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The Replacements

The Replacements were a punk rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, whose style shifted to more mainstream, blues-influenced rock following the departure of guitarist Bob Stinson in 1987.

Loud and exuberant, the band featured guitarist and vocalist Paul Westerberg, guitarist Bob Stinson, bassist Tommy Stinson, and drummer Chris Mars.

After Bob Stinson left the band owing to substance abuse problems he formed Static Taxi with three musicians from Uptown. They recorded two albums before foloding in 1991. Meanwhile, Minneapolis guitarist Slim Dunlap played some sessions on the Pleased to Meet Me Replacements album, and then joined the band for its remaining run.

Westerberg, Dunlap amd Mars have all produced solo albums.

Discography:

Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (TwinTone, 1981)
Stink EP (TwinTone, 1982)
Hootenanny (TwinTone, 1983)
Let It Be (TwinTone, 1984)
Tim (TwinTone, 1985)
Boink!! (TwinTone, 1986, reissues)
Pleased to Meet Me (Warner, 1987)
Don't Tell a Soul (Warner, 1989)
All Shook Down (Warner, 1990)

This last record was essentially a Paul Westerberg solo album.



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