A fine article on The Mats’ Hootenanny

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They were the American Clash. The Rolling Stones of the 1980’s. Somewhere between the greatest American punk band ever and the greatest rock band in the post-everything era.

And virtually every sweet, angry, blistering, tender, wonderful note the Replacements played burst from the same impulse that made damn sure they would never amount to anything.

Peter Ames Carlin on The Replacements’ Hootenanny.

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