On this episode, we sit down with educator, synth pioneer, and all around genuine soul Don Muro. Then, Josh Neas offers a personal reflection on Dead Man’s Pop, the 2019 Replacement boxset that creates a kind of alternate timeline version of the band’s 1989 lp Don’t Tell a Soul.
“There are Replacements fans who only like the first two albums, or only like the middle three, or whatever. The range is pretty broad. So on one level, doing a deluxe edition of [Don’t Tell a Soul] might not make sense. But the other thing I’m finding out is that it’s a lot of people’s favorite, or one of their favorites, or in a lot of cases, it was their entry point to the band.”
Dead Man’s Pop … we dig in deep.
The introduction to Bob Mehr’s Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements is set in a funeral parlor in Minneapolis in February of 1995. As readers, we don’t get back to the events surrounding this for another 400 pages, but […]
(Last weekend the reformed reunited Replacements gigged at Riot Fest in Chicago. AD’s Marty Garner was there. The following is his report.) I hope I’m not being presumptive about the kinds of things the average AD reader […]
( Sevens , a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) In 1988 the Replacements headed to a studio in Woodstock, New York in an effort to record their […]
On February 18th, 1995, Bob Stinson, founding member and former lead guitarist of the Replacements, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. While at the time it was suspected to be an overdose, it was […]
The 4th of July has a lot of connotations, but in my own world, I always remember that it’s the day the Replacements broke up. On July 4th, 1991, the Replacements played a show in Grant Park […]
Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface , a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices. “He [Daniel Corrigan; photographer] […]
Belated re-up from 2008 for a friend. A long traded compilation, Shit, Shower & Shave, recorded in 1989, is the sound of the band while on tour with Tom Petty who, later, infamously, ripped off […]
Marriage: it’s why we’re gathered here today. It only makes sense that the most common of lyrical subjects, love, would see its supposed apex, the wedding, represented time and time again in popular song. But […]
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 […]
There are some really interesting comments in yesterday’s Sevens post on the Mats “Can’t Hardly Wait.” Worth a read if you’re a Replacements fan. An AD reader sent us yet another version of the track culled from the […]
( Sevens , a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Multiple versions of songs are often one of the more exciting things about watching an artist at work. […]
The new set of Replacements reissues, focusing on their four albums for Sire/Warner Brothers records ( Tim, Pleased to Meet Me, Don’t Tell a Soul and All Shook Down ), deal with the most controversial albums in the band’s catalogue – controversial in regards to their stock compared to […]
A long traded compilation, Shit, Shower & Shave, recorded in 1989, is the sound of the band while on tour with Tom Petty who later, infamously, ripped off Westerberg’s “rebel without a clue” line from […]