Tommy Womack :: The Replacements

On his third solo record, 2002's Circus Town, Tommy Womack, former member of the Bis-Quits/Government Cheese, recorded this sprawling paean to the Replacements. The song is full of allusions to classic rock tropes - album titles are incorporated as adjectives, and a full-on Dylan impression erupts at one point. But gently, lovingly, just as all the best stories are told, Womack winds out an Odyssian tale of coming to adore the band that made him "drive home white-knuckle . . .

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