Jun 10 2013

Slim Dunlap’s long, difficult recovery inspires star-studded Songs for Slim project | Local Current Blog | The Current from Minnesota Public Radio

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The entire Songs for Slim project was spearheaded by former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson, who now works at New West Records, with additional support from Twin Cities writer PD Larson and Tommy Stinson’s manager Ben Perlstein. Jesperson says he got the idea to do a benefit album within days of hearing about Dunlap’s stroke. via

Aug 12 2009

Aquarium Drunkard has an awesome, awesome discussion of Can’t Hardly Wait (and even a Part II). Read all the comments, and prepare to lose a chunk of your afternoon. I love Can’t Hardly Wait (I have 26 versions of it in my iTunes, and that’s only because I am too lazy to go cherry pick

Apr 11 2009

johnny knoxville’s top 10 songs used on jackass I’m not gonna tell you which song it was. However, I did really like this side note: * On a side note, I fucking love The Replacements, and prolly the biggest compliment I ever received was from Tommy himself. He really likes jackass, and one time in

Nov 20 2008

Comedy Central has a list of the Five Funniest Replacements Songs. Oddly enough, “Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out” and “Gary’s Got a Boner” are not on the list. DFactor points out that Tommy’s got second billing on the Chinese Democracy myspace page. You can also listen to a stream of the album. Are you gonna

Nov 14 2008

In the Blogs: Kiss Me on the Bus is on the radio right this second edition

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Jim Walsh has nice conversation with Chris Mars about art and his fabulous book Tolerance. In case you missed it in the comments, you can hear our own DFactor covering Color Me Impressed. Also from the comments, Useless Doug points us to his treatise on TV on the Radio, pop music and The Replacements. MN

Oct 22 2008

There ain’t much going on in blogland. Jim Walsh wrote about Chris Mar’s Tolerance for the MinnPost and Aquarium Drunkard has a phenomenal write up of the Sire-years reissues. And about 1000 vacuous bloggers put their iPods on shuffle and randomly listed 10 songs without any context whatsoever. Go read a book. I’ve just started

Oct 15 2008

In the Blogs: The back from hiatus edition & Bonus video!

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Our own Zook ran across this article in the Jersey Beat about the reissues and said it was nice to see someone talking about Don’t Tell a Soul. I haven’t read it because I am too busy making my award-winning chili. Everybody and their sister have reviewed the recent reissues, here are a few: Blurt

Sep 25 2008

The Village Voice’s Sound of the City blog has a new Q&A with Laurie Lindeen and includes this gem: Was there anything you included that upon reflection you’d have preferred to leave out? When I got the final edits, I got a long letter from my editor saying something like either you develop the characters

Sep 24 2008

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

Sep 17 2008

Rhino’s got a listening party going for the next four Replacements’ reissues due out next week. And according to one Mr. Jay Taco the demo of Kiss Me on the Bus is good (fuckballs good, apparently). In case you missed it in the comments, Robert from Mulberry Panda has an extensive (and good) piece about