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Thursday, May 04, 2006

New Replacements: "Message To The Boys"

Oh, this is soooo good: classic 'Mats flavor and a rocking sound on this, the first new Replacements song in 16 years. I am loving it. The song was premiered earlier today on the Jim Rome show, which seemed an odd choice to many (apparently he is a sports radio guy), but his passion about music came through as he talked about his time working on college radio and his love for the Replacements.

Message To The Boys - The Replacements

(rip from streaming online radio, up for a limited time)

I heard Stinson's interview, and Westerberg was also supposed to call in. Anyone catch the whole thing? I am anticipating the forthcoming album Don't You Know Who I Think I Was: The Best Of The Replacements, due June 13 from Rhino Records.

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12 Comments:

At May 04, 2006 4:10 PM, Blogger Your Hometown Hero said...

As a Twin Cities resident, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for this new song from our hometown heroes.

 
At May 04, 2006 4:59 PM, Blogger Mikey Mo said...

Hey- I listened to the whole thing. As you mentioned, Paul didn't call in, as a matter of fact, he pretty much blew it off, much to the disdain of Rome. But Tommy was a great interview. He pretty much downplayed the Replacements doing a tour, and eventually he got bored with the topic and wanted to discuss the Lakers instead. The song they played was Message to the Boys, which was very good, sounded like vintage Replacements. All in all, a good segment....

 
At May 04, 2006 9:08 PM, Blogger Eric said...

So nice. Very good on a night that the Bulls are eliminated from the playoffs and the Cubs are getting spanked (again).

 
At May 04, 2006 9:50 PM, Anonymous jennings said...

You kick all of our asses all of the time.

Seriously.

 
At May 05, 2006 9:10 AM, Blogger Gamer C. said...

Sweet!! I like this! Great find.

 
At May 05, 2006 9:11 AM, Anonymous daver from chicago said...

Wow, great post!

OK, the opening riff sounds a little derivative of Paul's "Dyslexic Heart" off the Singles soundtrack, but otherwise this is a great -- dare I say "feel good" -- melodic rock track that picks up where "Don't Tell A Soul" left off. And it actually has a looser, less anxious feel than a lot of the songs on that album (on which they were trying so so so hard to break through).

I listened to it three times before writing this comment. Happy Friday indeed!

 
At May 05, 2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Daver -- Totally agree with you on the "Dyslexic Heart" thing. I kept waiting for the Na Na Na Na's to come in.

Great tune. Great job!

 
At May 05, 2006 10:05 AM, Blogger alias pail said...

awesome! are they doing an album?

 
At May 05, 2006 11:16 AM, Anonymous Wisconsin said...

Kudos to MPLS. Thanks for the Mats, Husker Du, & Soul Asylum & that Purple Rain guy, too.
It will be hard for any of these acts to reform and be vital I'm afraid. Nostalgia is a mixed bag & the sign of a dying culture.

 
At May 06, 2006 5:25 AM, Anonymous lism. said...

Oh Heather, once again you have made a little pixiegirl very very happy... xox

 
At May 09, 2006 3:20 PM, Blogger steve said...

Oh man, I am totally flipped out. Thanks SO much for posting!

 
At May 20, 2006 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went over a neighbor/friend's house last night and we got to talking about regional beers - what one does when watching bball. He mentioned Grain Belt. Told him I never had it, but saw a photo of the mats standing in front of a Grain Belt billboard. This am got msg from friend attaching "Message to the Boys." Ain't life grand.

 

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