The Memphis Flyer has an interview with Jim Dickinson, producer of Pleased to Meet Me.
Flyer: How did you get the assignment to work on Pleased To Meet Me?
Dickinson: Through their management. I don’t think the Replacements knew who I was. What bass player Tommy Stinson told me later — they’d just fired lead guitarist Bob Stinson [Tommy’s brother] — was that they’d come to Memphis to break up. They’d had it planned that they were going to kind of theatrically combust. But we got to cutting demos, and it started working. They had never played as a trio, but it seemed to work, and so we started the project.
And the Louisville Courier-Journal provides a guide for rediscovering The Replacements.
New York magazines recommends the re-issues.
Okay, this piece from a blog called Lakes and Trees about visiting Minneapolis and playing “Where’s Westerberg?” made me laugh.