Episode 44: The Replacements


WE’RE BACK Y’ALL! The long national crisis that was Barenaked Ladies is now firmly in our rearview mirror, and we’re blazing into the future with two of our favorite things in the universe: Andy McAlpine, and The Replacements.

Do we even need to introduce The Replacements? Few bands have ever come close to matching the hooks, hedonism, and heart of these lovable lads from Minneapolis. From their raw punk beginnings to their sad, folky denouement, The ‘Mats produced an incredible stretch of music that was at worst fascinating and at best utterly transcendent, cementing their legacy as one of the greatest bands of all time. We literally don’t know anyone who hates them—even Christgau liked them sometimes, and he’s an actual monster.

So with the help of bearded bundle of joy Andy McAlpine, we recorded nearly two hours of almost entirely ecstatic power pop discourse. It’s literally the exact opposite of talking about Barenaked Ladies. We think you’ll like it. Also: dumb coke stories, brief returns to hell, and Bill.


Nowhere is Near My Home
I Hate Music
Don’t Ask Why
Johnny’s Gonna Die
Kids Don’t Follow
Color Me Impressed
Buck Hill
Within Your Reach
I Will Dare
Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
Answering Machine
Hold My Life
Swingin’ Party
Bastards of Young
Little Mascara
Alex Chilton
The Ledge
Can’t Hardly Wait
Talent Show
We’ll Inherit the Earth
Achin’ to Be
Merry Go Round
One Wink At A Time
When It Began
Never Mind
Left of the Dial
Message to the Boys


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