June 6, 2009
I have created a Vimeo account that will serve as a video repository for the items I post here on CORNDOGS.ORG.
Now you can watch them streaming online! Though the quality will be better if you download it. Vimeo gives you that option.
Scroll to the bottom of the Vimeo page and look on the bottom right-hand side for a link to download.

Corndogs.ORG on Vimeo!

for example, here's the MINUTEMEN at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, January 9, 1981.

MINUTEMEN - January 9, 1981 - Mabuhay Gardens - San Francisco, CA, USA from Corndogs.ORG on Vimeo.


January 12, 2009
"talking not even rhyming"Ahhhhh! Here is a recently unearthed interview with D. Boon conducted by KXLU DJ Splat Winger.
It's roughly 28 minutes. A little rough sonically, but definitely worth the listen.
I have no idea when this was recorded. Maybe 1985? If you know more, clue me in.

Available in beautiful FLAC or plucky MP3.





June 26, 2007
"Joe McCarthy's Ghost!"What? This place has a pulse?
Well, don't get too excited, but in my quick downtime I snagged this little gem off of dimeadozen.
It's the MINUTEMEN opening for Black Flag in San Francisco.
The show took place on January 9, 1981 at the Mabuhay Gardens.
Only five minutes long. A little rough from VHS wear, but you'll dig it.


MPEG2 - DVD ready (165 megabytes)
please right-click and save!
songs: Joe McCarthy's Ghost * Suburban Dialectic * Contained * Validation * The Punch Line * Spraycan Wars

May 4, 2006
'We Jam Econo' coverOn June 27th, the most awesome 'We Jam Econo' MINUTEMEN documentary will be released on DVD!

But you can pre-order from the directors' website and receive your copy early!

Order HERE.

Here is what's on the DVD's.

DISC 1:

- Feature “We Jam Econo - The Story of the Minutemen” (90min)
- Original music videos for: “This Ain't No Picnic” “Ack Ack Ack Ack” and “King of the Hill”
- 19 Deleted Scenes and Interviews
- Uncut Bard College Interview (56min)
- English Subtitles for the hearing impaired

DISC 2:

62 live songs from three full performances:
- The Starwood Los Angeles, CA - November 18th, 1980
(Includes multi-angle feature)
- 9:30 Club Washington, D.C. - 1984
- Acoustic Blowout (Cable Access Show) - Hollywood, CA - 1985
- 16-page booklet with full color photos, flyers, filmmaker notes and liner notes by David Rees, creator of Get Your War On.

Format: NTSC
Encoding: All Regions (0)

August 2, 2005
the reactionaries!Whoa! Watt has sent in the Reactionaries!!
Who are they?
They were Mike Watt, D.Boon, George Hurley and Martin Tamburovich.
The precursor to the MINUTEMEN!
Check out the 9 songs they recorded in George's shed in 1979! MP3 (192 kb/s)

July 4, 2005
Yeah... so not much goes on here much these days. I've been touring like a hound (which is good!!), but it doesn't allow much time to mess with this site.

Watt did just send in this MP3 (128 kb/s) to me though. It's a version of Sleater-Kinney's All Hands On The Bad One recorded at some point in 2000... somewhere. Watt doesn't know. Maybe you do?

we do know this much... Watt was with a pair of pliers:
watt - bass + spiel
tom watson - guitar + singing
vince meghrouni - drums + singing

that is all! -=> s.d.b.

January 26, 2005
Good news! I recently talked to my server dude, decker, and he said we'll have at least 30 more gigs soon! Hopefully, I can get through this backlog of stuff before I head out on the road next month.

I just made a page for an acoustic gig by the MINUTEMEN. It took place at KPFK FM in Los Angeles on September 3, 1983. Unfortunately, I only have a MP3 sourced version. Also, the recording seems a bit slow. If anybody can provide the real deal, it would rule. But I thought it was cool enough to put up these MP3's in the meantime. This one has been bootlegged widely so I KNOW one of youse guys/gals has this! P.S. A FLAC version has arrived! Thanx to bunkhousemm! (November 24, 2005)

Lastly, stumbled across a tribute page to D.Boon by one of his best friends, Tom Trocolli.
l8rdaze!


December 27, 2004
"man... look at d.boon's head..."I just stumbled across some awesome pictures of the MINUTEMEN. Dude Murray Bowles took the photos at a gig on June 30, 1984 at a place called Ruthie's Inn in Berkeley, California.

December 10, 2004

Well almost a year has past and nothing new going on here. Those 480 gigs never got put online. And the server is full. Hence, no new stuff!! Plus I've been touring with my bands a lot. So Corndogs has been left to rest on the backburner. Many thanx and apologies to those who have donated stuff, but have failed to see their efforts shared with the Corndogs faithful. I have a plan to convert everything to FLAC and that'll free up some space. I still have a grand goal of placing a DVD ready version of Corndogs! online. It could happen. Providing time etc... ;-)

I can offer this little nugget though. It's the georgeless e.p.!
cya round the bend.......

December 19, 2003
If you have broadband, you have to check out a message board called, Sharingthegroove.org Easytree.org! It keeps blowing my mind. Using a program called BitTorrent (I use ABC as my client), you can share and grab an unfathomable array of bootlegs that are posted on the board. It's quite addicting. Dig it.

December 13, 2003
hurley and watt - november 8, 2003I just snagged a copy of the MINUTEMEN Duet performed by Mike Watt and George Hurley at the All Tomorrow's Parties 2003 festival in Long Beach, CA. The show took place on November 8, 2003. The audio is a bit distant and boomy, but it's definitely worth checking out. Available in MP3 and FLAC(!) formats.

 

November 21, 2003
watt and lil' kimI just got an email from Martin Lyon. Martin took a bunch of photos of the MINUTEMEN back in 1980. That's about as early as it gets! He also took some photos of fIREHOSE and Sonic Youth on one their early tours together in 1987. Martin is offering prints of these photos on his website. There's some good ones. You should do yourself a favor and check them out at martinlyon.com.

October 18, 2003
No new files though I did just find this handy page for those of you who burn CD's with Nero. There's a plugin on here that will let you burn SHN files without having to convert them. Make sure you place the plugin in your "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\AudioPlugins\" folder.

September 26, 2003
We're still waiting for some more drive space to be hooked up to the server (400 gigs coming soon!).

In the meantime, here's two short clips. The first is the Meat Puppets talking about the MINUTEMEN in an excerpt from an interview of unknown origins. The second clip is from a cassette tape played on the radio in tribute to the MINUTEMEN and D.Boon from just after his passing. The tape originated from Crane supposedly. The tape contains goofin' around in D.Boon's house with his roommates and friends.

meat puppets econowatt spiel MP3 SHN
d.boon & friends verite MP3 SHN

and hell... here's a Crimony show from May 13, 1994 that Richard Derrick was kind enough to send my way. Be sure to check out the D.Boon & Friends CD he just put out. The clip above is probably from the same 'sessions.'

July 30, 2003
I just snagged some MP3 copies of some Watt rarities. Check out:

the big bang theory (outtake from Ball Hog or Tugboat)
amnesty report (outtake from Ball Hog or Tugboat, Pop Group cover)
dominance and submission (written by Bouchard)
dirty blue gene (from the Captain Beefheart tribute compilation, neon meate dream of a octafish)
walkin' the cow (live) (Frankies, Toledo OH - May 20, 1998)

July 8, 2003
"how old are you?" "twelve."Lookee here... the MINUTEMEN played a gig on November 15, 1985 at Safari Sam's in Huntington Beach, CA. Thanx to Paul for the source. And Gil for the original. Gil also provided some photos of the MINUTEMEN playing at the club. As well as some CD artwork. Here's the front cover and the back cover. Enjoy!


June 2, 2003

Watt has just uploaded some more tunes for us to enjoy! Here they are with notes by Watt.

like a ghost on fire (.MP3 192 kb/s)
(mike watt - music/thalia ferreira - words)

thurston moore - guitar, thalia ferreira - singing and lyrics, mike watt - bass and drum machine. recorded jan 1 and mar 14, 2003 at studio thunderpants, san pedro, ca. produced and engineered by mike watt. this tune was recorded in response to a challenge from some cat who said he'd give out a title and see what I would write to it. supposed to be on a comp with other tunes done the same way.

baptism bass bit (.MP3 192 kb/s)

just watt on bass going direct into my barbie purse (clamshell firewire iboon) on august 31, 2002 for my friend's cousin's baby's baptism.

bass bit for bryce (.MP3 192 kb/s)
again, just watt on bass going direct into my barbie purse (clamshell firewire iboon) on august 15, 2002 for my friend bryce.

fourth day of july (.MP3 192 kb/s) (see also April 15, 2003 - this is a better quality version)
(tom rapp)

thurston moore - guitar and singing, mike watt - bass, midi drums, spiel. recorded jan 1, 2003 at studio thunderpants, san pedro, ca. produced and engineered by mike watt. recorded for a tom rapp tribute comp due out in a little while.

May 19, 2003
it's a video blowout!OK... time to get stoked! I've just placed some great video stuff up! While the source quality varies, I've tried to clean up and present these videos in the highest quality possible. I think you'll be very pleased! See what's available in the video section.

Also, Richard Derrick has kindly provided us with a fIREHOSE show he recorded way back on August 22, 1987. The show took place at a private house party in San Pedro, CA. A bit light on the Watt spectrum, but 1st generation quality. You can hear the band working out tunes for the yet to be recorded 'If'n'.

May 4, 2003
Thanx to contributions from Jon Layton and Igor Grunschev we have available a short set from Dos. That's Mike Watt and Kira Roessler. Two basses. The show took place at September 23, 1997 at the Sacred Grounds Coffee House in San Pedro, CA

April 15, 2003
I just stumbled across a site called Protest-Records.com. The site has a wide number of contemporary underground artists contributing songs of protest. Thurston Moore and Mike Watt contribute a cover of Tom Rapp's Fourth Day of July. (.MP3 192 kb/s). The song was recorded at Watt's pad in Pedro on January 1, 2003.

March 17, 2003
banyan - october 12, 2002 in sf,ca - click to enlarge - photo by peter g. whitfieldHappy St. Patrick's Day! Here's a very very cool show by Banyan. The show took place at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, CA on October 12, 2002. Banyan performed two sets and both are provided in their entirety. You should really check this one out.

 

January 13, 2003
lucky sperms 7" cover art by raymond pettibonMy good friend, Casper Fandango, has provided Corndogs with a copy of the Lucky Sperms 7". The record was released by Ecstatic Peace! mostly likely in 1987. It features Watt and Steve Shelley doing a version of Walking The Cow (MP3 SHN) on the A side. The flip side is a version of Tomorrow Never Knows/Glass Onion (MP3 SHN) that features Watt plus his cohorts in Ciccone Youth.

December 6, 2002
Okeh... here's a show by Mike Watt and the Pair of Pliers. The show took place October 8, 2000 at the Higher Ground in Winooski, Vermont. Watt on bass with Tom Watson on guitar and Vince Meghrouni on drums. Again in both MP3 and SHN formats. And again the source was kindly provided by Trevor Coffman.

December 4, 2002
Hey Hey... Trevor Coffman has sent me a couple of cool things. The first I present for your pleasure is a live performance and interview by Watt and the Black Gang Crew on a program called, Morning Becomes Eclectic. The show aired on December 9, 1997 on KCRW in Santa Monica, CA . The quality is fantastic. The band performs selections from Watt's opera, Contemplating The Engine Room. Available in both MP3 and SHN format. Check it out HERE.

November 5, 2002
So not much happening right now with the site. I've been gigging a lot recently with my bands. I'll be back and free of obligations in December. Thanx to everybody who's sent something for the cause. Here's a Watt spiel on skateboarding courtesy of Robert Locker to tide ya over for a little bit.

September 4, 2002
watt lets 'loose'Using a program called ASFRecorder, I was able to capture most the Asheton Asheton Mascis Watt gig streaming from the Pukkel Pop Festival in Belgium. It's a Stooges tribute show. The gig took place August 24, 2002. 48 minutes long. I'm going to try to convert the video to some other formats and trim the songs out at some point. For now it's just one big hunk. It's an ASF file (that's Window Media format). Total file size is roughly 55 megs. The video starts in middle of Loose (sorry.. it took me awhile to figure out the stream location) and runs until the end of the show. It's not stellar quality, but it's pretty wild to see all the camera angles and stuff. The video is 15 fps and encoded for 158 kb/s. I had no control over this unfortunately.Check it out HERE. You might need to do the ole "right click - save target as' maneuver on the link. You can also look at some pictures from the gig HERE.

Here's the setlist:

Fun House (not recorded)
Real Cool (not recorded)
Loose (video starts halfway)
Not Right
Down on the street

No Fun
I Wanna Be Your Dog
1969
Little Doll
1970
TV Eye

die kreuzen dudesOn another cool note, I just acquired a copy of a song called Stomp. This one comes directly from Watt's 'puter. It's him and some friends doing a cover of a Die Kreuzen tune. It's destined to be on a Die Kreuzen tribute record at some point. Crane plays trumpet on it. Here's the liner notes Watt sent me. The notes were written by drummer and knob twirler, Joe Barile Jr:

this version of die kreuzen's "stomp" was recorded in
september and november 2001 at our little 10' x 20'
practice pad in pedro. produced (read "recorded") by
joe barile on a single alesis adat and an old mackie
mixer. final eq was done by watt on the 'puter at his
apartment a few blocks away. the players were (in
alphabetical order):

mike watt - bass and vox
crane - trumpet
joe barile jr. - drums and knobs
adam gaxiola - guitars
donald "soul station #1" lewis, jr. - tenor sax
mike "cha" machalicky - baritone sax

August 25, 2002
I just added a really cool MINUTEMEN interview aired by Non-plussed radio magazine circa 1981 (or possibly 1982).

August 1, 2002
You should check out the odds and ends section. I've added a lot of rare stuff recently. Some more to come.

July 24, 2002
I found this cool little interview with Watt on a great site called EMPlive. You'll need Windows Media Player to view it. The interview is available in HIFI or lofi, This interview was a part of their exhibit entitled, Punk Chronology.

July 17, 2002
big bottom pow wow dude!Watt has given me permission to add things that are out of print and hard to find. To start things off, I've added the fIREHOSE promotional CD, Big Bottom Pow Wow. Watt hosts a discussion of 'da bass' with Flea, Cris Kirkwood and Les Claypool (via phone). Check it out.

 

July 6, 2002
Well... I've finally acquired some of Watt's latest gigs. Thanx to John Merino, we now have online 2 of Watt's shows with the 'jom & terry show.' That's Tom Watson on guitar and Jerry Trebotic on drums. Watt on bass. Basically, the same set for both gigs. Check 'em out and hear for yourself: September 25, 2001 - Lawrence, KS and June 1, 2002 - Lawrence, KS.

May 28, 2002
Two more MINUTEMEN shows are now available. The first is The Stone - San Francisco - December 1, 1984. The second is the WREK - Atlanta - November 30, 1985 broadcast. Some of the songs from this one appeared on Ballot Result. I spent a good deal of time preparing this one.

If ya got any boots to share, please do! You'll get a cool D.Boon pin! ;^)

May 25, 2002
Here's another MINUTEMEN show for ya: Berkeley Square - September 21, 1985.
Enjoy!

April 2, 2002
I've gone plum crazy and posted yet another MINUTEMEN show. This one is from a bootleg called, live at flynn's ocean 71. The show took place on August 2, 1984 in Miami Beach, FL. Luckily for you, I fixed all the terrible indexing problems on the boot cd. Over 70 minutes. Check it out.

April 1, 2002
"our oars became wings" tour flyerToday is D. Boon's birthday. To celebrate I've put online 2 more MINUTEMEN shows. One is the notorious Just A Minute... Men bootleg that at the time raised the ire of the MINUTEMEN. The second is a radio broadcast sponsored by SPIN magazine from the summer of 1985.

Also, just to let you know that Watt's got a new tour coming your way. Click here to get the info and dates.

 

 

the infamous CORNDOGS video awaits youMarch 30, 2002
I'm extremely pleased to announce that the infamous CORNDOGS video is available for download! Many people, most notably Jeff Saunders, have been working long hours trying to make this a reality. At some point in the near future, cheap VHS and DVD versions will be available. I'll post that info when it becomes available. In meantime check out these high quality Quicktime clips in the video section.

 

March 29, 2002
I've finally made the site a little easier. Simplicity is sometimes the best way.

I've added a full MINUTEMEN show: Mabuhay Gardens October 26, 1981 .