Articles, Links, and Misc. Westerberg
Articles & InterviewsMWT Features
Thanks to some generous readers of this site, I have a some stuff that I was able to post exclusively on the site:
- Mark Brown Interview Feb 99
A full transcript of an interview with Paul done in Feb 1999, thanks to Mark Brown for allowing me to post it here.
- Mark Brown Interview 7/96
Once again, a full transcript from Mark.
- Love Untold: St. Paul's Letters To The Philistines
This feature, written by Jeremy Gluck, also appeared in the British magazine Bucketful of Brains. A joyous celebration of our Paul, with a fresh spin on Eventually that really increased my appreciation on the album. Mega thanks to Jeremy for sending this to me. I can't urge you strongly enough to read this. FYI: for those of you who have The Trouser Press Record Guide, check out Jeremy's discography with the UK band, the Barracudas.
- We now have part 2 of the epic, circa July 2004: "A Star Is Reborn: St. Paul and The Road From Damascus".
- Paul on World Cafe 1996
Paul was the guest on World Cafe when he played in Philly in July 96, thanks to Richard for sending in a transcription of the interview.
- Russell Hall's Interview with Paul
Thanks very much to Russell Hall for providing us with the full text of his interview with Paul, done in May 1996. Portions of the interview also appeared in Bone and Performing Songwriter.
Westerberg & Replacements & Other Related Links
- "Open Season" soundtrack on Lost Highway Records
- Paul's releases on Vagrant Records
- Paul Westerberg on Yahoo! Music
- Paul Westerberg on Rolling Stone
- Paul Westerberg on All Music
- The Official Skyway Home Page
This is the companion site to the Skyway e-mail newsletter, thee longest-running gathering place for Mats fans online, run by Matt Tomich, who deserves a medal for all the work he's put into this project. Looking for chords for PW + Mats tunes - click here for Chords to All Yer Favorite Tunes!
- Twin/Tone Records
The Mats first record label, with a wonderful collection of old pictures, sounds and video. There's a 15 song set by an oh-so-young-looking Mats from Sept. 5, 1981, recorded at the 7th Street Entry.
- The Foshay Tower
"Dedicated to the most towering musical institution to arise from the Twin Cities, if not the entire Midwest: the Replacements."
- Beyond The Mats - The Legend of Drunken Masters
One man's obsession with Paul and The Gang - we can all relate.
"Fantasy Phone Swingers' Hotline
Pure silk, pure seduction
G-strings in petal pink Hell"
See the orginial issue of "City Pages" (Wednesday, October 13th, 1982; volume 4, number 79), which inspired the Mats to write "Lovelines".
- Mats Virtual Tour
Can't get to the Twin Cities? Take a virtual tour of various Mats landmarks around Minneapolis, thanks to Brady.
- Slim Dunlap on Medium Cool Records
- Chris Mars
Chris Mars has a website which features his artwork and also has info on his post-Mats music.
- Peter Jesperson
The Mats original manager, who also co-produced their first 4 records. Now at New West Records.
- First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry
Minneapolis club that was home to many a great Mats shows back in the day, it's open, it's closed, yeah it's open again!
- City Pages Online
The Twin Cities alternative weekly, whose personals section was immortalized in Lovelines ("G-strings in petal pink").
- Tommy Keene
Pop music legend who played guitar on the Eventually tour.
- Kevin Bowe
Minneapolis songwriter and producer who played guitar in the Painkillers and His Only Friends.
- Michael Bland
World's best drummer who played on both the Eventually tour and as part of the Painkillers and His Only Friends
- Gorman Bechard
Site for the author of "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told", a novel that imagines a meeting between the Mats and the Daughter of God.
- Alan Arlt
Check out "The Carpet Frogs: Music After Tomorrow", a novel about a Minneapolis band based loosely on The Replacements.
- "Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Rock Underground, 1981-1991"
The Mats are included in this book by Michael Azerrad which chronicles the world of 80s indie rock by covering 13 bands, including The Mats. The other bands included Black Flag, Minutemen, Mission of Burma, Minor Threat and Husker Du.