“Poke Me In My Cage” News

The stealth release of “Poke Me in My Cage” became an actual news story, to the amusement of Josh Freese and Dave Minehan (probably Paul and Tommy too but we haven’t heard from them on it).  The Boston Globe reported it since the recording took place in Waltham: New Replacements song leaked online. No one is quite sure how a new, 24-minute song by the Replacements surfaced online, least of all … Read more →

The Replacements – “Poke Me In My Cage” #JazzBaby

Poke me in My Cage The Replacements

As Jesse Pinkman once observed about the perils of dealing with Walter: “Whatever you think is supposed to happen, I’m telling you, the exact reverse opposite is going to happen.” The Mats posting a 24 minute improvisational jazz piece called “Poke Me In My Cage” on SoundCloud and not letting anyone know about it would be the exact reverse opposite of what I thought they might do next, is my … Read more →

The Story of the Replacements’ 1987 Classic Pleased to Meet Me

Replacements studi 1987

Torn and Frayed: The Story of the Replacements’ 1987 Classic Pleased to Meet Me John Fry, the founder of Ardent Studios and Big Star producer, died this week. PTMM is my favorite Mats record and I was giddy to be able to visit the studio on a trip to Memphis. To recognize all the amazing music that has come out of there, I’m posting this fantastic article by Ted Drozdowski … Read more →

“Suicaine Gratifaction” 180 Gram Vinyl in 2015

Suicaine Side 1

News from Runt ( Home of 4 Men With Beards, Plain Recordings, Water and DBK Works), the company that previously released “14 Songs” and “Eventually” on 180 gram vinyl: We thought all the Paul Westerberg fans would enjoy seeing this. Here is a sneak peek at the side one and side two labels for our upcoming “Suicaine Gratifaction” 180 gram vinyl release. It will be coming out in early 2015 … Read more →

Ian McLagan + The Faces

Faces in Hall of Fame

From Ian McLagan’s web site: It is with great sadness and eternal admiration that we report the passing of rock and roll icon Ian McLagan. Ian was a member of The Small Faces and Faces and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. He died today, December 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, TX, due to complications from … Read more →