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Random Cover Song: The Queers – “Unsatisfied” (The Replacements)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover song comes from The Queers and their rendition of “Unsatisfied,” written by The Replacements. The original version appeared on The Replacements iconic 1984 album, Let It Be, while The Queers recorded their version for the 2006 compilation album, We’ll Inherit the Earth: A Tribute to The Replacements.

You can listen to both versions of “Unsatisfied” below.



The Replacements call it quits again

During their performance at Primavera Porto yesterday, frontman Paul Westerberg announced that The Replacements had played what he called their final show, implying that the legendary alternative/punk rock act has split up again. Reports say that Westerberg described the group as “lazy bastards to the end” after admitting that they chose to stay in their hotel rather than soundcheck for the gig.

In over the last few months, The Replacements debuted two new songs, “Poke Me in My Cage” and “Whole Foods Blues“, which lead to speculation that a new record was in the works. The band, who was defunct from 1991 to 2012, last released the covers EP Songs for Slim in 2013, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap.



The Replacements debut new song “Whole Foods Blues”

Nearly two weeks ago, The Replacements debuted a new song called “Whole Foods Blues” at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. The band’s co-manager Darren Hill has said that The Replacements have “laid down seven or eight” songs for a new record, which will be their first since 1990’s All Shook Down. He stated:

“It just a question of what the band wants to ultimately do with them. It’s really difficult to shift modes, but the good news is that the band is really gelling, and that’s got to translate when they go back in to the studio.”

You can watch a YouTube video of The Replacements performing the new song below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on new material from The Replacements come to light. The band, who was defunct from 1991 to 2012, last released the covers EP Songs for Slim in 2013, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap.



The Replacements announce reunion tour

Awesome news for fans of The Replacements. The band has just announced a string of reunion US tour dates to take place this coming April and May. You can check out the full list of dates below.

The Replacements last released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. The band has considered making a new album, which will be their first since 1990′s All Shook Down.



The Replacements stream new song “Poke Me in My Cage”

The Replacements are streaming a new song called “Poke Me in My Cage”, which is a 24-minute improvisational piece. You can listen to it below.

Last year, The Replacements released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. The band has considered making a new album, which will be their first since 1990’s All Shook Down.



Random Cover Song: The Draft – “Little Mascara” (The Replacements)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Tonight’s cover comes from the post-Hot Water Music project, The Draft, and their cover of The Replacements tune “Little Mascara”. The original version appeared on The Replacements 1984 album Tim, while The Draft recorded their cover for the 2006 compilation album We’ll Inherit the Earth: A Tribute to the Replacements.

You can listen to both versions of “Little Mascara” below.



The Replacements consider making first album in 24 years

Rolling Stone is reporting that The Replacements have considered putting out a new album in the future. Not many details were given, but frontman Paul Westerberg claims to have written some songs that may end up on the album, such as “Are You In It for the Money?” and “Dead Guitar Player”, the latter of which he claims was written before their former guitarist Slim Dunlap suffered a paralyzing stroke.

Last year, The Replacements released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. Their last full-length studio album, All Shook Down, was released in 1990, a year before their split.



Live Video: The Replacements covering Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”

The Replacements played a cover version of The Jackson 5 classic “I Want You Back” last Friday (September 19th) at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York. You can watch the performance below.

Last year, The Replacements released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. Their last full-length studio album, All Shook Down, was released in 1990, a year before their split.



Watch: The Replacements perform “Alex Chilton” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Saving the best for last tonight, kiddos.

As you should know by know, the reunited Replacements lineup (pictured above with the one-and-only Keith Richards) have been playing scattered shows this summer. Last night, they took their talents to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they performed “Alex Chilton.” The appearance, as Mats’ fans well know, marks the first time the band appeared on TV together in a quarter century. Feel old yet? Anyway, check out the Fallon performance below.

Last year, The Replacements released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. Their last full-length studio album, All Shook Down, was released in 1990, a year before their split.



Video: Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) joins The Replacements at Coachella

Over the weekend, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong filled in for Paul Westerberg, who had suffered from a back injury, during The Replacements‘ set at Coachella. You can watch a video of this performance below.

Last year, The Replacements released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. Their last full-length studio album, All Shook Down, was released in 1990, a year before their split.



Full Set Stream: The Replacements – Live at Riot Fest Chicago (Sep. 15, 2013)

As if the full live video from their set from Riot Fest Toronto wasn’t enough, The Replacements‘ entire Riot Fest Chicago performance has been uploaded for your listening pleasure, courtesy of The Barn.

The best part? If you dig the recording (the quality of which isn’t too shabby), it’s also available to download for free!

You can see the band’s setlist below, and check out the stream / download right here.

 



Live Videos: Replacements perform at Riot Fest Toronto

On August 25th the recently reunited Replacements played their first show in 22 years, which was at Riot Fest Toronto. The reunion lineup consists of vocalist Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist David Minehan (The Neighborhoods) and drummer Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo, Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Sublime With Rome, touring member of Nine Inch Nails, and session musician of The OffspringSocial DistortionSuicidal Tendencies, etc.) The Replacements are set to play Riot Fest Chicago on September 15th, and Riot Fest Denver on September 21st.

Click here to check out the setlist, and footage from Replacements’ show at Riot Fest Toronto.



Josh Freese talks about The Replacements’ reunion

Yesterday, Sami of Rock it Out! Blog conducted an interview with renowned drummer Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo, Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Sublime With Rome, touring member of Nine Inch Nails, and session musician of The OffspringSocial DistortionSuicidal Tendencies, etc.), where he talks about The Replacements‘ reunion, their upcoming shows, and what the future might hold.

You can watch the video here.

Earlier this year, The Replacements released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. Their last full-length studio album, All Shook Down, was released in 1990, a year before their split.



The Replacements announce reunion lineup

According to Star Tribune, the official lineup for The Replacements‘ reunion shows at all three Riot Fest location dates this year has been confirmed. The lineup includes vocalist Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist David Minehan (The Neighborhoods) and drummer Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo, Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Sublime With Rome, touring member of Nine Inch Nails, and session musician of The OffspringSocial DistortionSuicidal Tendencies, etc.).

The Star Tribune article also states that, according to Westerberg’s manager Warren Hill, The Replacements are unsure about their future, and there are no hints of the band playing a hometown show before or between the Riot Fest shows. Hill simply states, “There are no plans right now besides those three shows.”

Earlier this year, The Replacements released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. Their last full-length studio album, All Shook Down, was released in 1990, a year before their split.



Riot Fest Denver announces daily lineups, tickets

Riot Fest has released the daily lineups and ticket sales for this years show in Denver.

This years lineup will feature Blink 182, the Replacements, AFI, and a slew of others.

You can check out the rest of the lineup by clicking here.