9 Seconds of “Alex Chilton” Is Better Than None

June 28th, 2013 · Comments Off on 9 Seconds of “Alex Chilton” Is Better Than None

I was giddy as a schoolkid this morning when I saw news of The Replacements rehearsing “Alex Chilton” off the band’s fifth LP, Pleased to Meet Me. No word yet on who’s playing guitar or drums with Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson at their upcoming Riot Fest appearances in August and September. Word is they […]

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The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ Out Today

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ Out Today

Latter day Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap (who replaced original guitarist Bob Stinson in 1987) had a severe stroke a few months back, wreaking havoc on his finances, despite having insurance. So, core Replacements founders Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson decided to raise some cash for their old bandmate to soften the blow. A supremely limited […]

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No, All Shook Down Is Just As Bad As You Remember

September 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on No, All Shook Down Is Just As Bad As You Remember

When The Replacements’ All Shook Down came out in the fall of 1990, I was a junior in high school. I’d been a Replacements fan for exactly two years, but even as a 16-year-old, I knew that this was the sound of a band sucking. A few of my friends went out and bought this […]

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