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(Rolling Stone)   After 22 years on hiatus, legendary drunk rockers The Replacements to go on festival circuit. Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson plus two replacements will play Riot Fest this fall   (rollingstone.com) divider line 43
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2013-06-13 08:12:34 PM
Will it be one of the shows that they actually play or just kind of stumble around into their amps before walking off the stage?

/surprised any of those guys are still alive
 
2013-06-13 09:01:58 PM
It's a thin excuse to post this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEXF78SREnM
 
2013-06-13 10:07:56 PM
And they're playing in a rock and roll band.
 
2013-06-13 10:32:30 PM
♪♫ 
One foot in the door
the other one in the gutter 
♪♫ ♪
 
2013-06-14 03:34:08 AM
So they finally gave up on trying to convince Chris Mars to do it, eh.
 
2013-06-14 04:10:22 AM
assets.rollingstone.com www.krustal.com
 
2013-06-14 05:24:20 AM
I can't believe that the one and only time I saw them was one month before they stopped touring (until now).  For the record, it was decidedly NOT one of the "let's get farked up and play a short set while lying down on the stage" shows, thank god.

CSB: they played at one of my cousin's high school parties back in something like 1982 in Hastings, MN.
 
2013-06-14 06:22:06 AM
Replacement Replacements?
 
2013-06-14 06:34:43 AM
I can hardly wait.
 
2013-06-14 07:17:47 AM
Answering Machine FTW
 
2013-06-14 07:23:29 AM
To me, the Replacements were like the Pixies- a bar band that launched a thousand mediocre bar bands. Their first album was just amazing and then as Westerberg took over the band devolved into cheesy adult oriented rock and now they get to be the internet's BAND FROM THE 80S OF THE MOMENT that everyone is going to hype out the ass. It's not going to be the spiritual experience that everyone expects it to be (except to the one douche who writes the Pitchfork review) and then no one's going to mention them again.  So say "Hi" to Slint and Mission of Burma, The Replacements.
 
2013-06-14 07:52:40 AM
Great album.
paulwesterberg.com
 
2013-06-14 08:34:40 AM
Thank God they're back!

I hope they do I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU!

/wait...... you mean the Replacements didn't do the theme to FRIENDS?
 
2013-06-14 08:35:49 AM
A band from the 80s that is going strong right now?

www.pilofficial.com
 
2013-06-14 08:37:27 AM
A guy in a bar once did the whole Ancient Mariner thing to me, telling me of the Grant Park show in '91 for three hours.

I'll have to go back to that bar again, presuming any of them actually show up for this.

/saw them in '87
 
2013-06-14 09:07:38 AM
I really want to go to RiotFest.  I am nervous because all the acts I want to see are old and potentially crappy now.  A trip to Chicago makes it more attractive.

The Replacements they play in a rock and roll band. They like to party, yeah, they like to party, rock and rollin til the break of dawn.

/Hey, where's Tommy?
 
2013-06-14 09:08:59 AM
More like The Hip Replacements.
 
2013-06-14 09:12:29 AM

StoPPeRmobile: More like The Hip Replacements.


Are you saying they are a band for hipsters now?
 
2013-06-14 09:13:29 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: To me, the Replacements were like the Pixies- a bar band that launched a thousand mediocre bar bands. Their first album was just amazing and then as Westerberg took over the band devolved into cheesy adult oriented rock and now they get to be the internet's BAND FROM THE 80S OF THE MOMENT that everyone is going to hype out the ass. It's not going to be the spiritual experience that everyone expects it to be (except to the one douche who writes the Pitchfork review) and then no one's going to mention them again.  So say "Hi" to Slint and Mission of Burma, The Replacements.


Which shiatty website do you write for?
 
2013-06-14 09:41:37 AM
I've seen Paul 3 times, and it was a blast, and I am totally certain that seeing him with Tommy will be twice the blast. But without even Chris Mars, much less Bob or Slim, I have a hard time calling this The Replacements.
 
2013-06-14 10:48:39 AM
Slash is filling in for Bob.
 
2013-06-14 11:42:37 AM
Anyone like the Doobie Brothers? Because we've got one!
 
2013-06-14 11:49:54 AM
Some people in this town never shut the fark up about the Replacements. The band that coulda shoulda woulda been something big.
Surprised they're not playing a show here, really. I'm pretty sure Westerberg lives here, saw him at my eye doctor's office a couple times.
Don't care, personally. Probably because they were just a little before my time, wasn't here for the scene (such as it was), and never got into them after the fact.
 
2013-06-14 12:07:42 PM

REO-Weedwagon: Great album.
[paulwesterberg.com image 301x300]


performermag.com

Another great album.
 
2013-06-14 12:14:11 PM

Gunny Highway: SockMonkeyHolocaust: To me, the Replacements were like the Pixies- a bar band that launched a thousand mediocre bar bands. Their first album was just amazing and then as Westerberg took over the band devolved into cheesy adult oriented rock and now they get to be the internet's BAND FROM THE 80S OF THE MOMENT that everyone is going to hype out the ass. It's not going to be the spiritual experience that everyone expects it to be (except to the one douche who writes the Pitchfork review) and then no one's going to mention them again.  So say "Hi" to Slint and Mission of Burma, The Replacements.

Which shiatty website do you write for?


He's just trying to sound like Steve Albini.
 
2013-06-14 12:21:38 PM
I've seen over 1000 bands and the Replacements are one of the three worst concerts I've ever seen (Replacements- too drunk to play, Dumptruck- terrible sound, bad songs, Cappone N Noriega - not particularly great rappers, terrible lip sync) .  They are also the highest profile worst concert I've seen. Replacements were so blasted they couldn't play, the lead singer fell off the front of the stage and didn't get up for a good minute or two and didn't realize where he was.   One of the bouncers/security guys helped him off the stage.  Maybe got through 1/2 a song.   If I'm paying to see you, you better play something.  This was on a national tour.  It was embarrassing for them.

Replacements sound great on album and apparently wrote some great songs.  But I've seen better high school bands at free concerts- and those poor guys don't have great songs to play.

/CSB
//Uncool SB?
///Even bleach era Nirvana, who seemed so strung out when I saw them, could put together a convincing 45 minute set.  Handle your drugs and alcohol rockers!
////Slashies!
 
2013-06-14 12:26:38 PM
CSB

Right after 14 Songs came out, I saw Westerberg live in Dallas - I want to say at Deep Ellum Live, but I can't quite remember. I was standing right at the stage, in front of a little stairway when some one taps me on the shoulder. I turn around and see Paul Westerberg, who says: "Get out of the way, asshole."
 
2013-06-14 12:31:44 PM

erratick: I've seen over 1000 bands and the Replacements are one of the three worst concerts I've ever seen (Replacements- too drunk to play,


You didnt know their reputation before the show?
 
2013-06-14 12:58:48 PM
I'm 41 years old and consider myself far too old to road trip for music fests, but I'm a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto and 4 from Chicago and this may just be the band that drags me out of my dotage to see them live.  One of the best ever.

/ And the Replacements channel on Pandora is one of the best stations.
 
2013-06-14 01:02:39 PM
Well this thread did manage to get "I Will Dare" stuck in my head, so, uh... thanks for that, I guess.
 
2013-06-14 01:23:10 PM
All I can say about all the crazy stories about the Mats from back in the day is that I believe every single one of them. I saw Paul when he was touring by himself. Long story short, we almost got in a drunken knife figh on his tour bus which was hilarious, I gave a piece of a meteorite, and he told me stories about writing some his older songs that I had never heard before. Easily one of the coolest nights of my entire life.
 
2013-06-14 01:46:06 PM

elvindeath: I'm 41 years old and consider myself far too old to road trip for music fests, but I'm a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto and 4 from Chicago and this may just be the band that drags me out of my dotage to see them live.  One of the best ever.

/ And the Replacements channel on Pandora is one of the best stations.


Agreed.  As are the NoMeansNo station.
 
2013-06-14 01:53:52 PM

erratick: I've seen over 1000 bands and the Replacements are one of the three worst concerts I've ever seen (Replacements- too drunk to play, Dumptruck- terrible sound, bad songs, Cappone N Noriega - not particularly great rappers, terrible lip sync) .  They are also the highest profile worst concert I've seen. Replacements were so blasted they couldn't play, the lead singer fell off the front of the stage and didn't get up for a good minute or two and didn't realize where he was.   One of the bouncers/security guys helped him off the stage.  Maybe got through 1/2 a song.   If I'm paying to see you, you better play something.  This was on a national tour.  It was embarrassing for them.

Replacements sound great on album and apparently wrote some great songs.  But I've seen better high school bands at free concerts- and those poor guys don't have great songs to play.

/CSB
//Uncool SB?
///Even bleach era Nirvana, who seemed so strung out when I saw them, could put together a convincing 45 minute set.  Handle your drugs and alcohol rockers!
////Slashies!


Would you say that you left Unsatisfied?
 
2013-06-14 03:47:37 PM
i157.photobucket.com

There's nothing more sad or pathetic than punk rock nostalgia.
 
2013-06-14 03:50:04 PM

Boris S. Wort: [i157.photobucket.com image 500x353]

There's nothing more sad or pathetic than punk rock nostalgia.


Do yo uremember
Being the first punk in your town
Outlaw #1
For the t-shirt you had on
Now you stay home
Mad at the whole scene
For refusing to freeze
In 1983
Why can't all the old bands reform
Stick to playing their old songs
It ain't punk
If it ain't just like the old days
That was then, this is now
Suckling up to the sacred cow
Can leave ya stuck in the mud
With its remains
Nostalgia for an age that never existed
Nostalgia for an age that never existed
 
2013-06-14 05:24:24 PM

Boris S. Wort: [i157.photobucket.com image 500x353]

There's nothing more sad or pathetic than punk rock nostalgia.


prettymuchamazing.com

How about a Music Festival that was actually headlined by a promotional commercial.
 
2013-06-14 06:23:30 PM

Makh: And they're playing in a rock and roll band.


Hi.
 
2013-06-14 08:46:48 PM

elvindeath: I'm 41 years old and consider myself far too old to road trip for music fests, but I'm a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto and 4 from Chicago and this may just be the band that drags me out of my dotage to see them live.  One of the best ever.

/ And the Replacements channel on Pandora is one of the best stations.


I made a Pandora station based on all the bands that have chapters in the book "Our Band Could Be Your Life" : The Replacements, Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., etc.  It kicks all kinds of ass.
 
2013-06-14 09:43:08 PM
"Tim" and "Pleased to meet me"..... still play the sh*t out of those records....
 
2013-06-14 09:52:15 PM

jake_lex: elvindeath: I'm 41 years old and consider myself far too old to road trip for music fests, but I'm a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto and 4 from Chicago and this may just be the band that drags me out of my dotage to see them live.  One of the best ever.

/ And the Replacements channel on Pandora is one of the best stations.

I made a Pandora station based on all the bands that have chapters in the book "Our Band Could Be Your Life" : The Replacements, Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., etc.  It kicks all kinds of ass.


Wait, what ... you can make your own Pandora stations ?  WTF.  Maybe I need to actually play around with that thing a bit.
 
2013-06-15 12:13:02 AM
Well, the classic story is when Bob shiat in the ice bucket and sent it down on the hotel elevator to the cops in the lobby...

Stinson-era Replacements were unstoppable -- except by themselves.

I've read some stories that lead me to believe that Paul Westerberg, while a great songwriter, is a horrible human being.
 
2013-06-15 10:34:28 AM

Gunny Highway: erratick: I've seen over 1000 bands and the Replacements are one of the three worst concerts I've ever seen (Replacements- too drunk to play,

You didnt know their reputation before the show?


Not really.  I knew they had "rock star" reputation, but this was before internet.  Rockstar reputation at that time meant you were an asshole, maybe a drunken/drugged out asshole, maybe a whole group of prima donna, drunken drugged out assholes.  But it also meant you could rock.  And probably your worst drunken drugged out asshole show was more rock than other people's best shot.  The replacements were not able to do that.  They were in fact, an examplar of how not to do a gig.
 
2013-06-15 03:00:55 PM
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fark you Paul. fark you as well Tommy.
Just let it be.
 
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