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Basses Wild: Kira Roessler of Black Flag

June 26, 2010

“Basses Wild” is an opportunity for Girl Germs to showcase a female bass player in a band that we might not normally play on the show – a “wild card,” if you will (get it?).

Last week we featured Kira Roessler of Black Flag. This is a band that might immediately bring to mind a certain Mr. Henry Rollins, but Roessler was just as much a member as Rollins (oops, we mean Henry Garfield) was. She replaced founding member Chuck Dukowski after a stint in another punk band, DC3 and was the band’s bass player for several years in the ’80s. She appears on Slip it In, Loose Nut, the 1984 live album, The Process of Weeding Out, Family Man and In My Head.

Roessler was married to Mike Watt of fIREHOSE (a basses wild marriage!) until 1994. The couple formed the double-bass duo Dos (and were performing as of a couple years ago). And to top it all off, she’s trained as an engineer and is an Emmy award-winning dialogue editor who works on tons of TV and film scripts.

Here she is performing with Watt in Dos
http://www.youtube.com/v/mLcP94vcjWo&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6&border=1

…and with Black Flag
http://www.youtube.com/v/qUGxzMiUKdw&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6&border=1

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