Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Someone (I think it was Blastitude) called the Replacements "Heartland Rock" recently, and I super don't get that. What is a heartland anyway? Doesn't a word like that imply conservatism, family values, and an overdeveloped sense of nostalgia? I guess the Replacements did get pretty sappy and nostalgic as they grew up. But for a couple albums at the beginning of their run they were the messiest of beer-punk teensploitationists.

The Replacements - Customer (1981)