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The Phoenix lists ‘Let it Be’ in their post-punk pantheon

By 17.Jul.074 Comments

Last week, the Largehearted Boy linked to The Phoenix list of the ten landmark albums that made indie rock. The Replacements’ “Let it Be” barely made the Top 10, but it’s there (though it’s listed after Husker Du’s “Zen Arcade [the nerve]). The article also features a nice live version of “I Will Dare” not that I’m partial to that song at all.

Update: In the comments Sir Blasty has kindly posted a “Let it Be” outtake, Temptation Eyes.

[audio:05 temptation eyes.mp3]

I am the queen of the underground, a bad ungrateful bunny.


  • blasty says:

    Let It Be was my first taste of the Replacements, and is my favorite. Bought it back in ’84-’85, mostly on the reputation that they had built, as I hadn’t heard a single song from the album. I was hooked the moment “I Will Dare” started playing from the speakers. Very unusual that a song has an immediate impact on me, but IWD is that type of song.
    The Mats had recorded the Grass Roots’ “Temptation Eyes” during the LIB sessions, but decided not to include it, as they already had a cover song(Black Diamond) on the album.
    Download “Temptation Eyes” here:
    and decide if they picked the right song.

  • Jodi says:

    I don’t know if the picked the right one, yet. But I do know that Black Diamond sucks.

  • Placemat says:

    The Replacements? Ain’t these the guys who did that Friends song. Gwad, I love that song!

  • Jodi says:

    Yer a funny guy there Placemat.