25330-2 Tim
Produced by Tommy Erdelyi
Released on November 1985
no chart information
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O MFG don’t even mention OTH or I’ll BYlilyWA. You see, I don’t like the teavee. And as for Here comes a regular season finale, Tim is not on your side. This album, when it came out in Hatey Fi, was a minor revelation from four Minnesota kids who’d drunk themselves sober. It reeks of the feral, indomitable fire of youth; the same dirty gene that made stars out of the Stones and the Stooges. Produced by Tommy Erdelyi (nee Ramone to the rest of us), this was the major-label debut that everyone had been holding their breath for. Turns out we were in for one exhale of a time. “Hold My Life” comes at you like an unsteady drunk who’s made eye contact, and grabs your arm for the next forty minutes. You won’t mind as Tim sways between self-pity and self-righteous anger, the achingly sad and side-splittingly funny. This is a remarkably smart rock album that tries awfully hard to look like it isn’t trying. What it’s not is a sell out. This is a chance to buy in to The Replacements. They’re the punks let loose in the honky tonk, spilling drinks and starting fights and probably getting the puss beat out of them, all of which will make fine fodder for the next elpee. The songs of Paul Westerberg feel like drunk confessionals; you can see him driving the car on “Left of the Dial,” sitting at a bar on “Here Comes A Regular,” playing the unruly passenger on “Waitress in the Sky.” You wait a long time for a band like the Replacements to come along. Tim waits for no one. If you didn’t catch it the first time, run after it now.

TRACK LISTING

  1. HOLD MY LIFE
  2. I'LL BUY
  3. KISS ME ON THE BUS
  4. DOSE OF THUNDER
  5. WAITRESS IN THE SKY
  6. SWINGIN PARTY
  7. BASTARDS OF YOUNG
  8. LAY IT DOWN CLOWN
  9. LEFT OF THE DIAL
  10. LITTLE MASCARA
  11. HERE COMES A REGULAR

    CD reissue bonus tracks
  12. CAN'T HARDLY WAIT (ACOUSTIC)
  13. NOWHERE IS MY HOME (ACOUSTIC)
  14. CAN'T HARDLY WAIT (ELECTRIC)
  15. KISS ME ON THE BUS (DEMO)
  16. WAITRESS IN THE SKY (OUTTAKE)
  17. HERE COMES A REGULAR (OUTTAKE)

    All songs written by Paul Westerberg

CREDITS

CHRIS MARS -- drums
BOB STINSON -- guitar
TOMMY STINSON -- bass
PAUL WESTERBERG -- guitar, vocals

return to THE REPLACEMENTS discography

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US November 1985 Sire LP/CD 25330  
GER 1985 Sire LP 925 330-1  
JPN 1991 Warner CD WPCP-4063  
US 2008 Rhino LP 25330 180g vinyl
UK 2008 Rhino CDX   deluxe ed. remaster w. bonus tracks

 

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