Fat Mike is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #90 – Fat Mike.
Who is Fat Mike?
Let’s set the table properly for this podcast. This episode is NSFW. There is a lot of language, sexual content, inappropriate things that are said… and much more. This is all to be expected if you’ve spent any time with Fat Mike from the punk rock band, NOFX. He is candid, real, raw and doesn’t hold back – on anything (including himself and his own life). Fat Mike (aka Michael John Burkett) is not just the bassist for NOFX, but the lead vocalist, main songwriter and producer of the band as well. Since the early 80s, he’s been chugging away and making a racket. Mike is also the owner and founder of Fat Wreck Records, and had make several appearance as Cokie The Clown (also the name of an EP and a solo record that he recorded). He’s written a musical (Home Street Home), founded Punkvoter.com, has a brand of panties marketed towards and men, and his own podcast, Fat Mike’s Fat Mic. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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