Glen Campbell 1936-2017

R.I.P. Glen Campbell: He wasn’t just a ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, CityPages

Campbell’s 61st studio album, “Ghost On The Canvas” was released in 2011. The title track was a PW cover of a song Paul released in 2009 on “PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys.” Paul appeared in the video for the song, which starts out with a visual nod to the Mats video for “Bastards of Young”.

Another Westerberg song called “Any Trouble” also appeared on GOTC, and includes some lyrics familiar to us from “It’s A Wonderful Lie”.

Don’t go and make a fuss
And you forget about us
And any trouble you got will fade away
Don’t pin your hopes
Don’t pin your dreams
On misanthropes
And guys like me
Don’t pin your hair
Let it hang down
Don’t go to any trouble on my account

Campbell also covered a PW song on in 2008’s “Meet Glen Campbell”, which also included covers of U2, The Foo Fighters and Green Day.

Happy 33rd of July

And it’s already the 33rd of July
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Cryday night

Twelve-thousand, five hundred
Days you’ve been alive
I’m leaving in early Septober

And it’s already the 33rd of July
I met you again last night for the very first time

Diamonds are forever
I am for sometime
I’m leaving in early Septober

And it’s already the 33rd of July
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Cryday night

Twelve-thousand, five hundred
times I have lied
I’m staying till early Septober
And it’s already the 33rd of July

New Song Posted: “Feelin’ Good”

Another song added to the Dry Wood Garage! Today’s new tune is “Feelin’ Good”.

Alternate artwork makes the message clearer:

feelin good paul westerberg

“Many thanks to John Woodland for recording Tim O’Reagan BV & Keely Lane Drum”

Slicing Up Eyeballs aptly nails the key descriptor of this song – twang! Listen: Paul Westerberg’s ‘Feelin’ Good’ on twangy new song — 3rd from mystery project

For the third Saturday in a row, Paul Westerberg has released a new song via his anonymous Soundcloud account — and this time it’s a twangy, acoustic shuffle called “Felin’ Good” that’s the most conventional of the batch of new songs he’s released over the course of this month.

The artwork accompanying the new song suggests Westerberg’s been joined by a couple local musicians: Tim O’Regan, drummer for The Jayhawks, on backing vocals, and Keely Lane, of Ol’ Yeller, on drums.

Also added to the Dry Wood Garage, this image with Paul’s initials.

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The Replacements For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986

live at maxwell's
The “Coming soon” news from The Replacements is here and it’s spectacular!

Replacements Unearth 1986 Concert for ‘Live at Maxwell’s’ (Rolling Stone)
First proper Replacements live album from 1986 coming out in October (Star-Tribune)

When asked in 2007 why the Replacements had yet to release a proper live album, bassist Tommy Stinson told his hometown newspaper, “There are no good Replacements live recordings.”

Rhino Records finally hopes to prove Stinson wrong. The Warner Bros.-affiliated reissue specialty label announced today the Oct. 6 release of “For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986,” a 29-song, double-disc live album that captures Minneapolis’ most legendary band at a landmark Hoboken, N.J., rock club near the end of the run for the group’s original lineup with guitarist Bob Stinson. Not counting the questionably issued 1985 cassette bootleg “When the Sh—Hits the Fans” and the limited-edition 1989 EP “Inconcerated,” it will be the first live album in the Replacements’ discography.

“It’s head and shoulders above all the other recordings in terms of fidelity,” said Bob Mehr, author of last year’s biography on the band, “Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements,” who also helped produce the new collection. Not only is the audio quality supposed to be top-shelf, but the performance is reportedly an unusually solid one, too.

Listen to a preview track on Soundcloud:
🔈🔈 The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait (Live at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)

Bob Mehr posted additional details about the project on Facebook:


Disc One
1. "Hayday"
2. "Color Me Impressed"
3. "Dose Of Thunder"
4. "Fox On The Run"
5. "Hold My Life"
6. "I Will Dare"
7. "Favorite Thing"
8. "Unsatisfied"
9. "Can't Hardly Wait"
10. "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out"
11. "Takin' A Ride"
12. "Bastards Of Young"
13. "Kiss Me On The Bus"
14. "Black Diamond"
Disc Two
1. "Johnny's Gonna Die"
2. "Otto"
3. "I'm In Trouble"
4. "Left Of The Dial"
5. "God Damn Job"
6. "Answering Machine"
7. "Waitress In The Sky"
8. "Take Me Down To The Hospital"
9. "Gary's Got A Boner"
10. "If Only You Were Lonely"
11. "Baby Strange"
12. "Hitchin' A Ride"
13. "Nowhere Man"
14. "Go"
15. "Fuck School"