Friday, April 8, 2016

Music Friday: "Someone Take the Wheel" & "Happy Town"

As I mentioned in a previous Music Friday post, I was reading Trouble Boys, a book that recounts the rise and fall of The Replacements. 

For the most part, All Shook Down was a Westerberg solo affair and not really a band album. But I've always enjoyed the album even though purists of The Replacements have negative feelings about the work. Of course, some of those people probably think the band was at its best with Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash! and Hootenanny. I am not one of those people. 

Regardless, in his book Mehr notes that the album is like a suicide note for the band. He's on the mark with that comment. Westerberg picked the album cover because the two dogs summed up the state of the band: he and Tommy Stinson out there trying to keep it going. 

So here are a couple of tunes from that disc.

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