing with an infectious growl and laying down bass lines that he calls ”thud stuff,” the former bass man of Minutemen and fIREHOSE has created a post-punk, post-Beat concept album, full of odd references to the sailor life and his home turf of San Pedro. A half-cocked autobiographical opus, contemplative and raucous in the right degrees. B+

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