Posted in movies | music | tour dates on September 20, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Singles

On October 30, Glasslands will play host to "The BuzzBin of History:, A Night with the World's Premier Alternative Rock Cover Band Kerosene Hat." The band's lineup is made up of a number of Brooklyn musicians: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Johnny Hunt (Amazing Baby), Simon O'Connor (Amazing Baby/Kuroma), Pan (Suckers), Will Berman (MGMT), and Heems DJ (Das Racist). Some of those members have also played together in Ill Fits and members of Suckers were also in 90s tribute band Citizen Dick, named after the band in Singles. Tickets for that Glasslands show are on sale now.

Speaking of Singles -- the 1992 film written, co-produced, and directed by Cameron Crowe, which depicted the ups and downs of the relationships (and lack thereof) of twentysomethings living in grunge-era Seattle -- both the film and its iconic soundtrack celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. The film was scored by The Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg, who also wrote two songs for the soundtracks, including the addictive theme song, "Waiting for Somebody." Other contributors to the soundtrack included Alice In Chains, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, in addition to a song by Jimi Hendrix and a Led Zeppelin cover by Heart side project The Lovemongers. (Crowe was married to Heart's Nancy Wilson at the time.) The movie and its soundtrack have both gone on to be remembered as a piece of the history from that famed Seattle scene.

In its 20th anniversary, Singles has been getting some tributes. Stereogum did one back in June around the anniversary of the actual soundtrack (which predated the film by about three months), where they reevaluated the album and its place in pop culture two decades later. This week, in celebration of the actual film's anniversary, SPIN did one where they took a stab at who might make the soundtrack if a similar film was made now.

Speaking of films and Paul Westerberg, The Replacements documentary, Color Me Obsessed, is getting a DVD release on November 20 via MVD Entertainment Group. You can pre-order the documentary HERE. The flier and trailer for the documentary are below, along with the video for Westerberg's "Dyslexic Heart" from the Singles soundtrack that features a mugging Jeremy Piven.

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Paul Westerberg - "Dyslexic Heart"

'Color Me Obsessed' trailer

Color Me Obsessed

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Comments (12)

Ill Fits is fucking terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 1:44 PM

Singles is a fine film.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 1:49 PM

The Replacements were the greatest thing ever.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 1:53 PM

yeah replacements are awesome! god, what a mess, on the ladder of success

uhhh, this is the minneapolis police department, ohhh, disperse please, go home...1 2 3 4

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 2:11 PM

I never saw it! I was too busy listening to the Stone Roses...

Posted by Jason Lee | September 20, 2012 2:12 PM

the singles soundtrack pretty much was the first rock music that i got into in 1992. i was 12. still sounds good today.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 2:15 PM

Crowe & Nancy Wilson are divorced

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 2:34 PM

2:34, hence why Sacher said they were "married at the time"...

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 4:01 PM

singles was outstanding, both the movie and the soundtrack. birth ritual and state of love & trust? fuggetaboutit! fucking classics.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 4:05 PM

1:53: Not only 'were'. "Are" and "will always be" and "period, infinity, end of story, no backsies motherf*cker" too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 8:19 PM

my type of rock music.

Posted by mike | July 17, 2013 4:49 PM

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