Replacements, The

Band members               Related acts

- Chris Mars - drums, backing vocals (1979-)

- Bob Stinson - guitar (1979-)

- Tommy Stinson - bass (1979-)

- Paul Westerberg - vocals, guitar, keyboards (1979-)



- Guns and Roses (Bob Stinson)

- Bob Stinson (solo efforts)

- Paul Westerberg (solo efforts)





Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Tim

Company: Sire

Catalog: 25330-1

Year: 1985

Country/State: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor corner wear

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4599

Price: $10.00

Cost: $1.00


Normally when a band makes the transition to a major record label things start to go downhill quickly.  At least for a couple of years The Replacements were one of the rare exceptions to that ironclad rule.  Signed by Sire Records, their 1985 label debut "Tim" teamed them with former Ramone Tommy Erdelyi handling production chores.  Creatively the album stood as a showcase for main 'Placement Paul Westerberg.  In addition to handling lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Westerberg was credited with penning all 11 tracks.  Drummer Chris Mars and guitarist Bob Stinson picked up co-writer credits on 'Dose of Thunder'.  In musical terms the album dropped much of the group's earlier punk thrashing in favor of surprisingly accomplished performances.  Mind you, tracks such as 'I'll Buy', 'Dose of Thunder' and 'Bastards of Young' remained raw and ragged, but this time around those were the exceptions.  Far more common and catchy were tracks like 'Kiss Me On the Bus', 'Waitress In the Sky' and 'Swingin Party' (one of Westerberg's prettiest melodies).  Great place to start if you're simply curious or a casual fan.

"Tim" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Hold My Life  (Paul Westerberg) - 

2.) I'll Buy  (Paul Westerberg) - 

3.) Kiss Me On the Bus  (Paul Westerberg) - 

4.) Dose of Thunder  (Chris Mars - Stinson - Paul Westerberg) - 

5.) Waitress In the Sky  (Paul Westerberg) - 

6.) Swingin Party  (Paul Westerberg) - 


(side 2)
1.) Bastards of Young  (Paul Westerberg) - 

2.) Lay It Down Clown  (Paul Westerberg) - 

3.) Left of the Dial  (Paul Westerberg) - 

4.) Little Mascara  (Paul Westerberg) - 

5.) Here Comes a Regular  (Paul Westerberg) - 





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