Video: Music Legend Mike Watt & his Ford Econoline Van

By Editors on December 24, 2008 9:35 AM
Mike Watt is an absolute legend in the alternative music community. Perhaps best known as a co-founder of the seminal punk band The Minutemen, Watt (as he's usually called) has spent the last several decades releasing innovative music and contributing his bass-playing skills to countless side projects. His mastery of the bass guitar is well known, but somewhat less apparent is Watt's intimate knowledge of the Ford Econoline van. Through countless tours Watt has racked up hundreds of thousands of miles behind the wheel of various Econoline vans, making him something of an authority on the Econoline. In this video Kelley Blue Book's Micah Muzio gets to hang out with one of his heroes and learn about the important role that vans play in the lives of working musicians like Mike Watt.