My Favorite Band. Ever.
Since the news is official now, wanted to share a bit more about The Replacements’ “For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986”-featuring the band’s original lineup of Paul Westerberg, Bob Stinson, Chris Mars and Tommy Stinson. It’s 29 songs, 80 minutes of incredible music from the "Tim"-era, a set that touches on all five of the band’s studio albums up to that point, as well as some rarities and covers (of T-Rex, the Beatles, etc.) It is, simply put, the best sounding Replacements live product that anyone has ever heard. It’s out Oct. 6 on 2-LP/2-CD/digital from Rhino Records. Available for pre-order (link in bio) For the diehard fans and sonically minded among you, please note: this is not an “official bootleg,” nor is it sourced from the audience or soundboard recording of the 2/4/86 Maxwell’s gig. Rather, this is a show Warner Bros./Sire had professionally recorded by Randy Ezratty and his 24-track Effanel mobile unit (known for live work with U2, The Who and Rolling Stones). It was loosely intended to be a promotional release of some kind, but the band moved on and made their next studio album instead. The master tapes have been sitting in the Warner vaults for several decades. More recently, the tracks were mixed by the venerable Brian Kehew and Bill Inglot at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, and mastered by the great Howie Weinberg at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, CA. The project was produced for release by yours truly, with the help of Rhino’s ever patient and often heroic A&R/product man Jason Reynolds, the full support of the Replacements & their management team of Darren Hill and John Kastner, the guidance of Michael Hill and the kindness of Steve Fallon and the Maxwell's family. I’ve written a new set of liner notes, and the package – designed by Mike Joyce at Stereotype – features a collection of previously unseen photos of the show in question by the amazing Caryn Rose. Anyway, hope you will pre-order and spread the word. You will not be disappointed. It really does rock like murder! #thereplacements