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06:17 AM on 06/13/13
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Wow, long overdue
07:01 AM on 06/13/13
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I'm crying
07:07 AM on 06/13/13
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Something told me I should've bit when it was $100.
07:35 AM on 06/13/13
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I guess I'll be that guy, who are The Replacements? Genuinely curious about their history/influence if anyone wants to fill me in.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rep...band%29#Legacy

just a small idea. Paul Westerberg, man.
07:46 AM on 06/13/13
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I guess I'll be that guy, who are The Replacements? Genuinely curious about their history/influence if anyone wants to fill me in.

Just go buy Tim and Let It Be.
07:47 AM on 06/13/13
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Nope. Right there with you. Listened to a few of their songs and nothing jumped out at me as great by any means. Maybe I just didn't hear the right ones?

What did you listen to
10:08 AM on 06/13/13
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Can't Hardly Wait
12:22 PM on 06/13/13
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Besides the amazingness of the replacements reuniting and playing, I am almost tempted to fly from Seattle to Toronto just to see Grade play live, such an underrated and influential band.
03:59 PM on 06/13/13
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wow Toronto, you got fucked in my opinion. Denver got the type of line-up I was expecting. A solid B+ version of the Chicago lineup.... but Toronto got skate and surf bands + replacements
yeah... i was pretty stoked about Riot Fest after they announced it was coming to Toronto and seeing the Chicago Lineup...

After seeing the Toronto lineup i don't even want to go.
04:35 PM on 06/13/13
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I guess I'll be that guy, who are The Replacements? Genuinely curious about their history/influence if anyone wants to fill me in.
Many consider them the first American "indie" band, since they were somewhat part of the early 80s hardcore scene, but didn't really play hardcore punk. They played rock and roll with a punk edge. In that alone they were hugely influential. When the other seminal bands of that era's indie scene started branching out from the standard hardcore sound, the Replacements were already writing songs like Unsatisfied. Listen to that song right now.

Okay, keep listening.

Keep listening.

Okay? Okay.

They dropped a few absolutely classic albums and also embodied the punk spirit more than most other bands. Their live shows were often drunk and sloppy, but in a fun and chaotic way. It was all part of their charm. Ultimately with their songwriting skills they could have been one of the most popular bands of their era but the major label suits couldn't control them.

Now listen to Unsatisfied again. Compare it with Husker Du (the other great Minneapolis-ish punk band) and their song Chartered Trips. It's a great song and was one of many off that album considered to be expanding and improving the hardcore punk sound template. The Replacements were miles ahead, they sound at least 10 years ahead of their time. This was 1984.
05:07 PM on 06/13/13
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Hope some dates are added.
07:38 PM on 06/13/13
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Many consider them the first American "indie" band, since they were somewhat part of the early 80s hardcore scene, but didn't really play hardcore punk. They played rock and roll with a punk edge. In that alone they were hugely influential. When the other seminal bands of that era's indie scene started branching out from the standard hardcore sound, the Replacements were already writing songs like Unsatisfied. Listen to that song right now.

Okay, keep listening.

Keep listening.

Okay? Okay.

They dropped a few absolutely classic albums and also embodied the punk spirit more than most other bands. Their live shows were often drunk and sloppy, but in a fun and chaotic way. It was all part of their charm. Ultimately with their songwriting skills they could have been one of the most popular bands of their era but the major label suits couldn't control them.

Now listen to Unsatisfied again. Compare it with Husker Du (the other great Minneapolis-ish punk band) and their song Chartered Trips. It's a great song and was one of many off that album considered to be expanding and improving the hardcore punk sound template. The Replacements were miles ahead, they sound at least 10 years ahead of their time. This was 1984.
What this guy said.

Also, if you can't be bothered to Spotify Tim and Let It Be, there's a pretty well put-together compilation called "Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?" that's got a pretty good mix of the 'hits' and the lesser known stuff.

10 songs to listen to immediately to get a feel:

Kids Don't Follow
I Will Dare
Unsatisfied
Bastards of Young
Left of the Dial
Here Comes A Regular
Alex Chilton
Can't Hardly Wait
Achin' To Be
Merry Go Round
08:40 AM on 06/14/13
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Many consider them the first American "indie" band, since they were somewhat part of the early 80s hardcore scene, but didn't really play hardcore punk. They played rock and roll with a punk edge. In that alone they were hugely influential. When the other seminal bands of that era's indie scene started branching out from the standard hardcore sound, the Replacements were already writing songs like Unsatisfied. Listen to that song right now.

Okay, keep listening.

Keep listening.

Okay? Okay.

They dropped a few absolutely classic albums and also embodied the punk spirit more than most other bands. Their live shows were often drunk and sloppy, but in a fun and chaotic way. It was all part of their charm. Ultimately with their songwriting skills they could have been one of the most popular bands of their era but the major label suits couldn't control them.

Now listen to Unsatisfied again. Compare it with Husker Du (the other great Minneapolis-ish punk band) and their song Chartered Trips. It's a great song and was one of many off that album considered to be expanding and improving the hardcore punk sound template. The Replacements were miles ahead, they sound at least 10 years ahead of their time. This was 1984.

Thanks for this.

Minneapolis native and this news literally almost made me cry.
02:07 PM on 06/14/13
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I'm surprised no one here had mentioned the fact that half the band is dead. In wonder who the... Replacement... Musicians will be... Seriously though. Some tough shoes to fill.
03:50 PM on 06/16/13
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Thanks for this.

Minneapolis native and this news literally almost made me cry.
No probs, I'm not even from the states but have read up. Honestly haven't listened to the Mats as much as the Du but that will change after I finish reading "story of the noise pop pioneers". I'm slowly working my way through all the bands from "our band could be your life" and digging deeper. If you've read it, you would know the Mats are up next!
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