Westerberg makes “Bastards”-like cameo in Glen Campbell video

“Westerberg — who has been out of the public eye for about five years now and famously didn’t appear in the Replacements’ video for “Bastards of Young” — makes a surprising yet typically coy cameo appearance in the video for the title track of Campbell’s acclaimed new album, “Ghost on the Canvas.” The video actually starts off as a direct homage to and/or imitation of the classic “Bastards” clip, with Westerberg playing the part of the dude loafing on the couch staring at the stereo speaker. Paul reappears throughout, too (though not as part of the weirdly hip, young band behind Campbell). The Minneapolis music legend’s involvement makes sense (sort of) if you know that he wrote the “Ghost” song for Campbell. And if you’re a fan, you should know it right away upon hearing the song — classic Westerberg”.

Westerberg makes Bastards-like cameo in Glen Campbell video

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6 Comments

  1. Neil 01.Nov.11 at 8:58 pm

    Awesome. Good to see Paul. Really cool nod to Bastards. Glen Campbell is great…I like his new album, too. I like this song more and more as I keep hearing it. Maybe now that Paul is finished supporting Glen, he’ll get the itch to record some new stuff.

  2. Jake 02.Nov.11 at 9:34 am

    It was great seeing Paul again…..he is too damn good to not do anything anymore.

  3. Matt 03.Nov.11 at 8:51 am

    I love the song. I love the replacements reference. I love that Paul is in it. Love love love.

  4. erik 03.Nov.11 at 6:49 pm

    Glen did incredible justice to Paul’s version of “Ghost on the Canvas” i wonder who had the artistic input of the video concept and the nod to the Replacements in Glen’s video? Hopefully Paul gets some acknowledgement when they honor Glen at the country music awards.

  5. erik 06.Nov.11 at 9:04 am

    check out response and news regarding Glen, Paul, and the Replacements on Men Without Ties page

  6. Freddy 16.Jun.12 at 9:00 am

    The “weirdly hip, young band” consists of Campbell’s children. They also make up most of his touring band. I saw them in Louisville the other night and one of Campbell’s sons mentioned Paul Westerberg before they played “Any Trouble”, which Westerberg wrote.