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The music world has started to show increased interest in REPLACEMENTS, which increased a million times after the release of "Let It Be" - the album, many critics proclaimed " the best rock `n` roll plate of all time. "
Vokalogitarist Paul Westerberg (31.12.1960) was the son of car salesman ,however, that not a drop of it did not stop falling in love with the music SEX PISTOLS and the janitor work, the laborer. Without thinking he collected in 1979 IMPEDIMENTS band with guitarist Bob Stinson (17/12/1959) , his younger brother twelve - bassist Tommy Stinson (6.10.1966) and drummer Chris Mars (26.4.1961). As it usually happens ,They do give concerts (often drunken vusmert) the clubs of his native Minneapolis. The first concert took place in the premises belonging to one of the churches in June 1980. Peter Jesperson, a local record company boss Twintone Records, having heard plenty of insane hardcore quartet, invited them to join.The team changed its name to REPLACEMENTS and released crude uncouth and daring hardcore LP "Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash" which fit eighteen meaningless songs, including such gems as "I Hate Music" with the words " I hate the music in it too many notes. " A year later materialized the second disc - mini-album "Stink" - eight violent and chaotic songs with good-natured names like "Fuck School". Thank the group began to slowly crawl out of state, largely thanks to tales of drunken musicians and pronarkomanennom way of life.
Disc "Hotenanny" unexpectedly showed unusual for hardcore progress -group took stylistic merrymaking break into hardcore sound elements of folk, country, blues and surf. The music world has started to show increased interest in REPLACEMENTS, which increased a million times after the release of "Let It Be" - the album, many critics proclaimed " the best rock `n` roll plate of all time. "However, on this drive wide of punk rocker will find little of interest - REPLACEMENTS abused alternative sound, wedged many mournful acoustic and completely getting rid of the punk -rock drive. The record for those who like to sigh in admiration over the records R.E.M. and absolutely not for those who rock and rollroll associated with "Something Else" or "Anarchy In The UK". However, the praise of the press led to the fact that REPLACEMENTS were able to sign a contract with a large company Sire Records, which is allocated to them Tommy Erdelyi (former RAMONES drummer) as a producer. "Tim" turned out to be a model of more traditional and winding rock `n ` roll ,wedged into the framework of alternative and post-punk. Really strong work deserves much more attention than the call " classic " predecessor. The disc has come to 183 locations in the US national parade.
At the end of 1986, Bob Stinson was expelled from the team for excessive addiction to drugs ,and was replaced by Slim Dunlap (Robert Dunlap, 14.8.1951). Recorded as a trio has more stylistically diverse "Pleased To Meet Me" reached 131 places and stayed in the features nineteen weeks - mineapolissky rock `n ` roll has finally received the recognition of the masses ,After three long years after the critical acclaim (thanks to the "Let It Be" and the double album HUSKER DU "Zen Arcade").
After the release of "Pleased To Meet Me" group finally slipped into a commercial sound, the disc "Don`t Tell A Soul" sold over a quarter of a million copies, and it as a special guest can be heard singing Tom Waits.Paul Westerberg, oshalev from such joy stated that quit drinking once and for all.
October 13, 1990 Mars left the band, being clearly dominated by persons dissatisfied with excessive vocalist Paul`a in REPLACEMENTS. New drummer Steve Foley (ex -ROUTINE 11 and ex -THINGS FALL DOWN) took part in the recording disc "All Shook Down",where as a guest of John Cale. The album was the last creation of the group, and then, in September 1991, all the participants dispersed, in order to pursue a solo illegal businesses. Tommy picked BASH & POP group, and then PERFECT.
February 18, 1995, died from a drug overdose Bob Stinson ,Paul Westerberg continues still active solo career, causing mixed reactions of critics - most of his favor with honors, but many compare his new works with classics from REPLACEMENTS and pretending while clearly disgruntled mine. .