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Watt Iron Horse 041025
A GREAT show by a consummate musician. I have 33 images at 12"x72ppi resolution. If you would like a higher resolution for a print, email me the photo number and I will hook you up with a file suitable for large prints.

These were all shot at the 1600 ISO setting of the Canon 20D with either the 24-70mm/2.8L or the 135mm/2.0L without flash.

Many thanks to Watt, Raul and Pete for the friendly welcome they gave my buddy Dave and me...

Email me if you like at: songsfromhell@yahoo.com

Date(s): 041025. Album by Cris Yarborough. Photos by Cris Yarborough. 1 - 42 of 42 Total. 68544 Visits.
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It's funny, I didn't even notice the lipstick until I started editing my images. The kiss makes this image much more interesting.

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Like the Energizer Bunny, this van and Watt, just keep going and ...

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watt the man
We talked with Watt for about 30  minutes and covered eveything from the 60's  to the 70's to Kafka to the Sand Pebbles to his bass track on my song Klaatu Barada Nikto and more. When spieling with Watt you better be on your toes!

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watt feet
The shoes are a complete classic!

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This Yellow Jacket kept hanging around the van and Watt's yellow jacket...

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watt eyes
Watt Mid-Spiel in the early afternoon...

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Watt Mid-Spiel in the early afternoon...

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Raul outside the Iron Horse. I walked up to he and Pete, not knowing who they were (they look so normal...) and said, "Are you guys here for the Watt show?" Well, you can imagine the answer I got!
"Raul you rocked @ The Echo on Friday..."
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Raul and Pete pose outside the Iron Horse, Northampton, Massachusetts

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The New Tattoo. Pete told me that it means "The Way"... Right on!

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Raul lights up outside the Iron Horse in Northampton. There is no indoor smoking in Northampton.
"Geez, Raul. You make smoking look s..."
"Smoking is kewl anyway nice pic"
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Pete's roadie was a no show...

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iron alum
Pete checks out some of the previous guests on the Iron Horse wall...

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la time mag
LA Time Mag story on Watt on the Keyboard before the show.

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Just part of the set up before sound check.

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Keyboard sound check...

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raul reviews
Raul reads the LA Times Magazine Watt Story before sound check...

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bass effects
Watt and the Bass effects board during sound check...
"Who can identify each of these pedal..."
"No I I'm afraid. I do know that the ..."
"No Whammy pedal for the middle of &q..."
"seems to be the following: boss comp..."
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sound check
Watt during sound check...

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bw bass
Jamming during sound check... I love the motion in this one...

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drummer gobbs
Whatchamacallits on Rauls fingers before sound check.

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Live Under the Lights...

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Live Under the Lights...

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Live Under the Lights...

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Live Under the Lights... Watching and listening for changes no doubt.

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Live Under the Lights...

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Live Under the Lights...

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Watt eye to eye with Raul toward the end of the show...

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The stage from the soundboard.

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I zoomed during the one second exposure. I like this one a lot too.

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chief watt
Another zoom exposure...

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Say What?

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Lots of sound coming of the bass during this shot.

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watt bass 2

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mo bass
"I like this bass shot."
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Watt Mic Stnd

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watt stand bass

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This is awesome.
Greg, Sun, 16 Aug 2020 6:17PM
These are some great photos.
Frank | www.google.com, Sun, 16 Aug 2020 6:07PM
ta da!!  Lurker comes out!
Bunny, Sat, 10 Sep 2005 5:12PM
here's to the man in the van with the bass in his hand
tim, Fri, 2 Sep 2005 10:23AM
"speaking as a child of the seventies"  I just discovered you a couple years ago   bought ball hog  loved it     so hard to find minutemen on the net
Christopher Somerville Flynn, Sun, 3 Jul 2005 5:07PM
Great photos...
Im a huge fan of Watt and also a photographer as well...
If you could please send the hi-res files for prints 33,32...
I would love to have them for my own personal collection of fine photography..
thank you kindly
Kristin, Wed, 29 Jun 2005 10:39PM
Hey mike ' This is lonnie just sayin' hello and hope all is going well for you on the tour.
lonnie, Thu, 5 May 2005 6:55PM
I'm here to see the photos of Dick Thyne.

RESPONSE: Dick Thyne only signed the guestbook. To bad about his death. He was a good guy... (Yarbz)
Diane, Wed, 6 Apr 2005 9:55AM
Great Photos! Hoping to get Watt and the boys to Eugene, oregon someday soon! Between Watt and
Ian (Dischord), I am always reminded of how much punk rock changed my life. Peace People! Thanks Watt!
Eric, Sun, 27 Mar 2005 5:01PM
Just visiting to see pics of my buddy Raul.  Good pictures.
Ben Wildenhaus, Thu, 10 Mar 2005 4:26PM
Found you on photographica... really like your body of work. Great shots!
Doug, Mon, 28 Feb 2005 9:48PM
Great Pics Man!
AuntiCraker, Tue, 22 Feb 2005 2:24PM
Great Pix!  Watt's a pioneer and inspiration.
Jaxon Haldane, Mon, 14 Feb 2005 9:59AM
What a great set of shots - kinda like the photo diary to go along with the group's tour diaries! As a long-time Watt fan I must say that I'm quite impressed with #30 and #36 especially. Thanks alot for the shots,they really brought back some great memories of shows past - Peace
Craybee, Fri, 14 Jan 2005 9:04AM
really nice shots
chooch, Thu, 30 Dec 2004 10:48AM
great stuff.  i also have tons of shots from Watt gigs going back to 99.  email if yer interested in seeing some or whatever...
cjimmy, Sat, 25 Dec 2004 12:15PM
Thank you, for being such an inspiration  in my life. You are the reason I picked up a bass and started learning how to play. You are right next to Jaco Pastorius on my list.  Happy Birthday Mike.  Hope u liked the flower.
Mary Jane, Thu, 16 Dec 2004 1:49PM
!Excellente!  This was one of two shows I saw of this tour and I just stumbled on these....I never thought I would ever see pics of that event....I thought it was just left to my memory.  So, thank you so much!  Now that I think back, I do remember a guy with a nice camera at the scene...but dint know it was Yarbz.  Those are some great shots...watt 'll love em.
jetsetvet, Mon, 13 Dec 2004 6:43PM
I have a shit load of songs I'd like to share with mike, I'm from Pedro but moved to N.Y. a few years ago.I like to keep up on what Mike wWatt is doing musically since he is One of the main reasons I started playing in the first place..
D.Menhennett, Mon, 13 Dec 2004 9:04AM
Thanks for the gallery
Mike Muscarella, Sat, 11 Dec 2004 5:36PM
very very nice stuff.   Well done...
martyn , Mon, 29 Nov 2004 12:35PM
send punk a card, it's been sick for a while now
doja, Wed, 24 Nov 2004 11:21AM
terrific snaps- not just technically, but also in terms of capturing the moment. Please blow up #30 to poster size and send it to me ;-)
zcx, Mon, 22 Nov 2004 1:06AM
dig your site.  i saw watt 3 times this tour.  he crashed w/us after pittsburgh gig, a big mind blow.  thank you.  ps-if you know of any boots of this tour or engine room, please let me know, i'd love to have a reminder of how good watt is live.  thanks again
jason, Thu, 18 Nov 2004 4:41PM
watt lister
spity, Tue, 16 Nov 2004 7:01AM
I wish I was there! I wish I was at every Watt gig!! Watt, Raul & Pete - Be Safe and Please film the NYC gigs with The Pixies! Mike Watt hits the SPOT!!!
Christopher Matthew Reagan, Mon, 15 Nov 2004 9:27AM
Saw your show first time in Salt Lake City. Enjoyed it tremendously.
Jessica Behnke, Mon, 15 Nov 2004 9:15AM
firehose  memories  cool
Whitebob, Sun, 14 Nov 2004 9:04AM
really great photos / awesome to see pic's to go with the tour diary
Pete, Wed, 10 Nov 2004 9:21AM
Man, these are killer.  It is so nice to see some analog photography on the web for one, and such high quality to boot... these pix get me totally stoked for the Austin, TX show Thursday night.  Keep it up, brother
Ted, Tue, 9 Nov 2004 12:57PM
Hey uncle Raul im so excited for you guys keep up the good work .Great pictures love ya
cassandra , Tue, 9 Nov 2004 12:31PM
HI I'm Raul's big sis, HI LIL BRO LOVE YOU , AND MISS YOU,hope your havin a great time.
Paula Woods, Tue, 9 Nov 2004 9:18AM
bass king
cut, Mon, 8 Nov 2004 8:16AM
great pics! just looking to put lil bro(raul) a scrap book together
ang, Sun, 7 Nov 2004 9:57PM
thanks for sharing
randy, Sat, 6 Nov 2004 9:32PM
Dude - Righteous! Excellent shit dude!
Big Earl, Sat, 6 Nov 2004 6:49PM
An old Aetna buddy of Col. BB and Former US Marine
Fred Fenlon, Sat, 30 Oct 2004 4:54PM
bob, Sat, 30 Oct 2004 4:35PM
great pix!
ryan, Fri, 29 Oct 2004 12:12PM
great job on the pics
Sean, Fri, 29 Oct 2004 10:23AM
Great pics. Thanks!
TerryB, Fri, 29 Oct 2004 5:59AM
Excellent!  Best gig shots I've ever seen -- quite a talent!
Gug, Fri, 29 Oct 2004 5:29AM
great shots! thanks brother Bruce for this link!
Bruce's Brother Brian in Hawaii, Thu, 28 Oct 2004 1:42PM
As always, great stuff.  YOu really captured the moments...
Florida Bill, Thu, 28 Oct 2004 5:09AM
Number 33 should be a poster on my wall!
Rob Barton, Thu, 28 Oct 2004 1:21AM
love the Klaatu Barada Nikto plug.  that song rocks!
Jay Hart, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:51PM
epic work, top notch, hats off!
mike lopez, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 10:34PM
amazing photos!!!
Chris Frascella, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 8:23PM
fucking brillaint shots. You're a very talented cat.
Mark Rini, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 4:50PM
great photos, thanks!
Mark, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 3:16PM
brilliant!  thanks for posting them.
singlemaltscot, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 3:11PM
These are great pics! I like the fact that you captured part of the hellride process that we don't usually see. Jam econo indeed!
Ray L., Wed, 27 Oct 2004 12:32PM
Wonderful photos of a total artist at oneof my favorite venues in the Northeast. If you get to Albany say YO!, to my buddy Howard Glassman, owner of Valentines. Another great venue .
Dick Thyne KRSH FM , Wed, 27 Oct 2004 10:12AM
Completely amazing pics.  Thanks for sharing!
Pete, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 10:08AM

Pete Culliney, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 10:07AM

Vince, Wed, 27 Oct 2004 4:36AM
Great photos - probably the best Watt pics I've seen - He ought to take you along to document the whole tour.
Scott, Tue, 26 Oct 2004 10:09PM
checking out some watt photos
Roman Gabriel Todd, Tue, 26 Oct 2004 6:33PM
Awesome photos and awesome glass in those new lenses.   You never learned how to take a "bad" photo.  Everything is balanced and nothing extra and nothing missing. Superb.  Simply Superb.
James, Tue, 26 Oct 2004 3:03PM
Hey, Great pictures! thanks for sharing!
Cabral, Tue, 26 Oct 2004 12:18PM
Great snaps - can't wait to take and share my own on Friday!
CJ Marsicano, Tue, 26 Oct 2004 9:54AM
awesome! nice meeting you last night
Bruce, Tue, 26 Oct 2004 8:17AM
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