Friday, March 2, 2012

fIREHOSE reunited, are touring and releasing anthology collection

We haven't posted any news on the fIREHOSE reunion since it was announced they would be playing Coachella and touring around the two-weekend festival. Shame on us. But now that news comes via Pitchfork that Columbia/Legacy will be releasing a two-disc set entitled lowFLOWS: the Columbia anthology ('91-'93) on April 3, I am taking the opportunity to finally get a post out about the band. Forgive me!

The collection will include the band's 1991 album Flyin' the Flannel, the Live Totem Pole EP and the 1993 album Mr. Machinery Operator, complete with bonus tracks from the era. Check out the complete tracklist below.

In addition to the fIREHOSE reunion, both George Hurley and Mike Watt will be performing songs by the Minutemen at next weekend's All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Jeff Mangum in Minehead, UK. We have arranged to have coverage of the festival, so be sure to check back here for reports on all the great bands performing, including The Magnetic Fields, Joanna Newsom, Thurston Moore, Sebadoh, Low, Scratch Acid, The Raincoats, The Olivia Tremor Control, and of course, Jeff Mangum.

Check out some fIREHOSE videos (including the band's cover of Daniel Johnston's "Walking The Cow"), their tour schedule and more good stuff below...

lowFLOWS: the Columbia Anthology ('91-'93)

Disc 1

Flyin' the Flannel:

01 Down with the Bass
02 Up Finnegan's Ladder
03 Can't Believe
04 Walking the Cow
05 Flyin' the Flannel
06 Epoxy, for Example
07 O'er the Town of Pedro
08 Too Long
09 The First Cuss
10 Anti-Misogyny Maneuver
11 Toolin’
12 Song for Dave Alvin
13 Tien an Man Dream Again
14 Lost Colors
15 Towin' the Line
16 Losers, Boozers and Heroes

Bonus tracks:

17 Max and Wells
18 Down With the Bass (instrumental)
19 The Red and the Black (live) (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
20 Sophisticated Bitch (live) (Public Enemy cover)
21 Revolution (Part Two) (live) (Butthole Surfers cover)
22 Slack Motherfucker (live) (Superchunk cover)
23 What Gets Heard (live)
24 Mannequin (live) (Wire cover)
25 Makin' the Freeway (live)

Disc 2

Mr. Machinery Operator:

01 Formal Introduction
02 Blaze
03 Herded Into Pools
04 Witness
05 Number Seven
06 Powerful Hankerin'
07 Rocket Sled/Fuel Tank
08 Quicksand
09 Disciples of the 3-Way
10 More Famous Quotes
11 Sincerely
12 Hell-Hole
13 4. 29. 92
14 The Cliffs Thrown Down

Bonus tracks:

15 Blaze (instrumental)
16 Witness (Mersh Again edit)
17 4. 29. 92 (live)
18 Powerful Hankerin’ (live)
19 Tien an Man Dream Again (live)
20 Formal Introduction (live)


fIREHOSE 2012 Tour Dates
04-05 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
04-06 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
04-07 Seattle, WA - Neumos
04-09 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo House of Music
04-10 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
04-11 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
04-12 Santa Cruz, CA - Historic Coconut Grove Ballroom *
04-13 Fresno, CA - Fulton 55
04-14 Indio, CA - Coachella Music Festival
04-17 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
04-18 Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre *
04-19 Tucson, AZ - Plush
04-21 Indio, CA - Coachella Music Festival

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