Rhino revives Replacements, reissues recordings
Rhino Records is continuing its tradition of breathing new life into artists whose work has made a grand impact on music. This time the focus is on The Replacements, a band that made an incredible mark on shaping the alternative sound throughout the '80s and early '90s.
As Billboard.com reports, their first three albums (Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash, Hootenanny and Let it Be) and an EP (Stink) will be simultaneously released on April 22. If that wasn’t enough goodness to get music lovers quivering, all the albums will feature previously unreleased material.
The recordings feature all four original members of The Replacements: Chris Mars, brothers Bob and Tommy Stinson, and number 52 of Paste’s Greatest Living Songwriters, Paul Westerberg . The Replacements started out as a punk act in the vein of The Clash but grew beyond it and became one of the defining bands of early alternative music.
They went through few lineup changes and throughout their years they were as known for their music as their drunken behavior during live shows. The band eventually broke up in 1991, just as alternative was beginning to hit mainstream audiences.
Rhino also plans to re-release the band’s major label recordings Tim, Pleased To Meet Me, Don’t Tell a Soul and All Shook Down later in the year. Hopefully the releases will spawn enough attention to garner a reunion like other formally defunct alternative acts.
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