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Rick Johnson (born on April 18, 1980 in Muskegonmarker, Michiganmarker) is an American musician who is best known as the bass player of Grand Rapids, Michiganmarker's Mustard Plug. He also has worked with Bomb The Music Industry! and released solo material as "The Rick Johnson Rock And Roll Machine."

Early life

Rick Johnson grew up on the west side of the state of Michigan in the city of Muskegon. Johnson attended the Mona Shores School where he was heavily involved in the their band system. During high school he was part of the Mona Shores High School award winning marching band in which he played trombone and electric guitar. Along with the marching band he also played bass guitar in the Jazz band, trombone in Symphonic band, and a short stint playing upright bass in a school organized bluegrass band.

Career

Starting around 1998 Rick started a constant touring with his then band Wack Trucks. In 2003 when the Wack Trucks went on hiatus he started touring under a solo project dubbed The Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine. During a tour in 2004 he was asked by Mustard Plug guitarist Colin Clive to join up with Mustard Plug to the present. Rick has also been seen playing bass with the likes of Bomb The Music Industry!, The Stitch Up, Cheap Girls, and more. Starting in 2007 Rick began producing select groups the first being Cheap Girls from Lansing, Michiganmarker.

Discography

Full Length Albums

  • Wack Trucks "Crabbage in Your Mouf Biatch" (1994) no record label
  • Wack Trucks "Council Records" (1995) "unreleased no record label"
  • Temple of Doom "Pictures of the Redneck Community" (1996) "cyberland records"
  • Presidents Of the USSR "S.T." (1996) "cyberland records"
  • Skeptics "Basement Tapes" (1996) "cyberland records"
  • Skeptics "Delta 88" (1997) "skeetone records"
  • Skeptics "One For the Road" (1998) "skeetone records"
  • Wack Trucks "Hows About Smash Rockin'" (1998) "dr. larry records""rereleased (2000) pocket records"
  • Skeptics "Live at Baker College" (1998) "pocket records"
  • Wack Trucks "Shake This" (2000) "offsite records"
  • Wack Trucks "I Blow Up" (2002) "no record label"
  • Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine "S.T." (2003) "rastan records"
  • Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine "Emotional Fascism" (2004) "rastan records"
  • Wack Trucks "Original Hits" (2005) "rastan records"
  • Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine "Remember Forever and Ever and Ever" (2006) "rastan records"
  • Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine "Six Crappy Months Pt. 1" (October 2006) Quote Unquote Records
  • Manic Sewing Circle "Summer Spins" (2007) "Bouncing Betty Records" guest vocals on tracks 1 and 2, theremin on track 2
  • Bomb The Music Industry! "Get Warmer" (2007) "Asian Man Records/ Quote Unquote Records" plays bass on 10 tracks and theremin on 1 track
  • Mustard Plug "In Black and White" (2007) "Hopeless Records" plays bass on all tracks and keyboards on various tracks
  • Bomb The Music Industry! "Scrambles" (2009) "Asian Man Records/ Quote Unquote Records"


E.P.s

  • Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine/Cartridge Family "Their Majesties Semi-Automatic Request" (2005) "Bermuda Mohawk Productions"
  • Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine/Bomb The Music Industry! "Presidents Day Split" (2006) "Asbestos Records"
  • Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine/The Emotron "Reinventing Axl Foley" (2008) "Asbestos Records"


Studio Work

  • Rappers Guild "Solid Guild" raps on a track appears as The Santa Clause
  • Apollo "S.T." Plays Bass Guitar
  • Bomb The Music Industry! "Goodbye Cool World" Plays Bass on The Track "From Martyrdom to Star(tyr)dom" and Sings on "Side Projects are Never Successful"
  • The Void Union- Plays Theremin on an undertermined track.
  • Manic Sewing Circle "Summer Spins" Plays Theremin and Sings on Various tracks
  • Cheap Girls-"Find Me a Drink Home" Produced and Engineered entire record. Also plays keyboards on various tracks.


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