One more chance to get it all wrong, or maybe get it half right?

This thread startin’ business is all complicated & shit…

Everybody read the Spin article, right?  All of a sudden Tommy has done a 180, & it seems the fabled reunion isn’t so much a fairy tale but a possibility.

I would never fault anyone for a pay check.  & If it happens, I’ll go, probably on more than one occasion.  Still, I can’t help being turned off by the idea.  The Mats have been many things over the years, but an oldies act sure-as-shit ain’t one of ‘em.

& I’m sorry, fuck precedence, it’s just not the Mats without Christopher Mars behind the kit.  If the man don’t wanna play, the man don’t wanna play.

However, if Paul & Tommy went into the studio/basement together & cut a new record…Then decided to tour in support…Now, that’s something I could get behind.  I could care less what the called themselves. Y’know they’re gonna bust out all the oldies, but the new material changes everything.

Even more than that, between Paul & Tommy, I think there’s real potential for a fantastic album.  & I  would love to hear it.

Curious about everyone’s opinion in regards to a Mats reunion.  & Let’s hear a little noise regarding a Paul & Tommy record.

Side Note:  Lately whenever there are rumors of a  Mats reunion, the Pixies are inevitably mentioned.  I just watched “Loud, Quiet, Loud” & the Pixies are the most un-fun band in the world.   Sesh, what’s the fucking point?

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  1. Jimdracula 08.May.08 at 8:24 pm

    fuck the Pixies…that’s right, fuck ’em I say.

    Mats reunion won’t fly, nay, shouldn’t fly w/out Chris.

  2. Jake 08.May.08 at 8:33 pm

    Lets go to chris’s house and convince him…..

  3. Jimdracula 08.May.08 at 8:44 pm

    Think it’s Westerberg who’ll have to convince Chris…& maybe bring that Brenda Lee 45 for backup…

  4. jay 08.May.08 at 9:00 pm

    Indeed…fuck the pixies.

  5. Jake 08.May.08 at 9:04 pm

    All he has to do is apologize for lay it down clown…..

  6. Jay 08.May.08 at 9:29 pm

    I dont mind lay it down clown.
    New poll jodi:
    worst mats song ever scribed.
    Need to think about this one…

  7. Jodi 08.May.08 at 9:46 pm

    Tats’ a great idea! gimme two songs, and I’ll toss them up there

    Lay it down clown vs. Does of thunder? We’ll inherit the earth?

  8. blasty 09.May.08 at 6:47 am

    I’m not so sure that I’m happy to see a poll for worst mats song on a mats fan board…..I can’t imagine that any artist wants to read about people arguing over the worst thing he’s done on a board dedicated to his work.

    It’s like your parents arguing over which child they like the least.
    And let me tell ya…it hurts like hell (*breaks down sobbing- makes a sandwich- feels better-breakdances*)

  9. Jake 09.May.08 at 8:16 am

    I don’t mind lay it down clown either. honestly the mats could shit in a box and i’d call it gold

  10. Some Guy 09.May.08 at 8:38 am

    Re: The Pixies. I think the comparison people want to draw is that, like The Mats, The Pixies’ stature and popularity grew tremendously after their breakup and people were worried that all that would be tarnished by a reunion, but in fact the reunion was a huge success critically, commercially, etc. Of course on the other hand there was that Sex Pistols’ reunion, but let’s just pretend that never happened.

    I agree with Placemat. Have Paul and Tommy get together, cut some new material, go out and tour for it while also playing some Mats’ tunes, some Paul tunes, some Tommy tunes. Don’t call it The Replacements. Don’t even call it a reunion. Just keep making great music and having fun.

    And Lay It Down Clown is horrendous.

  11. Jimdracula 09.May.08 at 11:22 am

    I always thought the Pixies were overrated, so fuck ’em on that count too…there’s a new thread for you…overrated indie darlings.

  12. jay 09.May.08 at 7:55 pm

    A star is Bored
    Worst. Song. Ever.

  13. Jake 09.May.08 at 8:09 pm

    Completely off subject but did anyone else get fucked on their stimulus money? I filed electronically and since i had my fees taken out of my tax return i don’t get my direct deposit and have to wait a month and a half for a paper check. Oh i am fucked…..Damn I.R.S. “a person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all”

  14. Jay 09.May.08 at 9:28 pm

    i havent gotten or hear a damn thing since ive filed.

  15. Jay 09.May.08 at 9:30 pm

    And Mono was Paul and Tommy…
    love that grandpabot video…if thats not tommy, then color me crazy.

  16. Jay 09.May.08 at 9:31 pm

    errrr…grandpaboy i mean…though i do like the idea of a grandpabot…with lasers

  17. Jimdracula 09.May.08 at 11:34 pm

    Blasty, you actually think Westerberg reads these boards?

  18. Jay 10.May.08 at 7:05 am

    or even has a computer?

  19. Jake 10.May.08 at 8:26 am

    Or even gives a shit?

  20. Jake 10.May.08 at 8:27 am

    I would never sell it but how much do you think an all shook down lp is worth?

  21. jay 10.May.08 at 10:15 am

    40-70 bucks usually.

  22. Jake 10.May.08 at 4:42 pm

    Yeah if i found some crazy mats fan i could pull $200

  23. blasty 13.May.08 at 3:20 pm

    Find a crazy mats fan?

    That’s unpossible!

  24. Jake 14.May.08 at 10:13 am

    I know ….gee where could i find one?? Nah im not selling it ever