Stooges Gear Stolen In Canada

This is a post from Watts Hoot Page.

if anyone has information, ANY INFORMATION!
please, please, PLEASE as soon as possible contact
Eric Fischer at:
cell phone: +1 646 932 1907


all equipment was in a rented penske 15 foot yellow truck
with u.s. (michigan) license plate number AC46493
parked immediately outside the hotel, the theft had
to have happened in the morning, between 6:30 and
7:30 am – truck and all gear stolen

pictures of some of the stolen stuff

Item      Country of Origin   Serial Number

Red roadcase containing:
      Red Gibson 1963 EB-3 bass (this is mike watt’s bass!)   USA   No serial number

Black roadcase containing:r
      Reverend Flying V guitar – Volcano black   USA   #08001

Black roadcase containing:
      Reverend Orange guitar   USA   03416 ZSL7

Black fibre case containg:
      Gibson red SG short scale bass   USA   No serial number

Black roadcase containing:
      Marshall Vintage/Modern Amplifier   UK   M-2007-07-0926-2 RoHS

Black roadcase containing:
      Marshall Vintage/Modern Amplifier   UK   M-2007-07-0927-2 RoHS

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover)      UK   #1 Slant: M-2007-05-0149-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover)      UK   #2 Straight: M-2006-49-0380-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover)      UK   #3 Slant: M-2007-05-0150-0

4x Marshall 4×12 Cabinets (with Tuki cover)      UK   #4 Straight: M-2006-49-0381-0

Orange Calzone road case containing:         
      Guitar pedal board and pedals   USA/Japan   No serial number
      Assorted leads    USA/UK   No serial number
      2x mic stands   Germany   No serial number
      Assorted strings and spares   USA   No serial number
      2x Boss TU2 Chromatic Tuner
      Boss CH1 Super Chorus
      Fulltone OCD Overdrive
      Crybaby Wah
      Peterson Strobo-Stomp Tuner Pedal
      Whirlwind A/B Boxes
      Whirlwind Cable Tester
      and many many istrument cables
      various tools ( screwdrivers, soldering iron, pliers, etc… )
      tambourine and maracas

Cardboard box containing:         
      Assorted replacement drum heads   USA   No serial number

Gretsch Silver Sparkle Catalina drum kit      USA   No serial number
      26″ Kick Drum      No serial number
      13″ Rack Tom      No serial number
      18″ Floor Tom      No serial number
      4x Cymbal Stands      No serial number
      1x Snare Stand      No serial number
      1x Hi Hat Stand      No serial number
      1x Drum Throne      No serial number

Eden D810 Bass cabinet      USA   D810RP4 0703E5001

Eden D810 Bass cabinet      USA   D810RP4 0703E5002

Cardboard box containg:         
      Eden VT300 Bass amplifier   USA   0601E5115

Cardboard box containg:         
      Eden VT300 Bass amplifier   USA   0507E5033

Floor Fan      CHINA   No serial number

Floor Fan      CHINA   No serial number

Green clamshell suitcase containing:         
      Yamaha snare drum   JAPAN   No serial number
      Yahama kick pedal   JAPAN   No serial number
      Zildjian Mega Bell cymbal   USA   No serial number
      Zildjian 15″ Hi-Hats   USA   No serial number
      3x Zildjian 18″ 19″ 20″ crash medium cymbals   USA   No serial number

Brown Epiphone guitar case:         
      Black Epiphone EB3 short scale bass   KOREA   F300503

1 x Wheeled Black Pelican case (50cm x 28cm x 20cm) containing :
A selection of microphones and microphone accessories, most of which are in separately labeled black pouches. All of the microphones are of Shure manufacture, also a BSS DI box. Inside the Pelican case there is also a Ferrari pencil case containing an iPod, iPod accessories, various small cables and adaptors, a Leatherman Charge, a Stooges AAA tour laminate, some pain killers, some sharpies, some electrical tape, some business cards (Mr Rik Hart). Within the case there is also a big pair of Sony headphones (model MDR7506) with a long curly cable and three very long XLR to XLR mic cables. Here’s a more specific list of the microphones :
2 x SM91
5 x SM98
2 x B98
2 x SM81
2 x KSM32
1 x KSM27
2 x B52
3 x SM57
8 x SM58
1 x BSS AR-133 DI Box
(all manufactured by shure)

mike watt’s hoot page

Mike Watt and the Missing Men

Mike Watt

Originally uploaded by CabronSD
Killed it on Saturday night. Absolutely killed it. I’ve seen Flea and Les Claypool and while they’re both impressive, Watt’s got soul for miles. The awesome Truckee Brothers came up on stage (2 additional guitars) to join Watt, drummer Raul Morales and guitarist Tom Watson in a roaring rendition of The Stooges’ “Funhouse.” They rocked it so hard the stage was shaking back and forth, or rather to and fro/side to side. It was magical. Gonna try and find vinyl of Double Nickels On The Dime this weekend.

Watt made some furious faces, wasn’t quite as animated [read: possessed with punk soul] when I saw him perform with The Stooges. But maybe it was because he was playing bass and not front and center. He definitely must have taken a page out of Iggy’s book, the man was mesmerizing to watch. He inspired me to get better at playing bass with my fingers. We’ll see how that pans out. Sorry for the uber shitty photo quality. This camera sucks when taking pics from far away, that said the video function on the camera actually works pretty well. I posted two vids from the Watt set doing the stooges song “Funhouse,” you can check em’ out at these links:

“Funhouse, Pt. 1”
“Funhouse, Pt. 2”

Mike Watt and Missingmen at Adams Ave St. Fair

You Should plan accordingly and go and see Mike Watt.

If you haven’t seen We Jam Econo: The story of the Minute Men doc yet, do yourself a favor and stop watching Top Chef, go put it on your netflix queue or steal it from Sun Video, it totally fucking rules.

On that note, if you haven’t read Our Band Could Be Your Life go out and buy it right now. Michael Azerrad gives a detailed account of a dozen of the most influential bands of our generation; Black Flag, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Butthole Surfers, Minute Men (saddest story in that book), and more.

saturday, september 29 at 6:30 pm
at the adam’s avenue street fair