The Replacements

The Replacements announce ‘Don’t Tell a Soul’ box set with remix, rarities


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Update: July 23, 2019, 12:20 p.m. We’ve got our first taste of the new mix. The Replacements shared the Matt Wallace Mix of “Talent Show” from Dead Man’s Pop. You’ll hear a lot more goofball antics… and a banjo? Here’s the original version What’s the Replacements’ best-selling album? Not their critically-acclaimed Let It Be, not…

Local legacies: Brian Oake and Martin Devaney talk about the Replacements and Hüsker Dü


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Hüsker Dü. The Replacements. Two seminal names in Minnesota rock, two bands that exploded out of the Twin Cities alternative scene in the ‘80s and changed the course of popular music. There, the similarities end. Or do they? I invited Replacements superfan Martin Devaney, a local singer-songwriter, to sit down with Hüsker Dü superfan Brian…

Replacements vs. Hüsker Dü: Four decades on, which local band looms larger?


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Two of the most influential rock bands in Minnesota history just happened to hit the scene at the same time. Hüsker Dü exploded out of the Macalester College campus, while the Replacements crawled up from South Minneapolis. Formed in 1979, both groups became legends with international cult followings. Lots of people were fans of both,…

So you’re a Replacements fan visiting Minnesota: Five must-see stops


From “Skyway” to “Bastards of Young,” Replacements songs have almost as many home-state references as to Paul Westerberg’s troubled state of mind. If you’re a ‘Mats fan hanging out in the Twin Cities, there are plenty of places you can visit to channel the tumultuous spirit of our indie-rock icons. Here are the top five.…

Hüsker Dü, the Replacements warn against bootleg merchandise


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As holiday shoppers look for gifts related to their favorite bands, two Minnesota greats are cautioning against purveyors of bootleg merch. Earlier this week, Greg Norton shared a post on Facebook warning against bootleg Hüsker Dü merchandise. In his post, Norton (the band’s bassist) includes a photo advertising a t-shirt and sweatshirt with the artwork…