Mike Watt + the Missingmen’s “Machine Gun”

Ack ack ack ack! On Friday, I saw Mike Watt + the Missingmen play the Bell House. Watt and the band performed Hyphenated-Man in one breath, which was astonishing. Afterward, they played a few covers, including Hendrix’s “Machine Gun” and Blue Oyster Cult’s “The Red and the Black” and the Minutemen’s “The Glory of Man.” I’ve been playing “Machine Gun” and “The Red and the Black” in my head the last few days. The originals, though great, weren’t doing the trick, so I dug out this clip from a week ago of the band doing their thing in Iowa. Check it out. The dudes in Lite also played along in Brooklyn, though I think there were more of them out there and they were also helping out on the drums.