Friday, October 30, 2009

The Replacements Bookshelf

There is a great thread over on the the forums at the Man Without Ties website titled "The PW / Mats Library Shelf" and I'm gonna plagirize it.

Here are my top 5 selections:

1) The Replacements - All Over But The Shouting - an Oral History by Jim Walsh

Great snippets of Mats lore

2) The Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Gorman Bechard

Fictional account of the daughter of God - and she's a Replacements fan - go figure

3) Our Band Could Be Your Life - Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981 - 1991 by Michael Azzerad

The Mats influence Nirvana? - who wouldda guessed

4) 31 Songs by Nick Hornby

An homage to Westerberg's "Born for Me" encompasses chapter 12

5) Let it Be by Colin Meloy (in the 33 1/3 series)

Great book, not a huge fan of the author's band

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White

Here's a link to a great Garage track from the Standell's, later covered by Minor Threat:

The song's writer, Edward Cobb, also wrote Dirty Water, the Standell's classic and Tainted Love, later covered by Soft Cell.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cutting Wax at Ardent Studios

Who are these guys and what are they doing?

The answers would be 1) the engineering dudes behind the New Rhino Handmade Chris Bell CD and 2) cutting the master for the 7" reproduction of Chris Bell's 1977 single "I Am The Cosmos"

Find out more at

The original single goes for upwards of $100.

The new Rhino CD with the 7" repro goes for around $40


Sunday, October 18, 2009

RRW on a Sunday #2 Left Of The Dial

A Podcast Continues

Here's the Playlist:

Coma Girl
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros

I'm So Bored with the U.S.A

Rudie Can't Fail
London Calling

Brand New Cadillac
Miss Fire And The Detonations
Miss Fire And The Detonations

Living In This town
Havana 3AM
Havana 3 AM

I Want Candy
Bang 7"
Nuggets From Nuggets

Hot, Hot, Hot
Buster Poindexter
RCA 7"
Buster Poindexter

Lonely Boy
Cute Lepers
Damaged Goods 7"

Left Of The Dial

Joe Strummer RIP, more Halloween 45s and some great places to buy 7"s

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Friday, October 16, 2009


"When the first season of your critically acclaimed Sundance Channel series managed to attract both Bill Clinton and Lou Reed as guests, it’s hard to imagine topping that in season two. And yet, it looks like the new round of Spectacle: Elvis Costello with… shows is going to very high-wattage indeed. This year’s marquee names are two of the biggest in rock: Bruce Springsteen and Bono. And the rest of the line-up is nothing to sneeze at either, including Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Ron Sexsmith, Neko Case, Jesse Winchester, Ray LaMontagne, Nick Lowe, Levon Helm, Richard Thompson, and Allen Toussaint. Each episode features both interviews and performances, pairing Costello with his guests. The new season premieres December 9."

Looks like Elvis is back. Nick Lowe? Ok I gotta watch this one.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

RRW On A Sunday #1 Kids Don't Follow

A Podcast is Born

Here's the Playlist :

Drop Them Gloves
Paul Westerberg
Cat Wing Joy Boys EP

Don't Cha Stop
Cars LP

Got a Lot on My Head
Candy-O LP

Simple Pages
Green LP

Modern Swinger
Pink Spiders
Teenage Graffiti LP

Goo Goo Muck
Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads
Astra 7"
Songs we Taught the Cramps #1 Compilation LP

Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon
Enigma 7"
Psychedelic Jungle LP

Motorhead with Me
No Bunny
HoZac 7"

Kids Don't Follow
Stink EP

A bit of talk about Ric Ocasek, Jukeboxes and great podcasts.

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