Archive for the 'The Replacements' Category

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 […]

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Like Thurston Moore and Rob Sheffield before him, AD contributor j. neas reflects on, and laments, the art of the (actual) mixtape. Now, raise your hand if you’ve created a muxtape (yes, I’m guilty). Part one of two. – AD “I spent hours putting that cassette together. To me, making a tape is like writing […]

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Mats fans have something to look forward to this Spring, as the band’s Twin/Tone catalog is finally getting the deluxe reissue treatment, remastered, and chock full of demos, unreleased outtakes, etc, etc. (April 22 via Rhino). Fans of the the band’s latter era albums also take note, as the Sire catalog reissues are tentatively set […]

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

It’s no secret we love Blair, and are super-excited she’s just re-located form her native New Orleans to Los Angeles (look for upcoming live dates). Staying busy, she recently just finished up an EP of covers, including her take on The Replacements “Androgynous,” off the Mats 1984 LP Let It Be. Blair performs tonight, at […]