New Paul Westerberg: 3oclockreep & Finally Here Once

You can download the album which is called “3oclockreep” from Tunecore for $3.99. It consists of two tracks, one called “3oclockreep” which clocks in at 20:08 and the other called “Finally Here Once” which comes in at 3:27. I think Our Man Paul is trying to nickel and dime us to death. I haven’t downloaded either song yet. But I think something must be up, I mean this is odd.

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  1. Jimdracula 27.Aug.08 at 3:08 pm

    Westerberg, The Flying Dutchman with yarbles to spare.

  2. Jodi 27.Aug.08 at 3:11 pm

    Have you listened to it yet? I haven’t because I am babysitting my nephews and they’re napping and I refuse to wake them up with loud rock and roll.

  3. Jimdracula 27.Aug.08 at 3:21 pm

    Not in its entirety, just fits & starts…Paul sounds like a troubled teen…I just hope he’s not neglecting his studies.

  4. karenripington 27.Aug.08 at 3:25 pm

    What the heck is he holding in his hand in that photo?

  5. Jimdracula 27.Aug.08 at 3:32 pm

    looks like a devotchka…

  6. Jodi 27.Aug.08 at 3:32 pm

    Karen, even zooming in I can’t figure out what the heck it is.

  7. Jodi 27.Aug.08 at 3:34 pm

    What the hell is a devotchka ( i mean besides the band)?

  8. Jimdracula 27.Aug.08 at 3:39 pm

    droog speak for “girl”…”Hot Un”

  9. scott 27.Aug.08 at 4:45 pm

    So is there any place to buy the original 49:00 if, say, hypothetically, a fan missed it because he’s so freakin’ old skool (or just old) that he’s never bought any mp3s before, still preferring actual hard copies of everything?

  10. Dee Dee 27.Aug.08 at 6:42 pm

    Jodi has never read a clockwork orange? Miss bookclub? eh?

    Regarding nickle and dime, how else does one pay for the now-needed lawyers?

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  12. Jodi 27.Aug.08 at 7:21 pm

    No Dee Dee Smarty Pants. I’ve never read A Clockwork Orange. i found the movie so detestable that I never went back to read the book.

    I can’t talk about these new releases right now, because I CAN’T DOWNLOAD THEM.

    I’m an idiot and used an e-check instead of my credit card (because I am not so good with the paypal) and they won’t let me download it until my “check” clears which they’re thinking might be oh, MONDAY!


  13. Placemat 27.Aug.08 at 7:38 pm

    It’s OK. I’ve only run thru it once, but nothing to go crackers about. By that I mean it’s not 49:00.

    The stand alone track is fine but the theater theme strikes me as a gimmick before the tune ends.

    The long track sounds like 49:00 B-sides (is that possible?).

    At the half way mark it turns to old studio chatter with Paul, Tommy & Tom Waits. Interesting…they stumble thru a few tunes, never really starting & finishing any of ’em.

    Closes with a Blues number, & funny Paul bit.

  14. Jodi 27.Aug.08 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for making me jealous. Crackers.

  15. jay 27.Aug.08 at 8:56 pm

    Crackers! Im feeling it.

  16. Jodi 27.Aug.08 at 8:57 pm

    I am going to start censoring all you bastards!

  17. Eric 27.Aug.08 at 8:57 pm

    Paul is weird. And rad.

  18. jay 27.Aug.08 at 9:00 pm

    3:18 seconds- A “We are the Normal” Chorus…nice. He should have kept that one for himself instead of giving it to the freaking Goo Goo Dolls. And was that A Reatards prop I heard? Sweet.

  19. Jimdracula 27.Aug.08 at 9:05 pm

    I was like dazed, O my brothers, & could not viddy very clear, but I am sure Paul, Tommy, & Tom Dubya, circa 1988, gots tore up from the floor up….

    or as Westerberg succinctly put it: “The three drunkest men on earth.”

  20. jay 27.Aug.08 at 9:12 pm

    This song has old Replacements demos on it…and my ass if thats not Tommy I hear.

  21. jay 27.Aug.08 at 9:14 pm

    these 2 tracks are special me thinks.

  22. Jodi 27.Aug.08 at 9:16 pm

    I am officially ignoring you, until my “check” clears.

  23. Placemat 27.Aug.08 at 10:13 pm

    The song about crackers, rocks!

  24. Jodi 27.Aug.08 at 10:16 pm

    I hate you all and hope you are happy about making a girl cry. CRY! crackers.

  25. neil 27.Aug.08 at 10:48 pm

    I’m hearing “Everyone Wants To Be Famous” for the 2nd time right now.

    Worth the price alone.


  26. Nobody 28.Aug.08 at 7:45 am

    3oclockreeps reminds me of the Norfolk show where you wondering when the wreck will stop and then he goes and sings something that breaks your heart. I can’t believe you are complaining new material. “Finally Here Once” is as well crafted and straight forward as anything he’s done. I’m really liking 21st century Paul.

  27. karenripington 28.Aug.08 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for zooming in on the photo Jodi!

  28. karenripington 28.Aug.08 at 10:13 am

    Hey Nobody, are you talking about that outdoor show in the pouring rain?

  29. Nobody 28.Aug.08 at 10:48 am

    No the last one with his only friends at the norva…it was fantastic

  30. Dfactor 29.Aug.08 at 12:27 am

    Sweet! Another gift from the Gods! What’s Paul on lately? MonaVie Acai Juice? Wow, what a run he’s making! It’s his own Olympics and Prez election rolled into one. I love Finally Here Once – on one listen. Crystal clear and rockin’…

    Just downloaded 3oclockreep – can’t wait to hear it. Thanks for the heads up, Jodi.

    More refreshing Westerberg ennui at my blog.

  31. Some Guy 29.Aug.08 at 11:13 am

    Ok, so here’s a question to ponder: Is this whole “throw something up online for download as soon as its finished and record companies be damned thing” more than just a phase or an experiment? Have we seen the last of Paul releasing a physical album through a record label?

    And would that be a good or bad thing?

  32. jaytaco 29.Aug.08 at 4:47 pm

    I love the Go to Hell song. Reminds me of the Chilton ere produced sessions. Sounds like it would go well as a Nowhere is My Home b-side. LOOOOOVVVEEEEEE the bridge followed by classic Mats era scream to end it.

  33. Jonathon 29.Aug.08 at 9:18 pm

    There’s always more to Paul than meets the eye. He’s doing this deliberately. I think there could be a couple reasons. Either he makes more money issuing music this way or he feels like he has more freedom to create the album without the stress, expectations, packaging, etc. crap involved in a physical CD release. It’s his music, on his terms, without exception. And frankly, even if he is nickel and diming us, he deserves the money for what he’s doing.

  34. jay 29.Aug.08 at 11:19 pm

    In all seriousness, I do hear an update or an answer. I hear a follow up to bastards and sadly beautiful.
    And the same shitty production and sentiment I heard in Fuck School 20 years ago, well, I hear the exact same follow up in (Tell ’em all) Go to Hell. Its exactly what I’ve always loved about Paul. Hes the same guy, just making music that’s his age. He’s never changed his POV, just his perspective through time. He’s always been the same guy with the same moral(dont know if thats exactly the right word) code, and as he’s aged, so have I.
    I feel like hes been lost the last decade. And the music he’s making now is the exact live 1-take spirit that makes Sorry Ma my favorite album of all time. I pretty much put all my musical hopes in a box set rarites Twin/Tone release.
    They coulda boxed this last months effort in a box and sold it for 80 bucks and told me it was from 86, and I woulda bought it hook line and sinker.
    Pretty amazing stuff coming outta a 50 year olds basement in Minnesota.
    He’s almost 50 lol.

  35. Jimdracula 30.Aug.08 at 1:59 am

    I hear a call to arms…Howlin’ at the moon. Fuck. It’s not the years, it’s the mileage…I raise a gun.

  36. blasty 30.Aug.08 at 8:00 am

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  37. Jay 30.Aug.08 at 8:16 am

    Good point blasty, good point.

  38. blasty 30.Aug.08 at 8:26 am

    Thanks Jay. Glad that you understand complete nonsense….

  39. blasty 30.Aug.08 at 8:29 am

    Hey, Jay.

    How is it looking down there in the way of hurricanes? Are you in the path of the storm?

  40. Jay 30.Aug.08 at 8:55 am

    Im in Austin. Just turns to heavy rain by the time it gets to us.

  41. blasty 30.Aug.08 at 9:21 am

    Well, heavy rain is bad enough, but glad to hear you’re not in the hurricane zone.

    Now, back on subject:

    It was mentioned on other boards, but “Finally Once Here” sounds like PW’s lyrics to the melody of InXs’ song “This Time”.
    Wonder if PW is pushing the copyright laws by doing this? On purpose?

  42. jay 30.Aug.08 at 9:37 am

    Wow. That’s pretty funny. I definately hear it back to back lol. I hope he did ape it…cuz Westy stealing from INXS makes me laugh. Hope covers Don’t Change next;)

  43. Jimdracula 30.Aug.08 at 3:41 pm

    Daar heb ik schijt aan clockreep

  44. blasty 30.Aug.08 at 4:13 pm

    onzin in veelvoudige talen

  45. Jodi 30.Aug.08 at 4:16 pm

    One more nonsense comment and I will kick BOTH of your asses. Got it?

  46. Jimdracula 30.Aug.08 at 5:08 pm

    Now you’re talkin’…However, I was speaking Dutch, my tongval native (see clockreep)… & Blasty was speaking, uh, fluent babble, or for the erudite…babel.

  47. RJ 30.Aug.08 at 6:47 pm

    Gustav is expected to land just west of Houma, Louisiana. We have several Paul & Laurie posters (some living in the same house!) who will be more affected than folks in Austin and I’d like to say Good Luck to all of you, in any language.

  48. blasty 30.Aug.08 at 8:13 pm

    Hmmmm…..onzin in veelvoudige talen is babble?

    Must be Dutch babble.