Live Totem Pole

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Live Totem Pole
Live Totem Pole.jpg
EP by Firehose
Released 1992
Recorded Live at the Palomino Club in North Hollywood, CA on August 16, 1991.
Genre Alternative rock
Length 20:16
Label Columbia
Producer Jim Dunbar, Paul Q. Kolderie
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Live Totem Pole is a live EP released in 1992 by Firehose. It consists of seven tracks, five of which are cover versions. The cover of Blue Öyster Cult's "The Red and the Black" had been previously recorded by Minutemen (Watt and Hurley's seminal punk rock band) and released on 3-Way Tie (For Last). Watt's introduction to "Revolution (Part Two)" contains a nod to Gibby Haynes, the lead singer of Butthole Surfers — "This is a song for today. Hope I don't fuck it up, Gibby." The EP has become a collector's item due to its discontinuation shortly after its release.[2]

The cover art is by Raymond Pettibon.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Red And The Black" (Blue Öyster Cult) – 3:34
  2. "Sophisticated Bitch" (Public Enemy) – 3:52
  3. "Revolution (Part Two)" (Butthole Surfers) – 3:09
  4. "Slack Motherfucker" (Superchunk) – 2:40
  5. "What Gets Heard" (Mike Watt) – 2:20
  6. "Mannequin" (Wire) – 2:26
  7. "Makin' The Freeway" (Watt) – 2:15



  1. ^ Allmusic review Archived 2009-06-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Live Totem Pole". Allmusic. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 2007-09-11.