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Paul Westerberg

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There’s a great (kinda old) interview with Paul Westerberg of The Replacements on pitchfork.  In it, he tells a great story about the moment that catalyzed the band’s breakup:

It was that one fucking poster in Europe…if they ever make a movie about us, that was “the moment.” The German promoter comes in and shows us the poster with me, “Paul Westerberg and the Replacements.” In German or whatever. Tommy ripped it in half and said “that’s fucking it” and stormed out. I thought, there it is, we’re done.

The Replacements were a phenomenal alt-rock band during the 80s who were known for their constantly changing sound and unpredictable live show.  If you don’t know, now you know.

Make sure to watch the video above- its from the band’s one appearance on S.aturday N.ight L.ive.  They play very tightly and with a lot of energy, which is impressive since the band was blacklisted after the performance for swearing at the camera, stumbling around on stage, and generally just being absurdly drunk.  The video is pretty hard to find since above variety show is assholes about their video clips (hence the period breaks).

Bonus: Free Album!


Written by Peter Kelly

March 22, 2009 at 6:14 pm

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  1. Dude, nice find. Funny how people talk about the eighties, but if you look at it, it had some of the greatest american artist gems of all time.


    November 3, 2009 at 11:07 pm

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