The Replacements Come Alive!

Big thanks to Connor Dinnison for sharing his article on Dead Man’s Pop on this site – enjoy! The Replacements Come Alive! A behind-the-scenes peek at Dead Man’s Pop, a 4CD/1LP boxed set of expanded/remixed Don’t Tell a Soul era material by the Replacements, with co-producer Bob Mehr and mixing maestro Matt Wallace. Dead Man’s Pop is out Friday, September 27 via Rhino Entertainment. In a 1989 video interview with … Read more →

Preview Dead Man’s Pop + Contest

Have a first listen to a few songs before the Sept. 27 release date. Listen: The Replacements, ‘Talent Show’ (Matt Wallace Mix) — off ‘Dead Man’s Pop’ box set – Slicing Up Eyeballs Achin’ To Be (Bearsville version) Alex Chilton (Live at University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, 6/2/1989) – Dangerous Minds Enter for a chance to win The Replacements exclusive merch bundle + copy of the Dead Man’s Pop 4CD/1LP Boxed … Read more →

Dead Man’s Pop

Bob Mehr’s Facebook July 19 post about the release of “Dead Man’s Pop” (yes, I know I’m behind the times): A bit of “personal news” as they say. This morning The Replacements and Rhino announced the release DEAD MAN’S POP, the first ever ‘Mats box set. I was lucky enough to have produced the project (along with the estimable and ever diligent Jason Jones of Rhino) and wrote the liner … Read more →

Happy 25th Anniversary, “14 Songs”

15 Songs promo

Happy 25th Anniversary + 1 day to “14 Songs”, released June 15, 1993. Hop into The wayback Machine for this interview from June 1993 bu Robert Hilburn for the LA Times. POP MUSIC: An Untroubled Troubadour Songwriter Paul Westerberg returns with ’14 Songs’ about insecurities and desires–after battling his own June 06, 1993| Robert Hilburn Q: Why did you feel freer writing songs for a solo album than for the … Read more →

MPLS

Another Happy Birthday to Paul, from Bob Mehr (with bonus story)! Happy birthday to Paul Harold Westerberg – born 58 years ago on a particularly frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Replacements co-founder, revered solo artist, *the* singer-songwriter of his generation. The Johnson to my Boswell, as well as the only person to ever mail me a body part (a molar – it’s a long story). Here’s a footnote … Read more →