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The Replacements discography: A vinyl-lover’s guide

With the recent resurgence of the Replacements (both on stage and on the page), an entirely new generation of music fans are being introduced to the ramshackle charms of the Twin Cities’ beloved rock band. Whether you’ve been into the ‘Mats since their early club days or were blown away by their Parade Stadium show, their […]

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The nine best quotes from the Replacements’ interview with the Guardian

As the Replacements head off on a short European tour, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson granted a long, career-spanning interview to The Guardian‘s Michael Hann, who calls the ‘Mats “one of the ur-bands of American rock—beloved by peers including R.E.M. and disciples such as Nirvana.” Here are nine great quotes from the interview. “There was a game that […]

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Record Store Day 2015: Replacements reissue, Hymie’s Block Party, more

As vinyl sales surge—growing over 50% last year nationwide—the annual Record Store Day is becoming an increasingly massive event for music lovers, whether or not platters are their preferred platform. Locally, this year’s Record Store Day (April 18) will be highlighted by the annual block party at Hymie’s Records as well as a Replacements reissue […]

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Replacements to release box set of complete studio recordings

Further fueling their comeback—and reports of a possible new album—the Replacements are reissuing their eight studio releases (seven albums and one EP) as a box set on Rhino. The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990, set for release on April 14, will contain Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981), Stink (1982), Hootenanny (1983), Let It Be (1984), Tim (1985), Pleased to […]

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The Replacements announce 12-stop U.S. spring tour

The Replacements have added steam to their comeback by announcing a spring tour that will stop in a dozen cities across the U.S. in April and May, starting in Seattle and ending in Philadelphia. The tour includes no Minnesota dates, but with this amount of activity as well as rumors of a new album, it […]

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The Replacements release 25-minute jazz jam, because why the heck not

You never know quite what to expect from the Replacements, and sometimes that thing you get without expecting it is a 25-minute improvised jazz jam called “Poke Me In My Cage.” The 24-minute-and-22-second track—recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, Mass., reports Pitchfork—was uploaded to the band’s Soundcloud, complete with porcupine artwork. Scroll down to […]

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