Details On Replacements Reunion EP

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From Slicing Up Eyeballs: The Replacements , in this case Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson, last week teased Songs For Slim, their awaited reunion project. It’s a four-song, vinyl-only covers EP that was intended to be auctioned off to raise money to help pay for the medical expenses of former bandmate Slim Dunlap, who suffered a debilitating stroke last year. No further details about the project have been announced.

According to Rolling Stone, Westerberg and Stinson spent a day together last month in a Minneapolis studio recording covers of Dunlap’s “Busted Up,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from the Broadway hit “Gypsy,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “I’m Not Sayin’” and Hank Williams’ “Lost Highway.” The tracks will be pressed on 10-inch vinyl, and all 250 copies will be auctioned off.

Chris Mars, original drummer for the iconic punk band, didn’t take part, he’s already recorded his own benefit track.

Although it’s an understatement to say The Replacements never liked making videos, we thought we’d look back at some of their videos, including their cover of The Only One’s “Another Girl, Another Planet.”

“Alex Chilton” taken from 1987’s Pleased To Meet Me

“I’ll be you” taken from 1989’s Don’t Tell A Soul

“Bastards of Young” taken from 1985’s Tim

“Another Girl, Another Planet”, cover of The Only One’s classic, from 1989 show in Orange County, CA

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.