Sheer visceral force and great songs ignite Replacements in Chicago | MinnPost

To that end, the sight of fans of all ages from all over the world singing along to words to songs that are normally heretofore experienced exclusively in solitude, and the sea of scrunched-up faces and thrusting fists during “Bastards of Young” brought to mind something I wrote in the introduction to my 2007 book, “The Replacements: All Over But The Shouting: An Oral History”: “At the moment of this writing, there are rumors flying about a Replacements reunion. Check that. They aren’t rumors. They’re wishes. And they’re being cast out there by a bunch of newbies and grownups who don’t necessarily want to go out and drink and get stupid with the ‘Mats, but who want to know that those songs, all those great songs, are alive, being played across the land somewhere, gleaning new meaning and perspectives.”

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