I remembered the great Minutemen these days and listen to a lot of their songs. Still appreciate their powerful playing and combining a lot of different styles in their very own way. The Minutemen were on way to a little success when their guitar player D. Boone died at a car accident. The band immediately resolved to found fIREHOSE. The hired as their guitar player Ed fromOHIO (Crawford) a fanatic fan of The Minutemen. Maybe this song is not quite typical for fIREHOSE but I love it all over the years. As I know it is a homage to Elisabeth Cotton, an American blues and folk musician who created a very own style of playing guitar (playing the bass line with her fingers and the melody with her thumb). That’s why her way of playing bass is called ‘Cotton picking’.