Replacements wear the decades well at ACL – Peter Blackstock, Austin360
“How young are you, how old am I?” That’s how the Replacements classic “I Will Dare” begins, and when the band played it near the end of a 19-song, hourlong set on the Samsung Galaxy stage nearing sundown on Sunday at ACL Fest, it seemed to sum up the reality of this 1980s underground-rock archetype playing a music festival in 2014 alongside electronica and hip-hop headliners.
For those who were that old, the show was everything the Replacements’ performances at previous festivals this summer had suggested it would be: terrifically tight yet entirely fun, and packed with probably three times more tunes that will last for the ages than any other act at the festival this year.
Favorite Thing | Takin a Ride | I’m in Trouble | I’ll Be You | Valentine | Waitress in the Sky | Take Me Down to the Hospital | Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out | I Want You Back | Nowhere Is My Home | Achin’ to Be | Kiss Me on the Bus | Androgynous | White and Lazy | I Will Dare | Can’t Hardly Wait | Bastards of Young
Left of the Dial | Alex Chilton