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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, 14 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; file size: 43mb, 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 ...

The Replacements: Howling Trade Winds From Minneapolis

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 9 February 1985

The Replacements tell how the wonderful world of pop has saved them from gutters! crime! Sympathetic hearing, Richard Grabel. ...

Pop Perplexity — Disintegrating the Replacements Way

Interview by Roy Trakin, LA Weekly, 9 May 1985

And if I act a bit obscene, That's just because I'm a human being. — New York Dolls, 'Human Being' Somewhere there's somebody throwin' up. — ...

Punk Lives: The Minutemen, Meat Puppets and SST Records

Report and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 18 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, 28 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, 9 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, 11 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, 7 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: Pleased To Meet Me (Sire)

Review by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 9 May 1987

THE WELCOME return of the world's most talented buncha winos. This time the noise that Minneapolis's finest are making sounds like a celebration of sorts. ...

The Replacements: The Rebel Yell

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 16 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: Pleased To Meet Me (Sire 255571 LP/Cass/CD)

Review by Andy Gill, Q, June 1987

Replacements: razor rasping, ringing, stinging US rock'n'roll ...

The Replacements: Taking Out The Trash

Report and Interview by Michele Kirsch, New Musical Express, 13 June 1987

Yup, THE REPLACEMENTS, infamous Kiss fans cum tack rock merchants, have cleaned up and become, in their own words, a respectable "showband", with a brilliant ...

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

Live Review by Mat Snow, Sounds, 27 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, 27 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 ...

Jim Dickinson and the New Low-Fi

Interview by Tony Scherman, Musician, November 1987

Wherein a dangerous redneck weirdo becomes studio godfather to post-punk's finest. ...

The Replacements: Palladium, Hollywood CA

Live Review by Don Waller, LA Weekly, 17 December 1987

MAYBE IT was Paul Westerberg's case of the flu. Maybe it was the Hollywood Palladium, up to its usual acousticks. But if this was the ...

The Replacements: Let's Get Serious

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 4 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, 9 February 1989

The Replacements' Adult Entertainment ...

The Replacements: Palladium, Hollywood CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 1989

Replacements Aren't Replaceable at Palladium ...

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

Review by Tim Riley, The Boston Phoenix, 21 September 1990

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

The Replacements: All Shook Down (Sire)

Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 23 September 1990

IN WHICH Paul Westerberg completes the progression from unruly rocker with a tender heart to tender-hearted tunesmith given to rock spasms. All Shook Down erupts ...

The Replacements: All Shook Down (Reprise/Sire)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Musician, November 1990

THE REPLACEMENTS' first two major-label albums after establishing themselves as an indie/cult/critics success — Tim ('85) and Pleased to Meet Me ('87) — contained no ...

The Replacements: All Shook Down (Sire 7599-26298)

Review by Martin Aston, Q, November 1990

THE MINNEAPOLIS band's eighth album confirms the scurvy garage-band thrill of Stink or 1985's Tim has well and truly passed on. A sharp variety of ...

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, 10 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 ...

Replacements R.I.P.

Interview by Amy Linden, Spin, December 1990


The Replacements: Palladium, Hollywood CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 21 January 1991

The Replacements Face Their Future ...

One more time for the Replacements

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 21 February 1991

WHEN WE LAST left the Replacements – autumn 1990 – the band was at a crossroads. Paul Westerberg, the singer-songwriter-guitarist, was proud of a sharp ...

The Replacements: The Marquee, London

Live Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 27 April 1991


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 ...

Paul Westerberg: Former Angry Young Man Now a Bit Amused

Interview by Amy Linden, New York Daily News, 6 May 1996

Paul Westerberg wears the crown of pop punk king very reluctantly ...

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: Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?

Report and Interview by Bill Holdship, MOJO, June 2006

IT SEEMED UNLIKELY that legendary American pre-grunge band the Replacements would ever reunite. In fact, bassist Tommy Stinson — who's played with Axl Rose's current ...

The Replacements: Pleased to Meet Me

Sleeve and programme notes 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. ...

Bob Mehr: Trouble Boys – The True Story of the Replacements

Book Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 10 March 2016

A new biography dives deep into the "'80s punk underdogs" epic, tragic story. ...

Bob Mehr: Trouble Boys – The True Story Of The Replacements (Da Capo)

Book Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, April 2016

IN RECENT YEARS there's been a shift in the way the Replacements are regarded. While for those in the know, they've always been adored, there ...

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