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 →

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 →

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 →

The Replacements For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986

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 … Read more →

Westerberg-Adjacent News

In the absence of PW news at the moment, I’ve gathered up some Westerberg-adjacent items you might find of interest. • Tommy is busy, busy, busy as always. Keep up with his many projects on his FB page. He just announced new Bash & Pop tour dates in May. He’s done quite a few interviews in support of the new B&P record, “Anything Can Happen”, including this one with Rolling Stone: “How … Read more →