Radio Replacements
April 21, 2008 6:15 PM   Subscribe

The Replacements on KFAI FM Minneapolis 1983.
posted by vronsky (25 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Fuck School

Johnny's Gonna Die
posted by vronsky at 6:23 PM on April 21, 2008

I have a feeling this thread's gonna die, too.

But like the YouTube commenter says, "This is what makes the internet great. Never knew these early videos even existed."

And get a look at the Tommy Stinson's crazy big jacket in the
I Will Dare
posted by notyou at 7:03 PM on April 21, 2008

Why would it die?? Are you kidding me? This is GOOD!
posted by vronsky at 7:14 PM on April 21, 2008

Coincidentally, Rhino is reissuing the first four Replacements albums tomorrow, with extra tracks. (Pitchfork review.)
posted by Prospero at 7:24 PM on April 21, 2008

I love The Replacements. But at the time, The Crucifucks represented what I thought was cool.

Sorry to hijack your thread dude. I'm too lazy to create my own.

Someone needs to create an awesome Crucifucks thread though.
posted by PHINC at 7:27 PM on April 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

Made my night, thanks.

One of the nice things about living where I do (around New London, CT) is that there are still a fair number of people in these parts who treat the 'Mats with a kind of head-shaking reverence. For about 10 minutes way back then, they really were the greatest band in the history of rock and roll.

I Hate Music/Stuck in the Middle from the '81 7th St. Entry show. Amazing.
posted by Kinbote at 7:27 PM on April 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

Man, I never would have made it past sixteen without the 'Mats. Thanks for links.
posted by Rangeboy at 7:42 PM on April 21, 2008

From the same decade -- Todd Rundgren on Letterman : Lysistrata, Change Myself and The Waiting Game.
posted by vronsky at 7:55 PM on April 21, 2008

Sometimes I just ain't in the mood to take my place in back with the loudmouths. Still, thanks for this.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:11 PM on April 21, 2008

In case you didn't notice, this post covers the "three R's" -- Replacements, Rundgren, and Roots -Rock -Reggae:-)
posted by vronsky at 8:46 PM on April 21, 2008

*subscribes to PHINC's newsletter*

More Crucifucks. With appropriately awful sound quality.

Cuz if any band should hijack one of vronsky's excellent threads, it should be the Crucifucks.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:31 PM on April 21, 2008

Wow - living in Mpls so close to KFAI, this is really interesting.

However, PHINC's Crucifucks threadjack totally FTW. I never even *thought* to look on YouTube for videos of their shows, you totally made my day.

I remember listening to them for the first time as a teenager and it just blew my mind.
posted by EricGjerde at 9:31 PM on April 21, 2008

Everyone is free to post whatever they want in my threads ;-) Always. No sweat dude.
posted by vronsky at 9:44 PM on April 21, 2008

Funny, on reading the front page I thought "Fuck the Replacements, here's the Crucifucks," and you people were already talking about them. What a weird coincidence.
posted by D.C. at 10:30 PM on April 21, 2008

"Unsatisfied" is the second best song ever written in the history of the world.
posted by Dizzy at 3:21 AM on April 22, 2008

"Unsatisfied" is the second best song ever written in the history of the world.

And the best song is "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder.

/(snickers, hops on tiny skateboard and flees thread giggling)

posted by spoobnooble at 5:56 AM on April 22, 2008

And Johnny Thunders is #1. Or maybe Billy Don't Be A Hero?
posted by vronsky at 6:31 AM on April 22, 2008

Placemats, awesome.

... but yay Crucifucks! Steve Shelley's first group. Thurston Moore gave the C-Fux a shout-out when I saw his solo gig last October.
posted by porn in the woods at 8:19 AM on April 22, 2008

Placemats rule.
posted by Mental Wimp at 1:35 PM on April 22, 2008

I was very young and punky in St. Paul in 1983 and one of my most lasting regrets is that I never got to see the Replacements before my parents moved me to Arizona in '84. I did see a couple of amazing Hüsker Dü shows though.
posted by Squeak Attack at 5:29 PM on April 22, 2008

I recall one sweatry summer night in 83 or 84 and popping down to the local punk/new wave club to catch the end of their set, not knowing who they were. The were loud as hell, Westerberg with his hollowbody and the "firewood" sticker on it. They were so loud and chaotic people were walking out. I was transfixed on these guys. Totally fascinated with these guys - they were bucking a lot of trends, 80's conventions/rules for bands, people need to realize. I know its probably more of a dude thing - but these guys were sick! they had I WIll Dare 12" promos in their van. I have the tape of this show where they do this "new one" called "I will dare," one claps and Westerberg says "I gues nobody liked THAT one." They did "2oth Century Boy," and "Hitchnin a ride." A huuuge fat wall of overdriven guitars. After the show Bob Stinson wearing nothing but panty hose and a fur vest asked me and my buddy who had "any drugs." They were on their way that week to NYC to make it big. (which immediately happened) those guys were sick! good times. burp
posted by celerystick at 11:15 AM on April 23, 2008 [1 favorite]

My band in eighth grade couldn't decide whether we wanted to be more like the Replacements or Hüsker Dü. In our minds, that is. We obviously didn't rise to level of either, but those were our hometown heroes at the time.

We kicked the asses of the Grateful Dead-wannabe band of juniors and seniors in the Battle of the Bands, however. That was glorious.
posted by umbú at 7:37 AM on April 24, 2008

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