October 24, 2020

THE THEME FROM A DARKER "CHEERS":

The Replacements Song You Need To Hear. Especially If You Don't Like The Replacements. (Trunkworthy)
   
"Here Comes A Regular" is the Mats' masterpiece that could have come from Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams or Raymond Carver.
Even if we told you The Replacements mashed up everything that made '70s rock matter -- the energy of punk, the swagger and slop of the Stones, the introspection of the most sensitive singer/songwriters, and the sing-along hooks of power pop -- that might not be enough to convert you. You might walk away from the records turned off by the brash aggression we fell in love with when they were inventing alternative rock in the '80s, and remain somehow undiminished on the stages of their reunion tour. No oldies show here: They're bringing all the fire and commitment expected of the band that built and burned the bridge between the Sex Pistols, Nirvana, Green Day and Wilco. So, yeah, we love them, yet we get that The Replacements aren't for everyone.

But at least one song of theirs is. That's why we're begging -- begging -- you to check out their barroom ballad, "Here Comes A Regular." It's as far from the snarling rock The Replacements are known for as The Stones' "Wild Horses" is from "Brown Sugar" or Lennon's "Imagine" is from "Revolution."



Posted by at October 24, 2020 6:07 PM

  

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