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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by tamer_of_banthas, Dec 5, 2019.
I always loved this video.
me too man! it's like the Anti-Video. haha
Replacements were my jam in college. Never loved Westerberg's solo stuff. Love The Replacements
Studio Replacements is great. TIM especially. But as cool as the BOY video is, it gives insight as to how seriously the Mats took their major label career. Like not at all.
The SNL version puts a finer point on that.
The Replacements were for a time the best live band out there. And when they were “on”, they were unbeatable...
What a great voice.
If I recall correctly MTV wouldn't play the video for 'The Ledge' due to its lyrical content even though the video was little more than the band members lounging around.
Love the mats
There was some tragic event that got national publicity at the exact time The Ledge vid was released. The lyrics, in the light of those current events, were considered too much for media play.
Edit to add that I love the Mats and Bastards is one of my favorite songs.
And the SNL debacle “threatened to submarine their chance at mainstream success.” (which they never achieved.) Still one of the most explosive live performances ever...
The SNL thing was just the most visible example of the band's pattern of hostility towards everyone in the industry. They crapped on DJs, journalists, their own A&R people, absolutely everyone. What sank their career was the fact that you can't do that and then expect those same people to play and/or promote your records. I absolutely loved the Replacements, but their whole "drunken loser" schtick became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Meanwhile, REM were busy going around the country making time for those same people the Replacements had been dicks to, with markedly different results.
I feel much the same way... Try his Suicaine Gratification lp, it's pretty great.
Once posted a lesson on my G&L ASAT Tribute.
Got some views so I did another. Same tele.
Living in Chicago during their heyday (pun intended?) I got to see them live many times... Nights where they blew the roof off the place, nights where they showed up two hours late, too drunk to play.
The Trouble Boys book will simultaneously make you laugh and infuriate you if you're a fan. They were heartbreakingly self-defeating (to put it mildly) but brought true punk attitude to the majors.
Sure miss those days!
They were obviously very drunk when I saw them at the time; but that's OK, so was I that night. They ROCKED and we all had a good time.
This is spot on.
I will absolutely watch this later with a guitar in my hands. I’ve never been able to figure it out. I got close once but it must be in an alternate tuning. Definitely one of their very best songs.
Seen this? From the same speedway show of one of the above live versions of “Bastards of Young”. It may have been from the TOM PETTY tour they opened for DON’T TELL A SOUL. They rarely played ANSWERING MACHINE live. I know I never saw it and I saw them many times. Never even expected to hear it actually. But would have been thrilled if I did...
I apologize in advance if I got it wrong. I'm a hack.