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Replacements, The

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Replacements: Pleased To Meet Me

Review by Ira Robbins, Creem, August 1987

LIKE SOME STRAY dog you find in an alley, Minneapolis's Replacements are a scruffy mongrel of a band: uncontrollable and ugly, but somehow irresistable. You ...


The Replacements' Paul Westerberg (1987)

Interview by Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1987

Replacements kingpin Westerberg on the making of Pleased To Meet Me in Memphis with messrs. Chilton and Dickinson, and on his family background, the Minneapolis scene, hatred of the English music press, beer, football and life on the road.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 50mb, total interview length: 44' 46"; sound quality: ***


The Replacements

Profile by Blake Gumprecht, OP, July 1983

BOB STINSON drinks a lot, plays guitar loud, idolizes Steve Howe and Johnny Winter, looks like a janitor, and works as a cook in an ...

The Replacements: Hootenanny (Twin Tone)

Review by Jon Young, Trouser Press, August 1983

HOOTENANNY??! BY way of explanation, the liner notes remark that the "hoot" began as "a completely spontaneous, unrestrained event," and go on to say, "Today, ...

The Replacements: 'I Feel Lonely In A Crowd'

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Matter, December 1983

'I don't think our talent is our strong suit. I think, I don't know how to put it, it's our spirit if anything.' – Paul ...

Punk Lives: The Minutemen, Meat Puppets and SST Records

Report and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, July 1985

They don't sound like the Ramones, and they don't look like the Sex Pistols, but bands like Hüsker Dü, the Minutemen and the Meat Puppets ...

The Replacements, the Neats: Irving Plaza, New York

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, September 1985

YUM YUM! ...

Minneapolis: The Art of the Heart of the Country

Report by Laura Fissinger, Record, October 1985

IF YOU believe music comes from a state of mind rather than a state on the map, now's a good time for a look at ...

The Replacements Drink and Drive

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, November 1985

Drunk on fame? Not yet or probably ever. Paul Westerberg pours out the history of THE REPLACEMENTS to EDWIN POUNCEY in Minneapolis. ...

The Replacements: Hits From The Sticks

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, January 1986

"THEY TRY to teach you everything they think you should know and none of the things you want to know. There wasn't a class on ...

The Replacements: Tim (Sire)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Creem, March 1986


The Replacements: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, June 1986

A SECRET shame, this weakness of mine for The Replacements. Their beery rowdyism and refusal to take nuthin' serious represents everything I abhor and their ...

The Replacements: Drinking (And Drinking Lots More!)

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, September 1986

SO "WHO'S HOT?" ...

The Replacements: The Rebel Yell

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, May 1987

Describing their relationship to pop as being like 'a dirt road through an emerald city', The Replacements get Simon Reynolds all hot under the collar ...

The Replacements/Rose Of Avalanche: Town And Country Club, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, Sounds, June 1987

AS THE strains of Zep's 'Kashmir' fade into the gloom, I am confronted by an appalling sight. It is Rose Of Avalanche and, in particular, ...

The Replacements: Replacing Lost Energy

Interview by Jack Barron, Sounds, June 1987

For a group whose songs are so openly confessional, THE REPLACEMENTS' public image remains a closed book. JACK BARRON attempts to penetrate the facade of the Minneapolis boogie ...

Husker Du and The Replacements: Euphoric… Urgent... Raucous... Drunk

Profile and Interview by Andy Gill, Q, August 1987

MINNEAPOLIS: it must be something they put in the water. ...

The Replacements: The Pleasure Is All Yours

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, September 1987

FOR THE MOST part, I hate rock 'n' roll. Probably not the smartest thing to admit in print, and I wish it wasn't true. I ...

The Replacements: Let's Get Serious

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, February 1989

Strange to tell, The Replacements don't want to play with their trousers round their ankles any more. The former garage scruffs tell Paul Elliott why ...

The Replacements: Don't Tell a Soul (Sire/Reprise) ***½

Review by Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, February 1989

The Replacements' Adult Entertainment ...

The Replacements: All Shook Down (Sire/Warner Bros.)

Review by Tim Riley, Boston Phoenix, The, September 1990

Refining the metal – The Replacements shake it down ...

The Replacements: All Shook Down (Sire)

Review by Max Bell, Vox, November 1990

THE REPLACEMENTS were always Paul Westerberg's outfit and on All Shook Down one can't help but deduce that this is a solo album with the ...

The Replacements

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, November 1990

This year, singer, downtrodden writer and all-round wasted boozer PAUL WESTERBERG has given up drinking, abandoned his band and is trying to look on the ...

Paul Westerberg: The Agony Aunt Of Grunge

Interview by Andy Gill, Q, June 1993

MID-APRIL in Minneapolis. This weather is serious business. It's bitterly cold. Bob Mould, now of the mighty Sugar but then of the mighty Hüsker Dü, ...

Paul Westerberg Comes In From The Ledge

Interview by Ira Robbins, Pulse!, August 1993

Independence Day, 1991. Lincoln Park, Chicago. One by one, the Replacements — what's left of 'em, anyway — hand their instruments off to their roadies, ...

The Minneapolis Scene: Left Of The Dial

Overview by Marc Weingarten, Guitar World, August 1995

In the early Eighties, Hüsker Dü, The Replacements and a handful of other scruffy Minneapolis bands forged what is now known as indie rock. This ...

Love Untold: St. Paul's Letters To The Philistines

Profile and Interview by Jeremy Gluck, Bucketfull of Brains, 1996

"Summary: The Replacements. Not only were The Replacements the best band to come out of the entire worthless decade of the ‘80s, but Paul Westerberg ...

The Replacements: Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash/Stink EP/Hootenanny/Let It Be (Twin/Tone/Rykodisc)

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, October 2002

IT'S EARLY 1987. Amid a fug of coke-induced paranoia, unruly punk misanthropists the Replacements have snuck back into the Minneapolis studio of Twin/Tone Records. Convinced ...

The Replacements: Pleased to Meet Me

Sleevenotes by Bill Holdship, unpublished, 2008

NOTE: These are Bill Holdship's original liner notes for the new Pleased to Meet Me reissue that were replaced last year when project producer Peter ...

The Replacements: The World's Most Unsatisfied Band

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Mehr, Spin, May 2008

Nearly two decades after the Replacements' strangely quiet demise, the gloriously ramshackle catalogue of one of American underground rock's defining bands gets a proper makeover. ...

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