The Replacements

Although The Replacements have had a couple of abortive attempts to re-launch themselves their recording career lasted just nine years from 1981 to 1990 during which time the band released seven studio albums. Their early career is a litany of unfulfilled potential and opportunities where the band squandered prime support slots with bands like R.E.M. and annoyed promoters with their reckless behaviour. In 1986 the 'Saturday Night Live' TV show banned then from ever appearing again on the show. Slowly the band started to turn it around and as their attitude matured so did their songwriting. By the time they released their sixth album 'Don't Tell a Soul' the band had lost their initial rawness and the record was well received by the music press. The single 'I'll Be You' taken from the album topped the Billboard Modern Rock Chart and was the closest the band came to having mainstream commercial success. The band's final album 'All Shook Down' was recorded in 1990 and came at a time of internal strife within the group with most of the performances being carried out by session players working with singer and guitarist Paul Westerburg. A year later they decided to go their separate ways. After the untimely death of drummer Steve Foley in 2008, the band decided to reform and released brand new EP 'Songs for Slim' in 2012. They performed their first concerts in 22 year in 2013 and two years later announced a US tour, followed by an announcement that it would be their last.

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