as you might know, the replacements were one of the finest yank bands ever.
here are some gems from their magnificient album let it be
on the conventionality of men-woman relationships: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfHrIkftZzA
on unsatisfaction. simple as that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub75S...eature=related
on the fake-ness of the musical industry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA-L8...eature=related
The Replacements' first major-label album, Tim, was scheduled to be produced by Westerberg's idol, Alex Chilton, but the sessions fell through; the album was produced by former Ramone Tommy Erdelyi. Upon its release in 1985, Tim garnered rave reviews that equalled those for Let It Be. Though the band was poised for a popular breakthrough, they were unsure about making the leap into the mainstream. As a result, they never let themselves live up to their full potential. The Replacements landed a spot on Saturday Night Live, but they were roaring drunk throughout their performances and Westerberg said "f*ck" on the air. Their concerts had became notorious for such drunken, sloppy behavior. Frequently, the band was barely able to stand up, let alone play, and when they did play, they often didn't finish their songs. The Replacements also refused to make accessible videos -- the video for "Bastards of Young" featured nothing but a stereo system, playing the song -- thereby cutting themselves off from the mass exposure MTV could have granted them.