Archive for the 'The Replacements' Category

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

(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 gets up to when I say that it’s probably been a while since you’ve been in a full-on […]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

(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 follow up to Pleased to Meet Me. They enlisted Tony Berg as the producer and set to it. And although the […]

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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 later determined that the years of substance abuse had simply worn his body out. He was 35. Bob Stinson’s life […]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

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 in Chicago. At this point, the version of the band that shambled into the park were half of […]

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

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] captured a moment. The one overriding thing that’s always been in the back of my head: It’s a […]

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

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 Westerberg’s “rebel without a clue” line from the Mats “I’ll Be You.” When asked about Petty’s nicking of the lyric, […]

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 […]