This photo comes from Mike Watt’s website hootpage.com. Watt’s caption reads: “santa monica, ca – 1984 / (from left) d. boon, charlie haden and mike watt (behind) / at mc cabes’. charlie jammed w/us in the tune ‘little man w/a gun in his hand.’”
On July 11, 2014, legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden passed away at the age of 76. During his career, which included receiving four Grammys, Haden played with many musicians, from Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett, to Ginger Baker, and Norah Jones.
Haden also played with pioneering DIYers the Minutemen, who he had become familiar with in the early ’80s (as well as bands such as the Meat Puppets and Black Flag) from his children. In 1984, Haden booked Minutemen as an opening act at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California. During the set, he joined the trio for “Little Man With a Gun in His Hand.”
The below video comes from the never-released SST video Corndogs!, the only copy of which was stolen out of a van before it could be sent to the duplication plant. Sadly, only bits and pieces of the video exist as poor-quality bootlegs.
(via Dangerous Minds)