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Friday, March 03, 2006

Paul Westerberg & Replacements: B-Sides, Live Stuff, Non-Album Tracks & Rarities

Sometimes in this world someone takes time to do something nice simply out of the goodness of their heart. Recently, Friendly Guy Jerry took the time to make and mail me two CDs jam-packed with some great rarities, b-sides, live cuts, and non-album tracks from some of my favorite rough rockers Paul Westerberg & The Replacements. Why? Just because.

Now I share my largesse with you. Both are in zip format, and there are some real standouts here (and tons of covers, which I find fascinating to see how they put their own stamp on such a wide variety of influences). And thanks to Dean for filling in some of the provenance blanks.

PAUL WESTERBERG RARITIES DISC

Dyslexic Heart (Singles soundtrack)
Waiting for Somebody (Singles soundtrack)
Seein' Her (b-side of Knockin' on Mine)
Men Without Ties (b-side of Knockin' on Mine)
Dice Behind Your Shades (Festicle version, b-side of Knockin' on Mine)
Can't Hardly Wait (live '93 Whiskey a Go-Go, b-side World Class Fad) (Marah cover here)
Left of the Dial (live '93 Whiskey a Go-Go, b-side World Class Fad)
Another Girl, Another Planet (live '93 Whiskey a Go-Go, b-side World Class Fad)
Answering Machine (live '93 Whiskey a Go-Go, b-side World Class Fad)
Daydream Believer (live, b-side British single?)
(Can I tell you how shockingly happy this song makes me?)
A Star is Bored (Melrose Place Soundtrack)
Backlash (w/ Joan Jett) (Notorious LP)
Let's Do It (w/ Joan Jett) (Tank Girl Soundtrack)
(...you're a rocker, too cool for lovey dovey mixtapes. Throw this one on there.
Sunshine (Friends Soundtrack)
(take that, Ron Burgundy!)
Stain Yer Blood (Friends Soundtrack)
Make Your Own Kind of Music (Eventually Bonus Track Japan)
(I love the slightly off-key warble here, and the grand rebellion in singing along to this, especially if you can't sing)
I Want My Money Back (Grandpaboy Single)
Undone (Grandpaboy Single)
Wonderful Copenhagen (Suicaine Gratification Bonus Track Europe)
33rd of July (Suicaine Gratification Bonus Track Europe)
Nowhere Man (I Am Sam Soundtrack)
Be Bad For Me (Folker Bonus Track Europe)

WESTERBERG RARITIES AS ZIP FILE


REPLACEMENTS RARITIES DISC

If Only You Were Lonely (b-side of I'm In Trouble)
Hey Good Lookin' (b-side of I Will Dare)
20th Century Boy (T Rex cover) (Let It Be Outtake)
Who's Gonna Take Us Alive (Let It Be Outtake)
Temptation Eyes (Let It Be Outtake)
Street Girl (Let It Be Outtake)
Nowhere Is My Home (Boink LP - England)
Bundle Up (PTMM Rehearsal, Jungle Rock w/ new lyrics)
Empty As Your Heart (aka PO Box) (PTMM Rehearsal)
Time Is Killing Us (PTMM Rehearsal)
Kick It In (PTMM Rehearsal)
Run For The Country (PTMM Rehearsal)
Going Out Of My Head (PTMM Rehearsal)
("We'll learn it tomorrow. Think of another one.")
Trouble On The Way (PTMM Rehearsal)
Make This Your Home (PTMM Rehearsal)
Cool Water (PTMM Rehearsal)
Route 66 (b-side of Alex Chilton)
Tossin' and Turnin' (b-side of The Ledge)
(great rockin version of the Bobby Lewis classic)
Ought To Get Love (Don't Tell A Soul Outtake)
Kissing In Action (All Shook Down Outtake)

REPLACEMENTS RARITIES AS A ZIP FILE

What a great way to start the weekend. Bring out the sloppy raw rawk.

Oh! And this reminds me of a great book I read a bit back: Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991, by Michael Azerrad. Excellent chapter on The Replacements.

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66 Comments:

At March 03, 2006 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these. I have a number of the 'Mats tracks on various comps I found in dingy, old record stores. But there are plenty I've never heard.

Thanks again!

 
At March 03, 2006 5:41 PM, Blogger Jennings said...

Good stuff . . . the Mats and Wetserberg are always welcome.

 
At March 03, 2006 9:23 PM, Blogger wwjblog said...

wow! nice post! i miss music like this.

 
At March 04, 2006 1:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing this.

 
At March 04, 2006 8:55 AM, Blogger Lizzy said...

haha nice! i posted on that book too. The Replacement chapter was probably my favorite. The Husker Du one was pretty interesting too though. God, I love the Replacements. You're just too cool.

 
At March 04, 2006 9:38 AM, Blogger elle said...

sweet, thanks!

 
At March 05, 2006 1:43 PM, Blogger daviso said...

This is exactly what i have been looking for. I thought i hit pot of gold when i picked-up When the shit hits the fans was released on vinyl. This is a Westerburg overdose. Thanks for sharing. You made my sunday.

 
At March 05, 2006 2:31 PM, Blogger Dan said...

When I went to see Marah in Cambridge, Mass. in January, somebody asked me to describe their sound and I said that it's a combination of Bruce Springsteen and the Replacements.

I was given a funny looked, followed by "Who?"

It was sad.

 
At March 07, 2006 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a million! God I miss the Mats!!!

 
At March 10, 2006 7:10 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Wow, your Paul set is almost track-by-track the same as one I made a couple of years ago. Great stuff!

 
At March 10, 2006 9:09 PM, Anonymous David said...

The links aren't working and I would Loooooooooove to have these. :( Thank you thoug :)

 
At March 31, 2006 8:48 PM, Anonymous B said...

Wow, thank you! I've been looking for "Nowhere is my Home" for years.

 
At April 07, 2006 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some I have. Some I don't have. Either way, now I won't have to go digging through the collection for them.

Thanks so much.

 
At April 11, 2006 7:20 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Thanks so much! You have a great blog. I'm a huge Replacements fan, and there are a few of these that I don't have. It's always nice to meet another Mats fan! Your the best!

 
At April 11, 2006 11:33 PM, Blogger MackMcCoy said...

Hi

Thanks for posting this!!

I was searching for an MP3 of
the Replacements version of
"Temptation Eyes" and your site came up on top!

You rock!

The Replacements are G.O.A.T.

Mark

 
At April 15, 2006 5:22 PM, Anonymous brian said...

thanks so much. dinosaur jr show in boulder last night and found this today. great weekend. thanks again

 
At April 15, 2006 9:25 PM, Blogger hans q. bungle said...

Thank you for this, many I don't have, and the ones I do sound much cleaner here...

 
At April 25, 2006 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank heavens, I've been looking for nowhere is my home and "if only you were lonely" for ages now.

 
At April 26, 2006 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad the links ain't working !!!
I would have loved to hear some of the Mats tunes I dont have... boohoo !

 
At May 12, 2006 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much thanks ! I came across this only more or less by accident and was a 'mats fan back when. Actually, "If Only You Were Lonely" is what caught my eye here. Used to have that on some compilation a'way back, and long ago misplaced it and periodially crave it -- AND HERE IT IS ! yippee! Anyway - thanks thanks

 
At June 02, 2006 11:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I might love you.

- sean

 
At June 12, 2006 7:12 AM, Anonymous Paolo Fandango said...

Singles is probably my all time favourite films, well ok one of them, I had to survive on a cassette copy of the soundtrack for about 5 years until i tracked down the CD which they deleted in the UK after about 3 copies were sold. We'll always go dancing right?

 
At June 12, 2006 9:44 AM, Blogger heather said...

WE WILL *ALWAYS* GO DANCING!!!

 
At June 12, 2006 8:42 PM, Blogger florbatinjr said...

Thank you for sharing these stuff.

 
At June 16, 2006 10:27 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

I saw your post in the 'Mats NG and wanted to thank you sooo very much for posting these! And may I ask where exactly in Colorado are you? (Don't have to answer here- feel free to drop me a line :)

Cheers!

 
At June 21, 2006 9:28 PM, Blogger Jay said...

I found your blog on the newsgroup. thanks for posting these!

 
At June 23, 2006 10:35 AM, Blogger Mike said...

only 3 months late but finally getting around to grabbing this. been on a big kick since I grabbed the best of this week.

thanks for keeping it up for so long :)

 
At July 18, 2006 12:04 PM, Blogger Mulberry Panda 96 said...

Those Westerberg live tracks are better than I expected. I say "better" just because I've heard other concert footage from him that was kind of flat, but that's not the case here.

I hope most or all of the rarities are remastered for the rumored box set. Thanks for posting these!

 
At August 17, 2006 5:10 AM, Anonymous Rob V. said...

Just awesome. I came across your site last night while searching for "If Only You Were Lonely." I feel like I hit the mother-lode.

Thanks so much for some great PW/Mats tracks, and for maintaining such a cool site.

 
At August 23, 2006 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just browsing the net for some replacements b-sides adn stumbled across this post, awesome. cheers for this.
Euan

 
At September 27, 2006 5:21 AM, Anonymous robert said...

Wow! There's some wonderful stuff here. Thanks!

One note - "20th Century" is, of course, "20th Century Boy", a cover of the T-Rex song.

 
At October 29, 2006 8:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*sigh* - Looks like I might've got here too late, as the link doesn't work. Any chance you could repost this one? It looks like quite a fine set of songs!

 
At November 02, 2006 7:44 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

^what he said...^

 
At November 02, 2006 7:53 PM, Blogger heather said...

Yes, I am having server trouble right now, so those files kind of vanished. Please come back in ... a week or so? This is certainly one of the posts I will re-up the songs for when I can. Not gone forever.

 
At November 28, 2006 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been looking so long for the Let's Do It cover... finally found it... and it's broken... just like my heart. Though I appreciate you sharing all these tracks it's amazing.

 
At November 28, 2006 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

May I just say how awesome you are for posting these Mats rarities! I stumbled onto your site by chance (or was it destiny?!) Thanks for sharing.

Andre

 
At November 28, 2006 2:22 PM, Blogger heather said...

Let's Do It is fixed now -- I forgot that my server doesn't like apostrophes.

 
At January 01, 2007 3:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! Great way to start my new year! But the Azerrad book, while good in many ways, does a disservice to Mats fans. It implies, rather directly, that Paul abandoned Bobby Stinson when Bobby tried to clean up his act (quoting a Spin magazine article that Paul has openly denied.) And also imply that when the Mats went to a major label they stopped making good music (basically anything after Let It Be.) and that's clearly not true at all as the next two albums are what made their repuation. but that didn't fit in with the thesis of the book, so got ignored.

 
At January 02, 2007 6:15 PM, Blogger ffolke said...

Very nice songs. Is there any info about these songs origins or dates? All I could find was possible outtake session listings from http://www.cros.net/chazz/rare/TheReplacements.htm

 
At January 02, 2007 7:50 PM, Blogger heather said...

hi ffolke, thanks. No, I really don't have much info at all about these tracks, although if someone had any definitive dates or session info, I'd add it to the post. Really, I just have the songs which someone sent to me on CD.

 
At January 02, 2007 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a colossal treasure trove. Thanks so much for posting and then re-posting. I miss hearing these guys on the radio. I wish radio didn't suck. But I'm getting off track. Thanks again. That said, among the Replacements tracks, mp3s for "Hey Good Lookin" and "Tossin and Turnin" are missing, at least for those of us who have to download one track at a time.

 
At January 02, 2007 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and "Who's Gonna Take Us Alive" is missing too.

 
At January 05, 2007 2:42 PM, Blogger heather said...

Thanks for the heads-up, the broken links are fixed now!

 
At January 11, 2007 2:21 AM, Anonymous MWells said...

Thank you so much for posting these! I've been looking for the Festical version of "Dice Behind Your Shades" for ages! Ditto "33rd of July". Really great stuff! Thanks again. And... get well soon, Paul!

 
At January 17, 2007 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post! Thanks! I have many of these on vinyl but no way to covert to MP3. Much appreciated.....

-Kent

 
At January 18, 2007 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bless you heather! i also had a bunch of this stuff but there were songs i had never heard before! and i thought i heard everything. i still think "kissing in action" is one of the best replacement songs ever made- thank you for giving me an mp3. i'm sure the song never made it to an album because it sounds too bubblegummy and paul prob hates it, but it still sends goosebumps down my spine when i hear the opening riff, a riff to rival some of keef's best for the stones. thanks, john from lancaster, pa

 
At January 27, 2007 8:06 AM, Blogger SINEDDIE said...

N-I-C-E !

 
At February 19, 2007 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU. YOU'RE AMAZING. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS STUFF!

 
At March 17, 2007 3:35 PM, Anonymous Rory McDonnell said...

This is fantastic stuff, love the replacements and really only catching up on Paul's output. This download is a dream come true. Thanks Heather.

 
At March 31, 2007 2:02 PM, Anonymous dex dexter said...

Lovely, You godess among women!

 
At April 05, 2007 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is awesome. Thanks so much. not to be greedy but I've been trying to find "Cheyenne" everywhere with no luck. Do you have or know where I can find?

 
At May 02, 2007 10:22 PM, Anonymous Darren said...

Wow, these are great. You're helping me get back in touch with my inner Mat. By the way, track #20 (Kissing In Action) is missing. Instead, there's a duplicate of #19 (Ought To Get Love).

 
At May 12, 2007 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an original 'Shit hits the fans' cassette...respond if interested and we can talk.

 
At June 27, 2007 9:58 AM, Blogger heather said...

Darren, Kissing in Action is finally fixed!

 
At July 17, 2007 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah talk about hitting the mother lode, thanks so much. bless you!

 
At October 23, 2007 12:27 AM, Anonymous jonovox said...

What a HOOTENANNY reading your blog! Listening to the Replacements still make me fell like I am 20, 21 years later. Power to the Peaceful!

 
At December 22, 2007 11:11 PM, Anonymous Miss_Zabone said...

I cried when I saw this. That's how happy it made me. Seriously. (See...you aren't the only nerd here : )

THANX AGAIN!!!

 
At January 16, 2008 8:42 PM, Blogger JohnB said...

Nowhere is my Home, If only you were lonely...I have been looking for this stuff for a long time. You made my night (maybe my year). Thanks for sharing!

 
At January 22, 2008 3:38 PM, Anonymous NCBRI said...

I stumbled upon this blog and as PJ fan I was drawn to it immediately but have found all kinds of cool stuff on here. I love Westerberg and The Replacements so I'm downloading as I type. Keep up the great blog. It's awesome!

Brian

 
At February 05, 2008 4:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appreciate this staying up as long as it has. Managed to delete almost everything yesterday afternoon. And am building up the files again. Replacements/Westerberg on the top of the list and I still had fuel/friends bookmarked. Sometimes the world is very friendly. Thanks.
bp

 
At February 23, 2008 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome!! I love the internet and wonderful people like you!! Big west sloppy kisses from Indy!! Replacements are the BEST!!

Kent

 
At April 23, 2008 11:11 AM, Blogger TomesoR said...

Anyone else hear the big glitch in Cool Water about 9 seconds in? Any chance there is a better copy of this somewhere?

 
At July 10, 2008 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for this!

cheers!

 
At July 12, 2008 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, after 20 years I sobered up enough to remember going to many a 'Mats show, funny thing I don't have a clear recall of the songs. This helps fill in the blanks..... on behalf of the BLANK GENERATION, muchas gracias...

 
At July 22, 2008 6:13 AM, Anonymous jnipe said...

Thanks. This looks like a great compilation of material.
Jim
bookofkills.com

 
At January 27, 2009 2:39 PM, Blogger Scott said...

wow, very cool of you to offer these tidy packages of goodness, and doubly cool that the links are functioning so long after the fact. talk about the gift that keeps on giving! thanks again.

 

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