Mike Johnson (bassist)

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Mike Johnson
Born (1965-08-27) August 27, 1965 (age 53)
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
Genres Indie rock, sadcore, country
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass guitar, piano
Years active 1984–present
Labels Up
Associated acts Snakepit, Dinosaur Jr., Mark Lanegan, Caustic Resin, Queens of the Stone Age
Website http://strangeroutine.com/

Mike Johnson (born August 27, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and bass guitarist. He was born in Grants Pass, Oregon and fronted Eugene, Oregon punk band Snakepit from 1984 until their break up in 1989. [1] He joined Dinosaur Jr. as bass player in 1991 [1] [2] and played with the band live and on its recordings from 1991 to 1998.[3] He was briefly married to Juned's Leslie Hardy in 1994, [4] and contributed to both the band's studio albums. He collaborated with Mark Lanegan on his first five solo albums, playing guitar, co-producing, and writing music.[5] In 1994, he released his first solo album, "Where Am I", on Up Records, and he continued a solo career, alongside involvement with the bands Queens of the Stone Age and Caustic Resin up until 2006's "Gone Out of Your Mind", when he moved to France with his wife.[6]



  • Where Am I (1994)
  • Year of Mondays (1996)
  • I Feel Alright (1998)
  • What Would You Do (2002)
  • Gone Out of Your Mind (2006)

With Dinosaur Jr

  • Where You Been (1993)
  • Without a Sound (1994)
  • Hand It Over (1997)

With Mark Lanegan

  • The Winding Sheet (1990)
  • Whiskey for the Holy Ghost (1994)
  • Scraps at Midnight (1998)
  • I'll Take Care of You (1999)
  • Field Songs (2001)
  • Imitations (2013)


  1. ^ a b "mike johnson". Up Records. 2004. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2012). "Dinosaur Jr. biography". allmusic.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  3. ^ Peisner, David (2012). "Dinosaur Jr., 'I Bet on Sky'". Spin. Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  4. ^ Kiser, Amy (1996). "Dinosaur Johnson". Westword. Archived from the original on 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  5. ^ Tangari, Joe (2002). "Mike Johnson: What Would You Do". Pitchfork Media Inc. Archived from the original on April 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  6. ^ Scanlon, Tom (2006). "Au revoir, Mike Johnson – we hardly knew ya". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2014-04-26.

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