Looking for that Replacements/Husker Du sound...

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Alls I know is that a compilation of most (all?) their stuff just came out this year. I don't have it. I bought an LP by them some years ago, only listened to it a few times, but don't remember anything nearly as good on it.

dlp9001, Friday, 27 August 2010 00:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Had the God album too, but I don't remember ever playing it much. Never really thought about them in the same context as Squirrel Bait before, but now you mention it, there is a similarity. Especially the vocals - could definitely hear that God guy yelling 'I don't need no pig stomping on my buzz'.

Chaim Poutine (NickB), Friday, 27 August 2010 07:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Have never heard of the Young though, nice Westerbergish raspy vocals there!

Chaim Poutine (NickB), Friday, 27 August 2010 07:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Don't the Hold Steady fit this kind of sound pretty well?

margana (anagram), Friday, 27 August 2010 10:15 (seven years ago) Permalink


I mean, I love the hold steady and all, but it's a very different rock sound/vibe.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 27 August 2010 11:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I'm no expert on the Replacements but I certainly hear echoes of Let It Be and Tim in THS. And Finn came out with this in an interview the other day:

Finn and guitarist Tad Kubler come from Minnesota, and The Hold Steady songs are infused with the place and spirit of the Replacements, who came out of Minneapolis to be the best rock ’n’ roll band of the 1980s — when the teen-aged Finn was discovering music.

“They’re a big part of why I’m in a rock band,” he said. “When we started the Hold Steady, it was, ‘Wow, there are no bands with big guitars and smart lyrics. That’s what the Replacements' thing was. What about a smart band that rocks?’”

That thinking has led many to compare The Hold Steady to Bruce Springsteen, Finn said. But “I’ve listened to 100 Replacements records for every Springsteen record, and I’m a huge Springsteen fan.”

margana (anagram), Friday, 27 August 2010 11:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...


^ still fucking love this song by Dragnet. From 1986-ish, think they were from Minneapolis

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Kind of Husker Du meets Joy Division

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

^ Homestead Records splashing out at least $150 on a video for the Volcano Suns

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

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