Replacements Reissues This Spring

MatsThe first round of remastered, expanded Replacements reissues will be released on April 22, 2008, according to Billboard. The albums “were prepped for reissue by Replacements manager Peter Jesperson, with involvement from the surviving band members.”

This batch covers the band’s Twin Tone releases. The next batch, due later this year, will cover their Sire catalog.

Complete bonus material track listing after the jump…

Here is the bonus material for the Replacements reissues (previously unissued tracks marked with *):

Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash:

“Raised in the City,” live, 1980 – demo*

“Shutup,” live, 1980 – demo*

“Don’t Turn Me Down,” live, 1980 – demo*

“Shape Up,” live, 1980 – demo*

“You Ain’t Gotta Dance,” studio demo*

“Get on the Stick,” studio demo*

“Oh Baby,” studio demo*

“Like You,” outtake*

“Get Lost,” outtake*

“A Toe Needs a Shoe,” outtake*

“Customer,” alternate take*

“Basement Jam,” rehearsal*

“If Only You Were Lonely”


“Staples in Her Stomach,” outtake*

“Hey, Good Lookin’,” outtake*

“(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock,” outtake*

“You’re Getting Married,” solo home demo*


“Lookin’ for Ya”

“Junior’s Got a Gun,” outtake – rough mix*

“Ain’t No Crime,” outtake*

“Johnny Fast,” outtake – rough mix*

“Treatment Bound,” alternate version*

“Lovelines,” alternate vocal*

“Bad Worker,” solo home demo*

Let It Be:

“20th Century Boy”

“Perfectly Lethal,” outtake*

“Temptation Eyes,” outtake*

“Answering Machine,” solo home demo*

“Heartbeat — It’s a Lovebeat,” outtake – rough mix*

“Sixteen Blue,” outtake – alternate vocal*

6 thoughts on “Replacements Reissues This Spring”

  1. One complaint: there are a few notable omissions from the bonus tracks of material which was even legitimately released which is not on these reissues: “Nowhere Is My Home”, “Hey Good Lookin’ (Live)”, and the entirety of When The Shit Hits The Fans…

    Otherwise, bring ’em on!!

  2. Big time! I agree. “nowhere is my home” is a sad omission. Produced by Alex Chilton no less. Where’s the irony?

    Though via my pal Pepper Barry (former LA. roommate of Tommy Stinson.., a tour is gonna happen. How ’bout that?

  3. You mean Axl will let Tommy leave GnR for a spell? I thought that was the reason why he couldn’t be formerly listed on Westerberg’s Mono/Stereo release, something about some insane rule that Axl laid down on all GnR band members. At one time, there’s no doubt that Tommy was getting paid more from GnR than what he would have gotten through a Mats reunion, but now I have to believe that Axl’s going through a little bit of financial strain.

    Regardless, these reissues are good news as my original cd pressing of Let It Be has always sucked. Wonder if the Sire stuff will include the mix of Pleased To Meet Me without all the horns and shit.

  4. Does anyone really believe there will be an actual tour? I hate when this rumor starts up. Has anyone heard about Chris touching a drum set in the last several years? I really don’t want to see a Replacements show that isn’t Paul, Tommy, Slim and Chris.

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