Posted in music on October 4, 2012

The Replacements back in the day
The Replacements

The Replacements, who haven't recorded material since 2006, will be reuniting this year to record an EP of covers, Rolling Stone reports. ...Well sort of. The reunion includes two of the three surviving longtime members (guitarist Bob Stinson passed in 1995), frontman Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson. According to Westerberg, drummer Chris Mars, "didn't want any part" of the reunion. "I was not surprised, but I was a little disappointed," he added.

The EP is being pressed as a limited 250 copies on 10-inch vinyl, and features covers of Dunlap's "Busted Up," "Everything's Coming Up Roses" from the Broadway musical Gypsy, Gordon Lightfoot's 1965 song "I'm Not Sayin'" and "Lost Highway" by Hank Williams. It's being auctioned online and the proceeds will benefit onetime Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered from a stroke earlier this year, and who also inspired the reunion. "You guys get together," Dunlap said to Westerberg, "Go play a song."

This news comes just after Paul Westerberg released his first new solo song in two years. If you haven't heard that yet, you can listen to it below.

The Replacements documentary, Color Me Obsessed, is also getting a DVD release this November.

And speaking of Replacements and covers, have you checked out Touche Amore's cover of "Unsatisfied"? If not, you can stream that below as well.

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Paul Westerberg - "My Road Now"

Touche Amore - "Unsatisfied" (Replacements cover)

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Comments (17)

Fart Hard.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 10:09 AM

Wow...

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 10:09 AM

TOUR TOUR TOUR TOUR TOUR

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 10:15 AM

I think Paul's left hand is still preventing any touring.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 10:46 AM

I love The Replacements, always have, but Paul is a miserable bastard and hates everyone. Sounds like a paranoid schizo in all his interviews too.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 10:53 AM

I hope they tour

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 11:01 AM

I hope they tour and play Radio City Music Hall and walk off after 40 minutes. And unlike other people who do that, this would be OK because this is what the Replacements would do.

Bonus: It would be 40 minutes of Jack White songs.

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 11:10 AM

according to 10:53, paul is a typical BV commenter

Posted by Doc Brown | October 4, 2012 11:12 AM

TOUR PLZ!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 11:27 AM

What are you on about? Paul's a bit of a smart ass, but he's always been incredibly humble and down to earth in any interview I've read. I just wish Mars would get over himself already and rejoin, it's been the only thing preventing a real reunion.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 11:33 AM

so where can you bid on this?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 11:52 AM

loved the original, love the cover!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 12:14 PM

Eh, I always felt they weren't as good as The Originals

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 1:14 PM

"The Replacements, who haven't recorded material since 2006..."

That was just that one song right, 'message to the boys'? That was released on like Jim Rome's radio show?

Would love to see the Replacements live, I saw Westerberg at the Vanderbilt like 10 yrs ago and he played some replacements songs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 1:24 PM

The original Originals or The New Originals?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 1:24 PM

That new song is the shit!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 1:49 PM

paul is wonderful.

Posted by mike | July 13, 2013 7:59 PM

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