Here's 'Hold My Life' from the Replacements' 'For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986'


The Replacements perform at Maxwell's in 1986
The Replacements at their famous Maxwell's show on Feb. 4, 1986 (Caryn Rose)
The Replacements - Hold My Life (Live At Maxwell's 1986)
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Minneapolis rockers the Replacements released a live album, The S-- Hits the Fans, via Twin/Tone Records back in 1985. The catch? It only ever came out on cassette, and their live audience only comprised a couple of dozen people, and just five of the 24 songs are Replacements originals. So when Rhino Entertainment announced the Oct. 6, 2017 release of For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986 -- a high-quality recording of an iconic Hoboken show -- 'Mats fans prepared to receive the first easily accessible live album of the band's career.

Rhino has released a few peeks at the album for those interested. The Maxwell's version of "Can't Hardly Wait" came out with the album announcement in July. But here, we're sharing another song off the live album: "Hold My Life," the first song of 1985's Tim. All four original members of the band -- Paul Westerberg, Bob Stinson, Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars -- play on this musically tight, lyrically volatile track.

The Current hosts a 'For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986' listening party at the Depot Tavern (17 North 7th Street, Minneapolis) on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Electric Fetus will be on hand to sell the live album starting at midnight.

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    The Replacements for Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986 (Courtesy Rhino Entertainment)