I'm Past My Prime, or Was That Just a Pose?

Artist Song
Paul Westerberg  Waiting For Somebody 
Bash & Pop  Never Aim to Please 
Grandpaboy  Silent Film Star 
Paul Westerberg  Love Untold 
Paul Westerberg  It's a Wonderful Lie (live) 
Paul Westerberg  We May Be the Ones 
Paul Westerberg  Crackle and Drag (live) 
Grandpaboy  MPLS 
Chris Mars  Popular Creeps 
Grandpaboy  2 Days 'Til Tomorrow 
Bash & Pop  Friday Night is Killing Me 
Paul Westerberg  What a Day For a Night 
Paul Westerberg  Sunshine 
Paul Westerberg  Mamadaddydid 
Paul Westerberg  Let the Bad Times Roll 
Paul Westerberg  Born For Me 
Paul Westerberg  Meet Me Down the Alley 
Grandpaboy  What Kind of Fool Am I? 
Perfect  Crocodile Rock 
Grandpaboy  AAA 
Bash & Pop  First Steps 


This is something I have considered for a while, and with Westerberg releasing two CDs back-to-back, this seemed like a good time to do it. What we have here is a collection of the solo work that has come out of the Replacements. Tommy is behind Bash & Pop and Perfect, Paul uses the Grandpaboy alias, and Chris Mars goes by Chris Mars (and released a suprisingly good album). I wanted to get a little Slim on here, but just couldn't do it, and Bob never recorded anything before his death.
I've got to say, I was never all that into Paul's solo work until I saw him in concert, just he and his guitar. He mixed his songs, and Mats songs, and just blew me away. I've always loved the Replacements stuff, but now I've fallen head over heels in love with the man himself. Sometimes the production really fucks him over, but there are some great songs here. I wanted to include "Pine Box" and another Perfect song, but ran out of space, so they'll probably show up somewhere down the line.
Anyhow, it seems like I'm going to have a running theme here with Minneapolis bands, because my next single artist mix will cover yet another local group, though not the one you are thinking of.


Date: 12/15/2003
Very cool Adam.
Nate Gansen
Date: 12/15/2003
This looks great Adam. I'm surprised you didn't wait until his next album comes out, less than two months from now. Ah well. LFTR PLLR, eh?
Date: 12/15/2003
Nice work. I'd like to hear this sometime.
Rob Conroy
Date: 12/15/2003
Hmm... I've pretty much hated all of the stuff that I've heard from Paul's solo records (aside from "Things" on the first album), so I'm leery of this but might be willing to trade for it with your endorsement. I've also got to admit that Bash & Pop, Perfect and Chris Mars were okay but unremarkable...
lo-fi jr.
Date: 12/15/2003
Choice picks Adam, but with Static Taxi's demo recordings just being released you may need a second volume. Maybe sometime after the next Guns & Roses.
Adam Bristor
Date: 12/15/2003
Are they really releasing Static Taxi's demos?! I hadn't heard that. And, you know, GNR just missed the cut. Tommy was fine, but I was always a bigger fan of that Buckethead guy. Putting a bucket of chicken on your head...man, that's genius. I never heard if that new album came out or not.