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The Replacements are an alternative rock group that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979. The band originally started off as a hardcore punk outfit but began to incorporate folk and power pop influences in their sound. They become one of the leaders of the early alt-folk set and one of the flagship bands of the American 80s post-punk scene, being as well a major influence on 90s indie rock. The band's best known lineup consisted of Paul Westerberg (vocals, guitar), Bob Stinson (guitar), Tommy Stinson (bass) and Chris Mars (drums). They were infamous for their abrasive, hard drinking lifestyles and their ragged stage performances, notorious for coming to some shows too drunk to play very well at all. Sometimes, they just performed entire sets of covers, their picks showing their debt to 70s hard rock outfits. The sound of this band showed off what their many fans saw as the very best of independent rock n' roll. More than possibly any other band since The Rolling Stones and the the Ramones, the Replacements embodied the spirit of rock, from their raucous performances, drug addictions, charismatic and romantic frontman, and wild, sometimes basic and sometimes powerfully confessional songs. At any given time, almost any list of 'The Best Rock Albums Of All Time' will include either the album 'Let It Be' or 'Tim', sometimes both. Their sound started off as a classic rock influenced shade of punk, mutating to a melodic hardcore sound reminiscent of local buddies Hüsker Dü. They also progressed into a relatively straightforward but heartfelt rock style, with a number of highly soulful ballads from the heart of Westerberg to round out the mix. The band broke up in 1991. Bob Stinson, who was fired from the band in 1986 (and was subsequently replaced by Slim Dunlap), died in 1995. Westerberg and Mars both have solo careers, and Tommy Stinson formed several bands, like Perfect and Bash and Pop, and now plays bass for Guns and Roses and Soul Asylum. In 2012, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reformed the Replacements and recorded an EP, "Songs for Slim" as a benefit for former member Slim Dunlap, who had suffered a stroke. The band played their first show since 1991 on August 24, 2013 at RiotFest in Toronto, and has since played at several festivals since. The band also currently includes Josh Freese on drums and Dave Minehan on guitar. The band played it's final show in June 2015. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

I Will Dare

Let It Be
Last Played on April 12, 2015 3:14pm

I'll Be You

Don't Tell A Soul
Last Played on January 26, 2015 12:48am

Achin To Be

Dont Tell A Soul
Last Played on January 22, 2015 7:49pm

Androgynous

Let It Be
Last Played on December 23, 2014 4:50am

Unsatisfied

Let It Be
Last Played on September 13, 2014 3:41am

Alex Chilton

Pleased To Meet Me
Last Played on August 21, 2014 12:24am

Can't Hardly Wait

Pleased To Meet Me
Last Played on August 15, 2014 6:46pm

Another Girl, Another Planet (Live)

Inconcerated
Last Played on April 28, 2014 5:05pm

Swingin' Party

Tim
Last Played on March 17, 2014 5:25pm

Kiss Me On The Bus

Tim
Last Played on March 05, 2014 12:07am

Hold My Life

Tim
Last Played on February 21, 2014 12:51pm

Here Comes A Regular

Tim
Last Played on February 17, 2014 7:29am

Bastards of Young

Tim
Last Played on February 16, 2014 3:08am

Left Of The Dial

Tim
Last Played on February 11, 2014 10:09pm

Merry Go Round

All Shook Down
Last Played on January 22, 2014 1:23pm

Talent Show

Don't Tell A Soul
Last Played on January 06, 2014 8:09pm

I'M NOT SAYIN'

Songs For Slim

Waitress In The Sky

Asking Me Lies

Dont Tell A Soul

When It Began

All Shook Down

WITHIN YOUR REACH

I Will Dare

Let It Be