The Replacements – Takin’ a Ride

I honestly thought this whole "reunion" thing was a big mistake. Trying to recapture that youthful magic seemed like a bad idea, even if it was for charity. Man, I'm glad they didn't ask for my opinion.

22 years after hanging it up following a show in Chicago, they walked out onto a stage in Canada and did this.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DKUERkMDWY
The pic ain't much, but the sound is awesome. TURN IT UP!

From that final show in Chicago, July 4, 1991.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3b4cFqlWSI

Setting the Way-Back-Machine to 1982.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UJcXZ3NrCQ
(BOB!)

Next stop Coachella.

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8 thoughts on “The Replacements – Takin’ a Ride”

  1. Nice pick, Bootsy. Words can't describe what is was like seeing that in concert. It was loud -- not in "damn-my-ears-hurt" loud, but more, "this is shaking me to the core of my being loud."

    1. My friend Rip (who has seen more shows than anyone I know) was also at the Chicago gig. He said it was hands down the best rock and roll sound he's ever heard at a festival. Goosebumps, he said. (Tommy prolly knows some real pros with his GnR connections.) I'm sorry, I missed these gigs, but thank goodness for YouTube. I bet I've watched a couple hours worth of clips from the three Riot Fest shows.

    1. Wattsy, did you notice his ad libbed lyric of "Never seen the Sox go, Fifteen and O"?

      The summer of '91 was when the locals went on their franchise record winning streak. PW is a Twins fan.

      1. holy moses, that is an awesome pic.

        yeah, I heard that line, then the crowd cheered. wrapping his finger around the home crowd Sox. hahaa

  2. FWIW, when everyone first started speculating who would be the replacement Replacements, I said PW should just go get his old touring band because those cats were a dynamite combo. What do you know--they did.

    My first ever video as a WGOM DJ was this. Hired guns Josh Friese on drums and Dave Minehan on guitar. Sub out Tommy for the bassist and you're in business.
    httpv://www.dailymotion.com/video/xenq68_paul-westerberg-knockin-on-mine-and_music

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