Color Me Impressed
April 30, 2013 3:28 AM   Subscribe

The goal of Color Me Impressed is to share every known Replacements (and related) live recording available.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken (13 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Odd, I was just sent this link from an old pal, via Buzzfeed of all things....I assumed the internet kids younger than Craig Finn missed out on this spirit of rock n roll hot mess.

Angsty, blue collar, romantic/cynic left of the dial and wrong side of the track music spoke to me.

The spirit of rock n roll.....Wham!

And don't forget about Songs For Slim, since the stroke I think he could use it.
posted by C.A.S. at 4:53 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

THANKS for this!!! OMG.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 5:48 AM on April 30, 2013

Yes! This is fantastic
posted by Pre-Taped Call In Show at 6:47 AM on April 30, 2013

Near the top of my very long (and growing) list of regrets is the fact that I'm too young to have ever seen the 'Mats live. I did get to see Paul twice, once by himself and once with a full band.

Thanks for the post.
posted by Rangeboy at 7:11 AM on April 30, 2013

Thanks thanks thanks! Having just watched Color Me Impressed, I was reminded of how much I would have loved to have seen these guys live. Also, this set list is hilari-awesome.
posted by Rykey at 7:16 AM on April 30, 2013

...oops, Color Me *Obsessed.*
posted by Rykey at 7:21 AM on April 30, 2013

Took a brief look through and appears to be missing lots of early concert dates, or at least I didn't see them. Two that come to mind that I was at are the Navy Island show in St. Paul in 1983 (according to the internets May 21) where they opened up for REM and others. Also, they played a string of high school mixers in '84 and '85. I saw most of these are they were hilarious. The best was the the all-girls catholic Regina High in Saint Paul.
posted by misterpatrick at 8:06 AM on April 30, 2013

Every time I hear about the Replacements I laugh. I have a co worker that is a quiet older maintenance man. He doesn't say to much, laughs easily and has been known to eat cans of franks and beans for lunch. He is a pretty tight lipped guy and doesn't talk about his home life much. In fact he didn't even tell his co-workers when he went away and got married. He is just that kind of guy.
Then one day at lunch he mentioned his stepson...Tommy Stinson!
posted by The Violet Cypher at 8:06 AM on April 30, 2013 [3 favorites]

I Will Dare to download all of these.
posted by entropicamericana at 8:40 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

That's funny, because I'm pretty sure Westerberg's dad was a maintenance man as well.
posted by C.A.S. at 8:56 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Well, this is rad. I was hugely into collecting 'Mats shows about seven or eight years ago, but managed to lose my entire collection and haven't gotten around to replacing it since.
posted by jeudi at 10:32 AM on April 30, 2013

C.A.S.: Paul worked as a janitor at the office of Sen. David Durenberger, I believe, and I think his dad sold cars...
posted by AJaffe at 11:00 AM on April 30, 2013

I'm pretty sure his dad was a dentist...
posted by aquanaut at 4:24 PM on April 30, 2013

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