After the Replacements went soft, the Magnolias were the verge of usurping the crown of messy teenage ambivalence from their older Minneapolis brethren.
Not too many people, according to a Billboard article announcing the expanded reissues of the Replacements‘ final four albums for Sire Records. Buried in the penultimate paragraph, we learn this sad little nugget: In April, Rhino reissued the Replacements’ first three albums and an EP for hometown Minneapolis label Twin Tone. They’ve since sold 22,000 … Continue reading Who cares about the Replacements?
An amazing document of classic American punk rock. It’s a multi-camera video of an entire 1981 Replacements show. YouTuber THX1968 explains: “Recorded live at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 5th, 1981. The album Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash had been released on August 25th, 1981.” I think it’s also … Continue reading The Replacements: Live Video from 1981
The 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 … Continue reading Replacements Reissues This Spring
TwinTone has some classic live Replacements video from a show in September, 1981: “These clips are presented as they were recorded live… in set order and very much with the tuning that troubled the night.” Via Chromewaves.