Archive for the 'The Replacements' Category

Monday, December 6th, 2010

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 two’s company, three’s a crowd and rarely is a wedding simply about just the folks getting hitched. Otherwise, why bother […]

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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 […]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

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 Pleased To Meet Me sessions bootleg, which, to my knowledge, has yet to be included on any […]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

(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. Getting to see a song run through its stages of development, recorded in different ways with different lyrics and different instrumentation […]

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

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 the earlier albums, in recording quality, even in […]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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 the Mats “I’ll Be You.” Tracks 1-12 Bristol Connecticut August 31 1989 – Tracks 13-17 Milwaukee Wisconsin, June 1989 (originally […]

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

This has been a pretty great year to be a fan of The Replacements. In addition to Jim Walsh’s excellent book, All Over But the Shouting, the news had begun to circulate last year that the full catalogue would be getting the remastered/bonus track treatment this year. The first slate of re-issues are the albums […]