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Paul Westerberg

Paul Westerberg (born December 31, 1959) is an American musician, best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter of The Replacements, one of the seminal alternative rock bands of the 1980s.

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assisting one of his heroes, Paul Westerberg, adjust the mic...and then kissing him.…
"We're 'The Cements', the world's best Replacements tribute band." - Paul Westerberg tonight at
current aesthetic: Paul westerberg on snl x penny lane in almost famous
I once hit Paul Westerberg in the arm, mid-strum, with a FULL 2 liter soda bottle.
When You see Billie Joe Armstrong adjust Paul Westerberg's mic and then kiss him on the lips your life is complete.
“no but Billie joe did kiss Paul westerberg.” Classic.
chatting with Paul Westerberg had to be one of the top 5 moments of my life.
no but Billie joe did kiss Paul westerberg.
Saw Paul Westerberg break a guitar and make all sorts of dreams come true.
Paul Westerberg's mic stand collapsed. Billie Joe walked over and pulled it back up. Then he kissed him on the mouth. Adorable.
Seriously, Paul Westerberg's guitar smash was fantastic. Cathartic even for the audience.
Paul Westerberg of The Replacements just smashed his guitar in the middle of a song. Never seen that before. Well done, sir.
Paul Westerberg: "We're like middle-aged hobos. 'Hey buddy, can ya spare a quarter of a million?'"
I love how much fun Paul Westerberg is having on stage playing with The Replacements
Paul Westerberg fall down, play harmonica, go boom!
Mine learn it from Paul Westerberg, in an alley behind 7-11 as god intended.
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One of the best videos to ever of existed. Paul Westerberg - Let The Bad Times Roll:
This is my jam: It's A Wonderful Lie by Paul Westerberg on Chainsaw Kittens Radio ♫
I'd kill for Billie Joe to write with Westerberg. Paul shot it down a few years ago, though.
my friend Regan has waited after Replacements shows to kiss Paul Westerberg on the mouth on at least six separate occasions.
i got a... – Dyslexic Heart by Paul Westerberg, from with LiveLyrics®
We've been waiting for 20 yrs for to play. This weekend we will finally see and Paul Westerberg
Comin at pauly Paul and the funky bunch! Listen to it here:
so dig this song, been long time since i heard it JOAN JETT / PAUL WESTERBERG "Let's Do It rt
I'm pretty sure I just saw Paul Westerberg walk by me with his dog. Does he have a dog?
Have you had Paul Westerberg on yet? Love the Replacements
"i don't ever want to hear these words again - if only we had, i wish we did" - Paul Westerberg
I wanted to name the new cat Westy in honor of Paul Westerberg. I was overruled. Again. Note their CD of choice.
The Replacements. I always forget how great Paul Westerberg and co were.
Yeah? Well, Paul Westerberg had 14 on his! (But seriously, congrats on the new album, glad to have more music stuff from you guys)
I also managed to stand next to Paul Westerberg's older sister at The 'Mats show last summer.
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"Well a person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothin much at all."--Paul Westerberg
Whenever I see this at work I hope its for Paul Westerberg. But sadly it is not.
When I said maybe I hallucinated that Paul Westerberg said 'zines' it's in the alternate vocal of Sixteen Blue: "fanzines are cheap I know"
Forced, I'd probably say Paul Westerberg/'Mats, but that immediately brings to mind all the alternate contenders. I'd cry.
My thoughts exactlyRT The home state of Bob Dylan, Prince and Paul Westerberg settles for Idina Menzel and Joe Nichols.
Somewhere, Paul Westerberg felt a little sick to his stomach
How am I not hearing Paul Westerberg during this ASG
This week's new releases include a new reissue of Sonic Youth's 'Daydream Nation,' the first-ever vinyl pressing of Paul Westerberg's '14 Songs,' a new studio album from former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond, and a new 3CD box set featuring a trio of albums from Half Japanese.
Darren Hill brought Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Billy Joe Armstrong to my Deer Tick show tonight. We tortured them all for a good 90 minutes or so. What a great night! Off to bed now, if I'm lucky.
Billy Joe Armstrong filled in for Paul Westerberg with the replacements at Coachella.arent you glad you were watching a DJ fake it instead?
The Replacements were fronted by Bille Joe Armstrong of Green Day at Coachella, while Paul Westerberg sat on a couch
Watch the Replacements, um, replace Paul Westerberg with Billie Joe Armstrong
George Eliot, Carole Lombard and Paul Westerberg walk into a bar..
Is Julian Casablancas to millennials what Paul Westerberg is to Gen-Xers? More or less? More? No, less. If we're talking quality, anyway.
The connection between "Heathers" with this year's Coachella festival: 25 years ago today the dark teen cult classic "Heathers" came out featuring themes like high school violence and teen suicide set at the fictional Westerburg High in suburban Ohio. The name of the high school is actually a nod to Paul Westerberg, the influential singer/songwriter of the Minnesota punk band The Replacements. Heathers star Winona Ryder was a big fan of the band and later dated Dave Pirner of the faintly-similar sounding Soul Asylum (who just happened to also be from Minneapolis as well as label mates of The Replacements). Indeed, one of the cracks Christian Slater's character utters in Heathers is "color me impressed", which is a Replacements song from one of their earlier records, Hootenanny. Sample lyric is so very Heathers: "Everybody at your party, they don't look depressed / Everybody's dressing funny, color me impressed." After a long hiatus The Replacements have recently gotten back together (somewhat) and are on ...
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Minneapolis, Minnesota is a place not often given its due as a center generating American culture. As a shining example of the fact that said culture is almost always produced and created away from the twin towers of Babel that are NY and LA, Minneapolis has given the world the likes of Bob Dylan, Prince, Bob Mould and Paul Westerberg among musicians. Those are just the headline music makers, mind you...you can also talk about Tiny Tim and Dave Pirner and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Morris Day and The Trashmen...you can think about the likes of the Coen Brothers among filmmakers...how about trying Charles Schultz, creator of "Peanuts" on for size? Giants in their fields, all of them. On Thursday, March 20th at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Electric Six will walk upon a stage at least a few of the greats listed above have also trod upon at some point in their careers, to perform approximately 70 minutes of music inclusive of encore. As natives of another Midwestern city, Electric Six has an understanding ...
If I designed Mount Rushmore, it would be Kurt Cobain, Robin Wilson, Paul Westerberg, and Johnny Thunders. Or four ***
OK everyone! I want to start up a new feature called "PWGOOTWOOTM" (Paul Westerberg Guitar Owners of The World Owner of The Month). Message me a photo of you and your guitar and a quick 3-4 sentence story about you and your guitar. How you got it? How long you've had it? How often you play it?
The soul of rock 'n' roll is mistakes, and making mistakes work for you. The people who shy away from mistakes and play it safe have no business playing rock 'n' roll - Paul Westerberg . Same goes fr life either :) Good day Everyone \m/
I'm now obsessed with figuring out the starting lineups of an Alt-Star basketball game. Think you go 80s vs. 90s. 80s starters are Paul Westerberg, Michael Stipe, Bob Mould, Robert Smith & Frank Black. 90s: Kim Gordon, Q-Tip, Ani DiFranco, J Mascis & Stephen Malkmus. I predict the 80s win in what might be the worst athletic competition of all time.
I defy you not to like this, he is an absolute genius. Paul Westerberg - Lookin' Out Forever: via
I like a kid who stops what she's doing and starts grooving when Paul Westerberg comes on. Luckily, she's mine.
'How young are you? How old am I? Well, let's count the rings, around my eyes' - I love Paul Westerberg's writing. Funny and painful at the same time.
I'm here. New York life begins now with west coast coffee and Paul Westerberg (@ Variety)
"Dyslexic Heart" by Paul Westerberg, from the Singles soundtrack.
Paul Westerberg sings the old tune from the Replacements "Achin' to Be".
Did you even need Paul Westerberg to get over your first broken heart, bro.
I'm not sure if I've drunkenly emailed Paul Westerberg's manager to try convincing him to make Paul bring the Mats near Philly yet
The weird part of Singles is the emphasis of Paul Westerberg in the soundtrack, considering the decline of him and Replacements into the 90s
"Ain't got anything to say to anyone, anymore" ♫ AAA – Paul Westerberg
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This Is 40. How have I never watched this? Graham Parker plays in it and a Paul Westerberg name drop.
.how do we get Bob Dylan or Paul Westerberg on Tell me how to make that happen
Paul Westerberg covering David Cassidy??? Coming up in five minutes or so on
"my white-trash Catullus, a lyric poet of boozy folly whose songs with the Replacements offered a sloppy embrace to anyone whose heart had been obliterated, either by a lover or society." Charles Aaron on Paul Westerberg. Thanks Michael Weissman
Dyslexic Heart by Paul Westerberg came on the radio and it made me laugh because Alison likes that song just because there are lots "nahs" and clapping in it.
Happy (?) Valentines day from the writer of the saddest love songs of all, Mr. Paul Westerberg!
If you were a pill I'd take a handful at my will And I'd knock you back with something sweet and strong Yesterday was theirs to say this is their world and their time Well if tonight belongs to you, tomorrow's mine. Tonight makes love to all your kind Tomorrow's makin Valentines. --Paul Westerberg
Paul Westerberg's "World Class Fad" never stops being relevant. Lookin' at you Justin Bieber.
A Valentine from Paul Westerberg. Plenty of times you wake up in February make-up Like the moon and the morning star you're gone
There used to be a great solo version of this by Paul Westerberg on YouTube, but it's been deleted. Shame.
I have wine, so of course I'm listening to my 90s drinking playlist. And of course I'm bouncing around to Paul Westerberg.
I got to sing 'Things' by Paul Westerberg at practice tonight and I was able to hit the high notes. That's a highlig…
Just laughed for five minutes because while texting my friend about Paul Westerberg, my phone said it was spelled wrong. So I clicked on it for recommended spelling and it said "No replacements found". Fail iPhone spell checker.
Only would play Paul Westerberg to bring me back 20 years to the days at Acadia. Perfect start to the day
I love Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson but just cause they're playing together doesn't mean they can call themselves The Replacements.
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ALTERNATIVE TUESDAYS AT AQUA 7PM SLT Are your feet cold? Do you wish you had a pair of big fuzzy slippers but you don't? Well tonight we'll have some tunes to get your feet tapping & your body rocking to get that blood circulating through your system. Tonight we have Blondie, Paul Westerberg, Fall Out Boy, Karen O w/Trent Rezner, Eels, A Perfect Circle, etc. KESHI will be grinding his pole, DANDY will be doing his version of twerking & the crowd will be sexy as *** coz you'll be there. Hop on your thermal trap door below .
MY first order of business, on Tuesdays is to write out the New Release list for the following week. Over 170 LP's are coming to vinyl, & a cursory glace reveals new/reissue LP's from: Gang Starr, Guided By Voices, Swans, Paul Westerberg, Phantogram, Talib Kweli, The Pretty Things, Bruce Haack, Cynic, Dead Moon, Kim Fowley, Mr. Oizo, & ALL 4 volumes of Anthology Of American Folk Music + hundreds more. I can't wait to "Dig A Little Deeper" & discover some Gems, on page 6. Visit Ragged today; we are always diggin' for YOUS! 418 E 2nd St. Downtown Davenport, Iowa.
Tune in TONIGHT at 11pm ET for Red Red Wine on a Sunday! The Pinhead has some great music from 2004 on the show tonight! Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, The Black Keys, Ted Leo, Stevie Tombstone and the Electric Eel Shock. Why? Because Rock Roll Can Rescue The World! Turn it up!
"I forever felt that I've fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock 'n' roll and too old to be brand-new. It's hard." - Paul Westerberg quotes from BrainyQuote.com
James Bragg FrankBlack. Bob Mould and Paul Westerberg were and are great listens
(It's extremely easy to say good night to an answering machine, Paul Westerberg. If people still had answering machines.)
Paul Westerberg - Finally Here Once lyrics and translations
"14 Songs" by Paul Westerberg is being released on 180 gram vinyl in May by Plain Recordings. This first ever...
Paul Westerberg is good listening music for a man who's approaching middle age. I'm going to be 44 years old in a week.
Watch the video «paul westerberg knockin on mine and can't hardly wait live» uploaded by mike prokes on Dailymotion.
FOR SALE: Replacements "All Shook Down" CD, autographed by Paul Westerberg. Make me an offer.
Todays selections includeYusef Cat Stevens) Dave Mason,Neil Diamond,somemore Clapton,Bee Gees,Paul Westerberg,and Bestie Boys,BOD (beer of the day).its still Coors
singer Paul Westerberg of the Mats' is 54 and my Broder David is 50...live it up brothas.
Today in Rock December Thirty First Featured Artist Police Police Guitarist Andrew (Andy) James Summers (on the left) is born in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England. He travels through the New Animals and Soft Machine before landing in the Police. 1942 1940's Bassist Pete Quaife (The Kinks – from ’63 to ‘69) has a birthday. 1943 Keyboardist and vocalist Burton Cummings starts his life. With the Guess Who for ten years (’65 to ’75), Cummings sings "American Woman," "No Time," "Share The Land," "Hand Me Down World," "Undun," "Laughing", and "These Eyes." 1947 1950's Bassist Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith) is born in Colorado Springs, CO. 1951 Blues-Rock performer George Thorogood starts life in Wilmington, DE. 1952 1960's The Replacements singer-guitarist, Paul Westerberg, the son of a car salesman, is born in Minneapolis. 1960 K-F-W-B hires the Beach Boys, appearing under that name for the first time, to perform at their Ritchie Valen’s Memorial Dance in Long Beach. 1961 In showbiz, it’s common .. ...
So excited Paul Westerberg's album, '14 Songs', is getting issued on vinyl for the first time next year, was one of the first CDs I bought in the T-Bones used section over 10 years ago when I moved down here
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Man of Steel using a Chris Cornell song that originally featured in the movie Singles. I hope the Flash movie uses the Paul Westerberg song.
I think Mike Ness and Paul Westerberg are the best songwriters of my generation and I would put anything they did over Dylan.
Paul Westerberg has an album called “The Resterberg”. Fantastic.
The Replacements radio at work today. Great rotation thus far! The Replacements (obviously), Husker Du, The Smithereens, Lemonheads, Minutemen, Paul Westerberg solo tune. So in other words it's already been a pretty good day.
"Good day, doesn't have to be a Friday. A good day is any day that you're alive" Paul Westerberg - Good Day:
Mary Lucia, one of the DJs there, is the younger sister of Paul Westerberg.
DJ: When are you playing in town?. Paul Maybe tomorrow night. DJ: Where?. Westerberg: I don't know. (KROQ interview, 7/7/87)
SPOILER ALERT.NO PUNCHLINE. (A Paul Westerberg/Burt Reynolds Story) 20 yrs ago tonight I played Saturday Night Live w/Paul Westerberg. As we were walking out to play the 2nd song (Can't Hardly Wait) he leans over and whispers to me "go ahead and yell something ridiculous or stupid during one of the breaks." There's 2 different, 2 bar rests in the song and that meant 2 big giant gaps of dead air on live, national television. So, the first one comes up.and...nothing. I totally chickened out. 2nd one comes up and out of nowhere I yelled "Burt Reynolds!" I don't know why I chose Burt but it just leapt out of me. If you were there it was loud as *** If you saw it on TV only the overhead mics picked it up and you couldn't really hear what was said unless you went back, turned up TV and listened again. Paul goes up to the mic to to start singing again and for a minute can't. He cracks up and it took him a second to get back on track. Go ahead and Google "Paul Westerberg Burt Reynolds." It will finish Burts na .. ...
hey guys Stop Motion Massacre has finished a new album and we'd love to see it get a vinyl release or at least some good tape distribution but we're all pretty out of the loop on labels and stuff. any advice on a label that would be interested in a winkingly arty transgressive pop punk band that sounds like a clown car stuffed with the 80's SST back catalog being driven off a cliff by an intoxicated Paul Westerberg would be mucho appreciated.
THIS JUST IN...Todd Dennis has taken ill and lost his voice :( we will reschedule his appearance for January...stay tuned! We have arranged for a replacement (not Paul Westerberg) and think you'll be as pleased and excited as we are! It's this guy:
Nothing like some Paul Westerberg to make the morning that much better
Do you guys think that Paul Westerberg, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, Bruce and others haven't done plenty for charity and the poor? They have. But they like to keep it on the DL. And most of these people would probably rather be put up in front of a firing squad than be photographed smiling next to the Cowboy From Texas/Who started a war in Iraq.
Let's get weird, New Braunfels: I'll be guest curating the house music in between sets and after the Go To Stereo show at The Phoenix this Friday night. I'm thinking some Dr. Dog, LCD Soundsystem, Built to Spill, Pavement, Lucius, Nilsson Schmilsson, and St. Vincent put down a new song this week - might have to get in to that. Even a Christmas song may be in order; heard a version of "A Way in a Manger" from the Replacement's Paul Westerberg that I think will pair nicely with the evening. You'll see. More later.
No need to justify it... Superstar Carwash is a terrific album. Had two songs produced by Paul Westerberg, right?
Pop Music / WEEKEND REVIEWS September 16, 1996|RICHARD CROMELIN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES   At the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, Paul Westerberg took things a stirring step beyond the spirited exuberance that keyed his 1993 solo tour, his first after being unshackled from the tensions of the Replacements, the Minneapolis band he led through a colorfully unruly 20-year career.   His fans couldn’t have asked for much more than this show’s range of material and level of execution. Guitarists Westerberg and Tommy Keene, bassist Ken Justine and drummer Josh Freese delivered the leader’s songs with assuredness and ferocity, interlocking with thrilling finesse at high velocity at one moment, then providing the softest of shadings for a tender ballad at the next.   Their empathy and dynamism were enough to give a good name to professionalism. Their tightness wasn’t a matter of being clinical and accommodating. It was a reflection of their respect for the music and the audience.   That professionalism, as w ...
The person of the year is obviously Paul Westerberg.
IOU him everything. Q&A: Paul Westerberg on the Replacements Reunion via
Cool Pope Francis says he's honored but he really hoped TIME would go with Paul Westerberg who had such a great comeback year.
I don't like the Paul Westerberg bits though
And it's. Paul Westerberg's Dyslexic Heart over the credits.
this hour: PAUL WESTERBERG,. The Church and Exclamation Pony (Tune in:.
"How old am I? Let's count the rings around my eyes". Sadly there's too many to count. Can't get enough Paul Westerberg on my am drive:).
Quote of the day: The meaning of it all Paul Westerberg Check out Rock Prodigy here:
Emma punched a few people @ The Arctic Monkeys concert tonight, Violet got trampled."Ohhh babies" Reminds me of several shows I have seen, esp Paul Westerberg @ The Library in PhX. I was protecting a girl 2 times my weight.
I try and comprehend you but I got a dyslexic heart. -Paul Westerberg
Is there anyone who sang of inevitable obsolescence while simultaneously nurturing youth and nowness more eloquently tha…
P.S. You can hear the PAUL WESTERBERG influence and the production quality/sound is HUGE!
Better song: Popular Creeps by Chris Mars or World Class Fad by Paul Westerberg? There is a right and wrong answer
So and I rediscovered our love of the "Singles" soundtrack. Paul Westerberg, Alice In Chains and Mother Love Bone.
I know it's a lot to ask, but Paul Westerberg singing "September Gurls" while we cuddle. For Christmas. In MPLS. What?
OK, so I’m not a Monkees fan, but Daydream Believer is crazy good. Doubt it? Watch Paul Westerberg CRUSH IT.
"The ones who love us least are the ones we'll die to please" - Paul Westerberg
My name is Paul Westerberg, and I am a drug addict.
"I think Keanu Reeves was amazing as Paul Westerberg in that movie about the Replacements." -me, failing to fit in, as usual
Black Eyed Susan by Westerberg, Paul from 14 Songs is on
OK, “Whose suicide are you on” is *the* consummate Paul Westerberg lyric—and he uses it twice on the same album.
Every morning, I look in my closet, and say "what would Paul Westerberg wear"? Today it is a gray/white polka-dot...
Check out this video demo of the Paul Westerberg Signature guitar by First Act.
I am officially the only person on the planet that would rather listen to Tommy Stinson's solo work (Bash & Pop, Perfect, alone) than Paul Westerbergs. Oh Tommy, you're my Paul McCartney. xxxooo.
Going to go backwards. Tonight was one of those nights where you realize why you have committed to something. I have had a lot of these nights with this Songwriter Night at Library Pub. It has allowed me to reconnect with longtime songwriters, returning songwriters, young songwriters and some that we do not call songwriters...but who are. I don't get paid for this-this is for fun for me...and I am not doing a praise me thing-just saying what I get out of this is what these artists give to me and the audience-and we have gotten a lot out of Mark and the Crew allowing us to do this night. Tonight was one that I will remember for a long time. Again...going to go backwards. Mark Patrick Weber played a set.a set that I personally connected to more than any set of music I have listened to all year. This is my second time seeing him since we reconnected...and I loved it the first time...but was just sold and enthralled tonight. Mark and me share a lot of favorite artists...and also a time in music. Marks's solo ...
Posted on February 17, 2011, Sex Sux (Amen) Blog   I just read “All Over But The Shouting” an Oral History on punk rock/rock n roll legends The Replacements.  The collection was edited and, in some parts, written by Jim Walsh.  I recommend it to anyone that has a certain fondness for The Replacements.   I have mixed feelings about their music, their story is pretty intriguing, I don’t feel like elaborating on about all that right now…   Instead, I’ve provided my readers with an anecdote from the book.  Legend has it The Replacements and the Young Fresh Fellows played a very intoxicated gig at the now-defunct downtown Providence hot-spot, The Living Room.  Silliness ensued.  RIP Bob Stinson.   Paul Westerberg (singer, guitarist, The Replacements): We mentioned ‘em last time and you didn’t write anything about them so you should mention the Young Fresh Fellows from Seattle.  If you think we’re good, then they’re the best band in the world.  They’re like the new NRBQ, only slop ...
Ever have that dream where you're supposed to interview a legendary and enigmatic Paul Westerberg-type figure and you get to the interview and it turns out to be David M. Krivda? Weird, right? So my subconscious says hello, Dave...
RIP Paul Westerberg. You had that song on the Singles soundtrack I always forwarded past.
And i could purge my soul perhaps for the imminent collapse O yeah, i'll tell you what we could do you be me for a while i'll be you -Paul Westerberg
Paul Westerberg's iconic song praising the man himself, Alex Chilton.
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The Silks Music are celebrating the release of one of the best albums of the year, Last American Band, at Fete Music with Toy Soldiers as the 1st day of a back to back extravaganza!!! Will there be a Paul Westerberg sighting? Head on down there tonight and find out!
eBay ad campaign - "It" featuring the music of Paul Westerberg, directed by Maureen Egan & Matthew Barry
Two Paul Westerberg CD's for 97 cents and a danzig album for $4.99? I can be thankful for that! Oh and I guess having good friends and my beautiful wife here is pretty great too!
*** wished I could see the video clip where a reporter does a "man on the street" interview for Thanksgiving, and doesn't realize she's talking to Paul Westerberg of The Replacements.
We're comin at you LIVE in 2 hours on KHYI 95.3 The Range (OFFICIAL)!! Episode 19: We got JD McPherson, Jason Isbell, The Devil Makes Three, Southern Culture on the Skids, Tim Easton, John Fullbright, Great Lake Swimmers, Paul Westerberg, pieta brown, Band of Horses, and MORE!! Tune in EVERY FRIDAY 4-6pm CT!
Back when John Rzeznik knew how to dress...This is my fav. Goo Goo Dolls Song, co-written by Paul Westerberg:
The Replacements never had a hit single. Career-wise they were masters of self-sabotage, but in the long decade between the fall of the Clash and the rise of Nirvana they were the heart and soul of the post punk/indie/ alternative/college rock movement that kept the faith alive. Their shows could be triumphs or disasters, often both in the same night. Their albums still sound terrific today. The band’s frayed DNA lives on in Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The Hold Steady and dozens of other beautiful losers. Leader Paul Westerberg’s songwriting was a blueprint for alt-country greats like Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams. Tom Waits recorded with them, Lucinda Williams sang about them, Peter Buck produced them, Tom Petty took them out as his opening act and swiped Westerberg’s line “a rebel without a clue.” The Replacements’ influence is everywhere.
500 words to go in a piece and Paul Westerberg keeps coming in the way of writing. Only great poet of the last 30 years.
I just got this album, and it's awesome. Glen sings Paul Westerberg, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, U2 and John...
Paul Westerberg severely injured his fretting hand in 2006 in an accident while trying to remove candle wax with a screwdriver leaving his ring finger on his left hand numb.
and perhaps Paul Westerberg's greatest gift was that he could title a track after Alex Chilton and . . . . ;-)
Never allow someone to be your priority while you're just their option of it out there, ~ Paul Westerberg
At some point during a random early morning I want my hair to resemble Paul Westerberg's
Also, Lou Reed was on the FRIENDS soundtrack (along with R.E.M. and Paul Westerberg)
Well that was a strange trip to the Safeway. 1st heard Paul Westerberg playing on the PA. (1 of 2)
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Listening to Paul Westerberg this morning because Lou Reed.
All three members of the Paul Westerberg produced band The Silks contributed guest essays to
A long time since I played this. Paul Westerberg makes a Sunday afternoon appearance with Suicaine Gratification
"You can call us buffoons, or clowns or whatever. But when we wanted to, we were as good as anybody."- Paul Westerberg That is so true.
Just bought a Discman and a Paul Westerberg cd at the Goodwill.
I call it cuz Paul Westerberg shouts in my ear while I make it.
| I have my own language and it's high time I put a little of it out there. ~ Paul Westerberg
“Yeah, I guess part of me doesn’t mind being misconstrued now and then. I am a bit of a lone wolf where I don’t like them to know everything I’m thinking. If they have the wrong notion about something, then fine. Let ‘em go. The only thing that bugs me is when they equate softness or mellowness with quietness. To me, to be quiet or to say something in a hushed manner is sometimes one hundred times more powerful than shouting something that makes no sense" - Paul Westerberg
*** Paul Westerberg. He works a song and a guitar pretty good for a white guy.
Nothing quite like browsing the Family Planning section at Walgreens and hearing a Paul Westerberg song over the sound system.
I just found out about Ryan Adams and Paul Westerberg's feud. This is so conflicting...
I used to sing in the shower, Now? I make life decisions in there,ittle of it out there, ~ Paul Westerberg
With all the Say Anything conversation, I forgot to add, one of my favorite Replacements songs was a big part of the movie's sound track. The Replacements: Within Your Reach Crowe directed Say Anything. He also directed Singles. A great movie that captured the "Flannel" revolution started by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. The official Music credit for the Singles movie soundtrack goes to...Mr Paul Westerberg. Yes, that Paul Westerberg. :) He wrote and contributed two songs: Dyslexic Heart and Waiting for Sombody. (I have both on my iphone and play them both all the time) It's a cute movie, starring a VERY young Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott, who seemed to be an upcoming star, then fell off the map after this movie. Fun trivia fact, Matt Dillion played the lead of a really BAD grunge band,and there is a hilarious scene where he and his band members sit down together and read the review of their concert, and the review is horrible, HORRIBLE, they are ripped apart...and one of his band members is Eddie Vedder, ...
Any Replacements / Paul Westerberg fans out there ? As it's Friday night it's time for a musical rave ! I was in Minneapolis recently and listened to a lot of alternative radio. The Replacements are local legends there and have recently done some reunion gigs, but for some reason I'd missed out on them over the years. At any rate, I loved what I heard and have now caught up. I've also got a stack of CDs by their lead singer, Paul Westerberg, who has gone on to a successful solo career. This is some of the best music I've heard in my life - it's anthemic like the best bits of Oasis but with intelligent lyrics and genuine anger and compassion. Discovering great stuff, whether new music or catching up on things I've missed, is so refreshing - keeps you on your toes ! That's why I love going to the US so much.
Brody's album of the day: Paul Westerberg - 14 songs. Great solo debut from The Replacements front man!
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Paul Westerberg-World Class Fad: via Great version of my favorite track from his solo debut!
by Jim Kennedy   The Replacements are playing a show at 2:00pm on Good Friday in the Student Center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom. Admission is $1.00.   I have only recently begun listening to The Mats, buying a copy of Let It Be on cassette at Record Revolution several weeks earlier. The roughly 2.5 square inch picture of the band sitting on a roof is about the only photo I’ve ever seen of them.   When I arrive at HSC, the doors for the show have not yet been opened and there is no line. I head into a nearby men’s room and see someone standing at one of the sinks in front of the mirror. He appears a bit dazed and I decide that he must be here for the show also—or perhaps is even associated with the band in some way.   Then my mind starts to race. I begin to think that he might be Paul Westerberg. I have a pretty good idea what Bob, Tommy, and Chris look like from the cassette, but Paul isn’t facing the camera in the cover shot. The only other photo of him I can remember seeing was a small one i ...
Photo: Paul Westerberg is an odd duck. He penned the lyrics for songs like “Takin’ A Ride” and “Something to...
when you witness the dark, all you need is a spark. Paul Westerberg. Runaway Wind. Thanks dude.
Mike Doughty, Jeff Buckley or Paul Westerberg? If you can't pick one at least rank them.
The album Superstar Car Wash by the Goo Goo Dolls is so great. It was written by Paul Westerberg, of course.
Paul Westerberg and Billie Joe Armstrong are without a shadow of a doubt the best 2 songwriters in my opinion!
Sometimes Spotify throws up a really good album I didn't know Paul Westerberg 'Suicaine Gratification'
I want to revisit this song with a live version that clearly shows what Paul Westerberg does, the pitch sounds different to me though.
I'm sure were influenced by Paul Westerberg & The Replacements as well as the early Goo Goo Dolls stuff.
When did I forget that concrete blonde and paul westerberg's The Ship Song is the best song ever?
Last songs to randomly play on my iPod: 1. When the Drugs Kick In, the Del Lords; Walking on a Wire, Lowen and Navarro; I Knew You Were Trouble, Walk Off the Earth; These are the Days, Paul Westerberg, Money for Nothing, Dire Straits.
Surprisingly, Paul Westerberg's dyslexic heart actually made him more successful at romantic relationships in the long run.
Paul Westerberg should write a follow up to "Answering Machine" about drunk texting
The Replacements had the ALTERNATIVE single this week in 1990 with the "Merry Go Round." Paul Westerberg, you...
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I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it,ittle of it out there, ~ Paul Westerberg
I'm glad some of my besties showed tonight...I was beginning to feel like Paul Westerberg when he wrote "Here Comes A Re…
is listening to The Lovemongers. Jimi Hendrix, Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam all queued up as well. And a couple Paul Westerberg tracks as well...
St. Paul of Minneapolis with a more forgiving slant. ♫ Paul Westerberg / Positively 4th Street – Various
"Goo Goo Dolls vocalist and guitarist Johnny Rzeznik has said that Paul Westerberg has been and always will be his biggest inspiration."
""Success is a lousy substitute for happiness" -Paul Westerberg
Wish I could vote for at the VMA's but were not allowed to here in the UKittle of it out there, ~ Paul Westerberg
Tonight was exactly what I needed after this rough day. Someone called me "the Female Paul Westerberg" after we got off stage, all the bands tonight are incredible, and we're all eating amazing food from the new menu here and sharing it with Eachother. This doesn't happen ever!
Paul Westerberg sez: "I don't know if he's the stupidest genius or the smartest *** I've ever known."
Writing about the 9:30 Club this afternoon, but after a visit to their website, I am ashamed to admit I am now too old to know 99% of the bands playing there. In the '90s I saw so many amazing bands there, I can't count them all, but here are a few... Yo La Tengo, Jeff Buckley, Garbage, Aimee Mann, Paul Westerberg, the Goo-Goo Dolls, Echo and the Bunnymen, Matthew Sweet, Bob Harper, Sebadoh, and many many more.
It's Friday night, so let's stop with all the writing and rock. We'll start with some Gladys Knight singing Midnight Train To Georgia, then move on to Paul Westerberg and Here Comes A Regular. I think I'll throw in some catching up on my favorite shows, too.
"Paul Westerberg seems to have pretty explicitly quit the mainstream success game more than a decade ago, and he seems pretty happy making weirdo music in his basement and coaching his kid’s baseball team."
So on my way to work this morning there was a lame song playing on the radio so I pushed the CD button and was rewarded with the sound track to the early 90's movie Singles. Does anyone remember that movie? Anyway, it made me smile because this is a CD we break out every Fall because the grunge era music on it just seems to go with Fall. I'm thinking the movie must have been set in the fall or something. So I crank the volume all the way up and let Breath by Pearl Jam wash over me. Some really great music on this soundtrack - Alice in Chains, Chris Cornell ,Paul Westerberg, Screaming Trees, Smashing Pumpkins. Awesome music and the perfect soundtrack for a rainy fall drive to work. I just wish it was on my iPod so I could take it in with me!!
Celebrating the REPLACEMENTS... here's a throwback to an article Bill Holdship wrote on them in Creem Magazine. ... you know... back in the 80s... which was after WWII sometime: * For the most part, I hate rock 'n' roll. Probably not the smartest thing to admit In print, and I wish it wasn't true. I used to love It. Worshipped it. Thought it was one of the most important things in my life. Just the mention of it could conjure up Images that were like magic. In many ways, rock 'n' roll had replaced Disneyland. Today, I generally prefer Disneyland. Because beyond all the hype and the fakery and the right radio sound and the talentless dreck and the I'm cooler than you isms and the nausea rock 'n' roll was always funny. Elvis was funny. So was James Brown. The Beatles were comic geniuses. Both Dylan and the Stones could be hilarious in their irreverence. Jim Morrison belched ched into his microphone during the quiet part of "When The Music's Over" at the Hollywood Bowl. That's funny. From doo *** through pun ...
as Paul Westerberg would say there ain't much to rake anyway in the fall.
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THE band that defined my high school years, the Replacements, were nominated for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Remember Westerberg High School in the movie 'Heathers?' It was named for Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg. I know Nirvana is nominated too, and they're a sure thing, but the Replacements were pioneers in that sort of raw, jangly in between indie scene but not so precious genre of music that grunge was born out of. Ok. Music nerd post ends now. Have a nice day!
May 8, 1989, by Mike Boehm, Los Angeles, Times   The Replacements have matured to the point where their live shows hardly ever collapse into drunken tantrums anymore, but that doesn’t mean they have outgrown their capacity for chaos.   There were times during their concert Saturday night at UC Irvine’s Crawford Hall when the rock band from Minneapolis sounded like a loud, formless, lurching ball of confusion--drums thumping stiffly, guitars scraping and blaring at cross purposes and singer Paul Westerberg barking with all the melodiousness of an overexcited basset hound.   But when the Replacements harnessed their sound and locked into a rough coherence, they showed why they are one of the best rock bands of the 1980s, a group whose raw, unfettered and uncalculatingly emotional music stands as a denial of all the slick contrivance that tries to pass itself off these days as rock ‘n’ roll.   It was the harnessed--well, the loosely harnessed--Replacements who predominated this time out, making f ...
Think it's going to be a good day -- after hearing one of my favorite 80's songs on the way to work (A Million Miles Away by the Plimsouls), I then heard that one of my other favorite 80s bands (The Replacements, with Paul Westerberg) are nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I guess small things amuse small minds.
Let's take a look at them: Nirvana - Incredibly overrated but will get in because of Famous Dead Junkie *** Kiss - Deserves to get in because Glam Rock would not exist without them, but they are incredible *** The Replacements - Speaking of *** ever read a Paul Westerberg…
It's not nostalgia when Paul Westerberg sings old Replacements songs because I still feel the same way now as I did then.
A 1985 letter from Paul Westerberg of the Replacements to a fan is currently posted on EBay cc:
Oh, man. Seriously wish I could've been there. Paul Westerberg is the man.
Paul Westerberg destroying the clock for them to keep track of time, messing up part of "Androgynous" and ending it with the beginning of...
Here is my piece about the return of the Replacements and doing time w/ Paul Westerberg from
What's going on? Replacements at Riot Fest concert review - Chicago Tribune
I sang along with Paul Westerberg last night. Did that really happen?
In honor of reunion, I present this rather great 1996 interview with Paul Westerberg:
Watching videos of the Replacements reunion show from this weekend. Just killing me! Someday I'll catch Paul Westerberg live. Someday.
Okay, I did not quite overstate. 'Mats were precise, but loose. The first few songs were tight.
"This one's in the key of Lee Majors." -- Paul Westerberg
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"Dyslexic Heart," one of Paul Westerberg's songs from the Singles soundtrack, is really taking me back this morning. Thanks,
Wearing red pants to work today...in honor of Paul Westerberg.
So yeah, it seems you can go home again. It wasn't exactly but was great to see & Paul Westerberg again.
DAVE: Um, let's call it "Riot WEST" and talk about the grandiose stage presence of Paul Westerberg
Bummed that you didn't go to Chicago to see The Replacements? It's OK. You can take that money you saved and...
Just pretend that you can tell that's Paul Westerberg. And that the middle finger is all lit up.…
Aside from Paul Westerberg's lyrical stumbles (which were actually pretty endearing), the Replacements were razor sharp at
I watched The Replacements tonight while standing next to Paul Westerberg's sister. Waitress in the Sky was written about her.
You know what is great? Paul Westerberg's last solo album 49:00.
A beginner’s guide to the music of Paul Westerberg and The Replacements
Photo: The closest I’ll ever get to Paul Westerberg and the ‘Mats.
From : I wasn't expecting Paul Westerberg to be wearing capris.
Paul Westerberg still can't remember Androgynous lyrics, but he is wearing matching socks.
Blurry Paul Westerberg says hi...oh and
Paul Westerberg's voice is perfect tonight.
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OH 'Paul Westerberg is somewhere over there!'
I think my beatific on a religious pilgrimage smile is creeping people out. I don’t call him St. Paul Westerberg for nothin’.
Fitting that at bottom, the guy who brought Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg back together was Slim Dunlap.
Paul Westerberg is going to stop by the field and clear the rain clouds through the power of his rocking
via - A beginner's guide to Paul Westerberg and The Replacements
Prince, Madonna, Michael Stipe, Paul Westerberg, Morrissey, Bono: they are all now older than Jerry Garcia was when he die…
listening to 14 Songs (1993) - A Few Minutes Of Silence by Paul Westerberg on Chestnut Radio with TuneIn Radio...
A brief video of Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson performing "Alex Chilton".
Music lovers! There is a spectacular yard sale @ 216 Sherburn right now. They are selling their entire CD collection (1000+) I bought some John Prine, John Hiatt, Dylan, Los Lobos, Paul Westerberg, Billy Bragg.the list goes on and on, and the sellers' taste is pretty diverse.
“Nobody gets married to a clever song, let alone falls in love to one.” - Paul Westerberg, NYTimes
Last time I saw Paul Westerberg, he was flirting with the lady friend I was with and we were stuck behind a dude in a suit with a mohawk.
June 14 2013, 8:22 AM ETby Kyle McGovern Remaining members "wish her all the best" Kim Deal has quit the Pixies. On Friday (June 14), the iconic band's three remaining members issued the following statement: We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have w...
If you Google "Pleased to Meet Me" we're the first thing that pops up. Pretty cool! No disrespect intended Paul Westerberg.
Paul Westerberg on songwriting. "I would never have written a song called 'Dis-satisfied.'" HT
Singer Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson of The Replacements are putting the band back together to do three shows at some festival in the US. We're out of spares, we need The Replacements back in the old country too! Pleased to meet me...
Classic Rock Mag Replacements reunite for 3 shows: Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson confirm dates in August a...
Nearly two decades after the Replacements' strangely quiet demise, the gloriously ramshackle catalog of one of American underground rock's defining bands gets a proper makeover. BOB MEHR rounds up the surviving members to contemplate a reunion that could reclaim their complicated legend.
Professional-quality live video of very early Replacements, from right around the time their first LP ("Sorry, Ma") was released. Shot at Twin/Tone label sho...
Paul Westerberg wrote an opinion piece for the times... Measure for Measure: Simple or Impossible
It’s time to wish a happy birthday to the man once known as Crocus Behemoth. David Thomas helped found the short lived but extremely important proto-punk band Rocket From The Tombs, and once they split, formed Pere Ubu, the self-proclaimed avant-garage band. With the large and oddly compelling front man whose quavering high voice somehow was perfect for an ultra-arty take on rock tropes, Pere Ubu has been making important music over five decades. From spooky to rocking to pretty darn catchy (the band’s Cloudland album is one of the great pop albums of the ‘80s), Thomas has managed to put his stamp on everything he’s done. And he’s had some nifty side projects too. In honor of Thomas, please grab your iPod or MP3 player, hit shuffle and share the first 10 songs that come up.    1. Led Zeppelin – Going To California (Led Zeppelin IV): Pretty track from arguably the ultimate classic rock album. This is a folk rock gem, with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones playing so well together and a wonderful ...
This is in my head today, love this... Paul Westerberg-My Road Now: via
It's just a matter of time until me and Paul Westerberg are friends.
The Replacements to Reunite for Riot Fest: . Twenty-two years after their last show, the Paul Westerberg-led ba...
The Japandroids singer's vocal tone and melodies reminded me off a more-punk Replacements-era Paul Westerberg. From Canada.
Paul Westerberg speaks to the human condition so deeply that they named the high school in Heathers after him.
Paul Westerberg wrote a dynamite piece in the New York Times. "The goose bumps don't lie."
SHORT HITS! Influential '80s rockers The Replacements will be back on stage for the first time since their 1991 performance in Chicago. They have been announced as headliners for the 2013 Riot Fest in Toronto (Aug. 24-25), Chicago (Sept. 13-15) and Denver (Sept. 21-22). The Replacements had a partial reunion last October to record an EP in Minneapolis entitled Songs For Slim as a benefit for their guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered from a stroke earlier last year. A full comeback is possible, as the singer Paul Westerberg didn't rule out the idea of a full reunion with a new album or tour. Other big names confirmed to play some or all of the Riot Fest shows include Blink 182, Iggy and the Stooges, Rancid, and Fall Out Boy. The complete lineups can be found at
The Replacements live is going to be so fulfilling.
So Paul Westerberg, a guy who knows about writing great songs, wrote a piece on songwriting for the NY Times:
This little page has been chugging along for 3.5 years or so. With some impending shows now, it's all a little surreal. I used to ask hypothetical questions. Now I can ask a real one: Toronto, 8/25, The Replacements at Riot Fest. Their first song, if you had the choice to make, would be _.
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If I was born in 1970, Paul Westerberg would have been my teenage idol.
I know everyone's jazzed about the Replacements reunion tour. And I'm sure it will be great. I mean, Paul and Tommy are legends and I'm sure that the, um, replacement guys they get to flesh the band out will be incredible musicians. But to me, a Replacement reunion with Chris Mars is not really a Replacement reunion. Or, a very incomplete one at best. To each his own though.
I'm excited for the comeback of people announcing that Paul Westerberg is actually saying "Wait on the Sons of No One" in *** of Young.
Replacements' lead singer Paul Westerberg's 1992 single "Dyslexic Heart" from the Singles soundtrack.
Simple or Impossible My dear friend Paul Westerberg on songwriting.
Fantastic article on the “living art” of songwriting by Paul Westerberg for the via
And this excellent piece from May 2008, as the 'Mats considered reuniting as their discography was reissued htt…
Paul Westerberg on How to Write an Ending, via
The World's Most Unsatisfied Band: This should be a remembrance.After all, the Replacements, that most beloved...
I hope there is some magical, unbeknownst-to-me at the moment way I will get to either Chicago, Denver or Toronto to see the Replacements. That would be awesome. But I really am hoping for a few tour dates, so I have more of a chance to see the Paul 'n' Tommy Show with some of you reading this. That definitely made the two Paul Westerberg shows I saw a lot more fun.
Put this up earlier, Paul Westerberg on songwriting. Replacements in Toronto in August. Got my tickets today.
'Aim for the audience’s pockets and you’ll miss their hearts by a mile' - Paul Westerberg's articles are nearly as good as his songs.
Rampant rumors of a Replacements re-union--hhmmm Could the world finally find this band, who I think was 'brilliant' ? I wanted to buy that band in the early 90's when they were a total wreck, just to jam with them at my leisure, Watched em walk off XRT's stage at Taste of Chicago that day and it hurt. Paul Westerberg's one fine writer, eclectic and really weird but, all the great one's are ---Achin' to be--- eh?
Minneapolis punks will headline three-city Riot Fest lineup
I can't believe it's true: The Replacements are 'reuniting...' though, only two of them are really capable of playing so, the actuality of this being a 'return' by my number one all time favorite band is debatable. But, when I see this attached to the official announcement via, Paste.com, I wonder if it is even worth getting excited about: "Their first appearance at the Chicago festival takes place in Humboldt Park from Sept. 13-15, with Fall Out Boy and Blink-182 sharing headlining roles..." Fall Out Boy, Blink 182? Are you serious? Why don't you throw BritKnee Speers and Michael Jackson's reanimated corpse in there as well...what the eff, man? what the efff! rock is dead to me if this really happens...just warning you Paul, and you too, Tommy. And you, too Chris, even though you don't play the drums anymore...going to bed with a terrible ache in my heart.
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^Couldn't care less about The Replacements' reunion. Now if The Smiths were to ever regroup...
BESTerberg ! Prolific,Profound,Poetic, DEFIANT ! The generation before me had John Lennon,after me,Cobain and frankly Westerberg was a better lyricist than either, but as is often the case,less "heralded" by the masses..Screw the Masses ! My generation knows BESTerberg."Go untap your mind...qu...
They will dare, again. The Replacements, the boisterous Minneapolis band that produced such alt-rock classics as "I Will Dare," "Can't Hardly Wait" and *** of Young," is reuniting for three appearances this summer, headlining Riot Fest 2013 in Chicago, Toronto and Denver.
Rockers will headline festivals in Toronto, Chicago and Denver
Paul Westerberg, right, and Tommy Stinson faced off at First Avenue in 1987, and there's a chance they'll do it again at Chicago's Riot Fest...
Seeing and reading about how many people are excited for The Replacements reunion in Chicago this summer gives me a good feeling. Even folks who most likely won't be able to make the trip to see them, couldn't be happier. Hopefully the band is seeing all of the posts and threads online about their show. If I were in a band that hadn't made music in 20 years or so, nothing would make me happier than to have a reunion show that incited this much excitement. It's a testament to the timelessness of what they produced together.
So I'm driving to work this morning and hear the great news about The Replacements reuniting. This gets me thinking about a conversation with Jon Canfield and Steven King last week about Tom Petty borrowing the "rebel without a clue" line from Paul Westerberg. So I flip on the little green Nano, hit shuffle, and what comes up within the first seven songs? Yep, "I'll Be You" AND "Into the Great Wide Open". Please. please, please don't tell me that whomever wrote iPod shuffle is now working for the NSA...
The Replacements are reuniting for the first time in 22 years!! The return of Paul Westerberg!!
No one told me that the Replacements are doing some reunion shows.
Having a hard time caring about the Replacements "reunion". Never thought I'd say that.
Fans of the Replacements, rejoice. The iconic alt rockers are reuniting after two decades for at least three shows, which were announced Wednesday. The band will play Riot Fest dates in Toronto, Denver and Chicago, the Replacements confirmed on their website, which was launched with the announcement...
My Favorite Replacements song ever are the two Chris Mars solo records.
The Replacements, who broke up on stage in 1991 at Grant Park, will reunite and return to Chicago as headliners of Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 13-15. The reunion presumably will include founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson. They got together last year to record an EP of cover songs to benefit former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who had suffered a stroke. Dunlap had replaced Stinson’s brother, Bob Stinson, who was fired from the band in the mid-‘80s and died in 1995. Founding drummer Chris Mars quit the band in 1990, and has been concentrating on his career as an artist rather than music in the last decade. The Minneapolis band oozed ramshackle charm during its 1980s glory years and released several revered albums, including “Let it Be” (1984), “Tim” (1985) and “Pleased to Meet Me” (1987). But by their 1991 concert at Grant Park, they were running on fumes. "We were six months tired on the road, and we knew it was the end," Westerberg later told the Tribune. “ ...
Nearly 22 years ago I watched my favorite band of all time,The Replacements, disintegrate in front of me during their last live performance in Chicago (July 4, 1991). Last night, after decades of rumors, lies and hearsay, it was confirmed that The Replacements will be playing a few shows this Summer during Riot Fest. While I was truly excited about the prospect of seeing Tommy and Paul play their songs again, I began to think about what the Replacements (and singer/songwriter Paul Westerberg) taught me during my late teens and early adulthood. 1. Embarrassment is Temporary: While many stories abound about the band and their various states of dress, dresses or undress, their induced mental states during performances, the frequent forgetfulness of their own song lyrics, their choice of cover songs or the time I saw Paul being driven into the theater in Madison, WI on the back of someone's motorcycle; the reality is that our moments together are fleeting. Despite what people expect of you, you can only be .. ...
He sees you like a river, deep and silent And he runs to you like a shallow noisy stream I see what you've become and try to hide it You need someone who sees what you were born to be Here I am
How did I not know about this piece?
With our European tour being postponed I was thinking about going to Riot Fest. But now that I see that this Replacements malarky is going down, I think I'm gonna stay far clear of the whole *** thing. If I want to see people desperately grabbing for cash I'll just go to the casino. Better odds of not having my soul crushed and feeling good about myself and my fellow humans there.
Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are reuniting for Riot Fest in Toronto, Chicago and Denver. Toronto August 25th. Road Trip anyone?
Any "good" bands getting back together this summer?
What a great Blackhawks game to be at last nite - then wake up and see the replacements are the secret headliner of riotfest - good day
Music Question this morning: In light of Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reforming the Replacements, I'm pondering how many members of a band have to be stable for it to still really be that band. Examples? I'm happy to accept Paul and Tommy as "The Replacements." More pondering below...
In the will wonders never cease department, it looks like Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson will be playing *** of Young" together very soon! Colin, you better not miss it!
I'm starting to get the impression that The Replacements are doing a couple reunion shows.
Paul Westerberg from the Replacements on songwriting:
How about that major storm last night? Well, I did see two limbs on the berm of the freeway this morning. The better the weather forecasting technology gets, the more "false positives" we get. Oh well, they can always plead "better safe than sorry" and they're probably right. Happy Birthday to Charlie Trenta, one of this area's best guitarists. I first saw him play with Zach, and their styles perfectly complemented each other. Now he's with Winslow and he fits right in with their funk/rock/soul mix. Speaking of Zach, he will be our local music spotlight artist at 9:45 ish, but before we surround him, we'll hear nearly fours hours of great commercial-free music including the latest from The National, Muse, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Churchill, Wake Owl, Jake Bugg, Boy, and Summit favorites from Peter Gabriel, Cranberries, Lou Reed, David Gray (who celebrates his 45th today), Rockpile, The Stones, 3 Doors Down, Paul Westerberg, Bonnie Raitt, The Radiators, No Doubt and many more.
Is it worth seeing Paul and Tommy reform as The Replacements if you have to sit through sets by Fallout Boy and Blink 182?
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