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Band: The Replacements

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Band: The Replacements

Postby Angriest_Dragon on Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:23 am

I checked and we haven't done them yet somehow.
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Postby connor on Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:52 am

I really thought we did them, but ok.

I feel kind of ho-hum towards this band. They've done some boring shit, but they've done some fairly entertaining stuff too. I will say that everytime I've listened to a bootleg of an early 80s show, I've been pretty impressed. So crazy, so energetic. But then there's their studio stuff. And the ballads.

I really like that song "Seen Your Video." "Bastards of Young," "Left of the Dial," and "Alex Chilton" are pretty cool too.

However, I consider the Tim version of "Can't Hardly Wait" to be one of the top 50 rock songs of all time (not the version on Pleased to Meet Me with all the horns and shit). I think you can find this version on that compilation they put out in the mid-90s.

Overall: CRAP. Waffle factor: 7.

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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:58 am

I agree with your CRAP vote. Waffle factor and all.
The closest we've come to doing them is an Either/Or of them versus Husker Du
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Postby shagboy on Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:31 am

not crap, with highest possible waffle factor. the most flimsy great band that i like.
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Postby Superking on Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:06 pm

I give them a Not Crap sans waffle factor, as long as I don't have to analyze the crap they did right now...

I love the Replacements. I even love Pleased To Meet Me. My favorite is Let It Be. I didn't even mind All Shook Down at the time, but Don't Tell a Soul always depressed me. Don't know why.

Wow, the waffle factor is getting brighter as I wake up a lil' this morning....

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Postby Angus Jung on Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:06 pm

Back in the day, Steve Albini went against virtually everybody in the indie rock world when he called out this band as being overrated CRAP, and he was right.

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Postby tmidgett on Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:06 am

the last couple records are truly dreadful

it's funny to go back and listen to a band you like go down the tubes like that. i always make excuses for them at the time.

it's not really that funny

_stink_ and _let it be_ hold up pretty well, still. a lot of _tim_ is good. that was their transition album from 'totally slipshod' to 'totally overworked.'

it's all flimsier than i thought at the time, but it's also easy for me to see why it affected me as much as it did. which was quite a bit.

not crap
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:37 am

CRAP.

:WF: zero

After being a huge teenage Husker Du fan, and constantly reading The Replacements being mentioned in articles relating to seminal post hardcore bands of the Du's ilk, I finally checked them out.

"wtf?!?" my teen-self thought.

Crap songs with a crap sound.

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Postby placeholder on Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:37 am

Slapdick punk rock. Slapdick bar rock. Slapdick college rock. "The Ledge" is okay.

CRAP.
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Postby Mark Lansing on Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:01 am

I'm amazed so many people are bad-mouthing the 'Mats. They're one of my favorite bands ever. The whole drunken sot factor gets played up FAR too much (though they admittedly played into it themselves) ... on a good night they were a tight and frantic rock band, and the records up through Pleased To Meet Me range from very good to brilliant. Whatever they did on their last two albums (or as solo artists) will never take away how I immediately fell in love with "I Will Dare," and "Heyday" and "Left Of The Dial" the first time I heard 'em.

I'm gonna listen to Sorry Ma ... right now. Not crap.
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Postby the seaward on Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:10 am

One of my favorite bands.

Not Crap.

The new Westerberg album on the other hand?
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Postby sleepkid on Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:19 pm

Angus Jung wrote:Back in the day, Steve Albini went against virtually everybody in the indie rock world when he called out this band as being overrated CRAP, and he was right.

CRAP.


Negative points for name checking Steve in your reason.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3dSVtKGu3M


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Postby garble on Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:31 pm



This and the other videos from this show are amazing.
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Postby sleepkid on Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:06 pm

garble wrote:
This and the other videos from this show are amazing.


Agreed. I saw them be rubbish once or twice, but when they were good, they were very, very good.
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Postby etch on Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:17 pm

No way could the Replacemnts be crap! Probably my favorite band growing up, all the albums are great up to Don't Tell a Soul. They raised the roof or stunk up the joint, but were always entertaining. The fact that they didn't really seem to give a shit was rather refreshing as well.

Bob Stinson in a dress was very funny...
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Postby mackro on Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:28 pm

They had a few great songs within the first half dozen or so records that could be collected on a single CD.. and Let It Be was their most solid record of that bunch... but I can't buy the "most real" or "there were just these four guys, and each had their own personality, hence they were the greatest!" defense, which I often hear. They had a few "could give a fuck" moments that occasionally resulted in fun, but most often in just that.

Their chapter in the Our Band Could Be Your Life book was very entertaining, but it turned tiresome whenever the stories stopped and the veneration started.. also the "it's not worth bothering continuing after Bobby was kicked out" vibe of that chapter was a bit nauseating, as they didn't just become relatively pointless after that moment, with all respect to Bob Stinson.

They are, though, the most overrated band in the canon.. and this was from hearing all the fawning back in 1989 when Don't Tell A Soul came out.. I just didn't get it, but went back, heard a few great moments thanks to fellow worshipping college radio DJs, otherwise *shrug* If you want to talk about an "inept" band that had transcendental moments, tell me about Flipper, or Godz, or Half Japanese, or any of a multitude of other bands that could qualify.

I'd hate to think Minneapolis is equated with these guys often when it comes to great bands from the city. Hopefully, Husker Du, Lifter Puller, Tod Dockstader (ok, he's from St. Paul), and the Prince empire are the bands/artists namechecked instead.

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Postby Angus Jung on Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:46 am

sleepkid wrote:Negative points for name checking Steve in your reason.

I'll take 1,000,000 negative points, and you can have, keep, and cherish your shitty Replacements records.
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Postby sleepkid on Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:42 am

Angus Jung wrote:I'll take 1,000,000 negative points, and you can have, keep, and cherish your shitty Replacements records.


Alphabetically speaking, I have, keep, and cherish them right next to my shitty Rapeman records.
















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Postby muzorewi's daughter on Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:00 am

two amazing albums and one of the best rock singers ever. not crap.
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Postby Sebastian J. on Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:38 pm

NOT CRAP !
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