Michael Knott likes to write new songs for specific concerts while on tour (sometimes before the concert, some times during the concert). Some of these songs are fully developed, others are very random improv songs. There are probably many more than the ones listed below. If you have any songs to add to this collection, please e-mail me. Some of these songs, I don’t have many details on them, so please let me know if you can provide missing information (or if you can get me a higher quality recording).
|12.30.1994||I Wanna Be Sedated||The Refuge||cover song||Bootleg CD|
|04.07.1995||Agnus Dei||The Push, Portland OR||cover song||Bootleg CD|
|11.08.1997||You’re Where I Wanna Be||The Viper Room, Hollywood||full song||Bootleg CD|
|03.04.1998||Mr. Down||The Viper Room, Hollywood||full song||Bootleg CD|
|04.09.1999||Two by Two (w/ Gene Eugene)||Eugene, OR||improv||Bootleg VHS|
|04.24.1999||Take Me Down||Houghton College, NY||full song||Bootleg CD|
|04.24.1999||rock solo / Gene Eugene intro||Houghton College, NY||improv||Bootleg CD|
|04.24.1999||Gospel Hour (w/ Gene)||Houghton College, NY||improv||Bootleg CD|
|04.24.1999||Nothin’ In My Monitor (w/ Gene)||Houghton College, NY||improv||Bootleg CD|
|04.24.1999||Donut Store Policeman (w/ Gene)||Houghton College||full song||Things I’ve Done… CD|
|10.09.1999||Bubbles (spoken word)||The Warehouse – Lexington, SC||improv||Bootleg CD|
|02.18.2000||Please Buy a CD||Blind Pig Bub||improv||Bootleg DVD|
|02.19.2000||Stub Your Toe||Clear Lake Vineyard||full song||Bootleg VHS|
|03.02.2000||Radio Man||Wichita, KS||full song||Bootleg DVD|
|05.12.2000||The La Song||University of Wisconsin in River Falls||improv||Bootleg CD|
|05.13.2000||Jesus, I Adore You||Chetek Lutheran Church WI||cover song||Bootleg CD|
|05.13.2000||The Lord’s Prayer||Chetek Lutheran Church WI||cover song||Bootleg CD|
|07.05.2000||Aaron’s Gettin’ Poopy||Cornerstone 2000||full song||Live at Cstone 2K CD|
|07.05.2000||New Song||Cornerstone 2000||improv||Live at Cstone 2K CD|
|07.27.2000||Happy Set||Inside Out Soul Fest||improv||YouTube|
|08.04.2000||Numb||Live at TomFest 2000||full song||Bootleg DVD|
|10.14.2000||Everyone Wants to Be Me||Respectable Street||improv||Bootleg DVD|
|04.27.2001||You||Uproar Festival||full song||Bootleg DVD|
|04.28.2001||Today||Ray’s Downtown Blues||improv||Bootleg DVD|
|07.11.2001||Thank You for Being So Nice to Me||Kent Vineyard Ohio||improv||Bootleg CD|
|01.17.2003||We’ve Got Paintings For Sale (Cush)||Gypsy Lounge, California||improv||Live and Rare CD|
|02.09.2007||Happy Mandolin||Come 2 Go – Ft. Wayne, IN||improv||Bootleg DVD|
|05.13.2007||Jazz Improv||Alligator Alley – Oakland Park, FL||improv||Bootleg CD|
|05.13.2007||Understand||Alligator Alley – Oakland Park, FL||full song||Bootleg CD|
|unknown||Barney||unknown||full song||mp3 [128k]|
|unknown||Better To Be Pissed On Than Pissed Off||unknown||improv||mp3 [128k]|
Unreleased Songs & Rumors
According to one story online: “I went to see The Lifesavors live at a local Christian bookstore around the time of the Dream Life release, my friends and I had a little teen rock band going and so after the show we talked to Mike and convinced him to come to one of our rehearsals, listen to us and give us some advice, well he showed up (a little late) and patiently listened to us play our pathetic songs and then gave us some advice. Before he left we convinced him to play a song for us on my friend’s acoustic guitar, he played a song I think it was called “Sky Blue” and we recorded it on our portable cassette player. I think my friend might still have the tape somewhere it is interesting in retrospect.”
- Sky Blue
Here are some songs and projects that were never released or are rumored to be out there (these could have been re-recorded later with a different song title – but I have no idea if that could have happened or not). I am looking for copies of any songs off of the first two lists, and verification or denial of anything from the third list. Please e-mail me if you know of how I can get a copy:
- Aunt Bettys – “The Way that it Goes” (left off of Ford Supersonic due to bad source material).
- Strung Gurus – “Suicide By Cop” (live from a set at the Viper Room – July 20, 2000).
- Strung Gurus – “Diva Overdrive” (Mike’s manager, Dave Jennison, mentioned it once).
- Strung Gurus – “Whoville” (Mike’s manager, Dave Jennison, mentioned it once).
Here is a list of songs that Mike Knott songs recorded on tour 2003 that may or may not get released in the future:
- Andy Warhol
- Annie Get Your Gun
- Losing Angel
- Jet Girl
- The Beggar
- Doing Fine
- Dizzy Daisy
- The Controls
- Sun Shine (new version)
Rumors – bands or people that Mike Knott might have worked with, but never confirmed his involvement:
- Joe Strummer – from a web journal entry (no longer on the web, but look here for the michaelknott.com discussion thread about it).
- 30 Amp Fuse – Saturday Night at the Atomic Speedway – a guy named “Michael Knott” is listed as the bass player, but no one in the band photo looks like him. (This website is hard to read. Try highlighting the text to read better.)
- Joy Electric – Robot Rock – uncredited vocal production – from a website called Discogs.
- Joy Electric – The Land of Misfits EP – uncredited vocal production (some songs from Robot Rock are on this ep – if so, did Knott’s work make it here also?).
- Michael Knott & Michael Roe – Someone claimed they once joked around about collaborating. This person also claimed that he/she was given official permission to let it be known that this project would happen. But it never did. From a michaelknott.com discussion board post.