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SLW cc Watt – Purple Pie Plow [LIME GREEN VINYL] - New LP
SLW cc Watt – Purple Pie Plow [LIME GREEN VINYL] - New LP
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SLW cc Watt – Purple Pie Plow [LIME GREEN VINYL] - New LP

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SLW cc Watt is an inspired collaboration between prolific singer/songwriter/illustrator Samuel Locke Ward and SoCal punk legend bassist/singer Mike Watt. After the head-spinning fun of 2021's Let's Build a Logjam and 2022's Real Manic Time, on the new Purple Pie Plow, the duo corral guests throughout the record: saxophonist Bob Bucko Jr, along with drummer Dean Clean, and guitarist Joe Jack Talcum from the sardonic punk band The Dead Milkmen.

Packing in 24 tracks in 40 minutes, the new SLW cc Watt album has 11 brief poetic 'spiels' (voiced by Watt) alternating between 12 charming short songs (sung by Locke Ward, backed by Watt, Bucko, Talcum, Clean). The collaboration happened via the Internet, with Locke Ward sending lyrics to Watt and demo song tracks to everyone to layer on their own parts.

Purple Pie Plow, inspired by T. Rex’s unique mix of glam & psychedelia, does stylized takes on heavy subject matter. We’re led on a journey through mob rule (haunting ‘50’s-style ballad “A Face in the Crowd,” the ultra-catchy “Help Me,” the Motown swing of “Pray”), frightening fascism (New Orleans-flavored “Boring Out,” doo-wop styling “Boots March,” cow-punk “Lost To Time”) and ecological horrors (free jazz freakout “Flowers Scream,” power ballad “Toxic Sunrise”). Not to fear though as rising above the doom comes into play (acoustic/psych ballad “Children of the Stars,” lonesome folk “Dragon Steed,” noir jazz “Weeds of Your Dreams”). 

released July 21, 2023

SLW cc Watt is:

Samuel Locke Ward-spiel, acoustic gtr and keys

Mike Watt-bass and spiel

with guests:

Dean Clean-drums and percussion

Joe Jack Talcum-electric gtr and keys

Bob Bucko JR-sax and flute


Recorded by SLW cc Watt via assembly line August 2021 through April 2022

all songs written and assembled by Samuel Locke Ward

mixed by Jon Hansen and SLW

mastered by Jon Hansen

art by SLW

layout by Rob Jones

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