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Jim Walsh, DeRogatis and Kot discuss ‘Let it Be’ on Sound Opinions this weekend

By 04.Oct.078 Comments

So now that we got that Craft thing out of the way what’s next for the wayward Westerberg fan to look forward to? Why Jim Walsh’s book The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History, due out November 15th.

And as exciting as that is, there’s even more!

Thanks to my pal the Largehearted Boy, I learned that Mr. Jim Walsh is gonna be on Sound Opinions this week with Chicago rock critics Greg Kot and Jim Derogatis discussing The Replacements’ best ever (oh yes, I said it) album “Let it Be.”

Minnesotans, we get to hear Sound Opinions on 89.3 The Current at 9 a.m. Saturday morning (October 6th). Those of you who are not in Minnesota can check the station listing to see when it’s playing on your local public radio station, or wait a few days and just stream it from the Sound Opinions site.

This should prove to be interesting. I don’t know if it was Kot or DeRogatis, but one of them totally panned the Paul Westerberg and His Only Friends Band at The Rivera in Chicago back in 2005.


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


  • david says:

    I am looking forward to the book, but am doubtful that it will best the Replacements chapter in Our Band Could Be Your Life (my favorite nonfiction music book).

  • Jodi says:

    I am going into ‘All Over But the Shouting’ already biased. Jim Walsh has been quite influential on my own writing and music listening habits. The book will have to be really, very, awesomely, truly bad for me not to think it’s the best thing ever.

    And I love Our Band Could Be Your Life. In fact, I think I might have to get that back from my sister so I can read that chapter again, just so I can make a more informed decision on declaring Jim Walsh the best.

  • koharski says:

    I’m intimately familiar with this book and can tell you that it will indeed trump Azerrad’s Mats chapter, good as TBCBYL is. Pity Paul and Tommy didn’t want to partake, but Jim did a wonderful job pulling gems from interviews over the years to supplement the brilliant yarns and insights he gathered from some truly notable folks as well people in the “just a fan” category. In the end, the main knocks on this book will be the principles’lack of participation and the fact that old-school fans from back in the day will recognize even the most obtuse secondary sources (all of which are meticulously footnoted), but at $15 on Amazon it should hardly be a disappointment to even casual fans. And until PW writes his own book, it’s highly doubtful anyone will trump Jim’s opus.

  • honkywithahaton says:

    You can stream it or download it now, before the show airs (in MPLS anyway), at the sound opinions website.

  • mimi says:

    ONLY 15 bucks?! im so excited for this book. paul & tommy didnt partake? i guess im not really surprised.

  • JimDracula says:

    Thank you Blasty, but something tells me this “I Will Dare” lyric debate will go on & on (which side are you on?)