Monday Morning Music Shuffle – In Dreams Mix

I feel like I’ve been gone forever.  Was off the grid most of the weekend.  I had hoped to write the Band of the Week entry before I left, but time got away from me, so I will try to finish that today.

On to our playlist for today:

   
The New Pornographers are up first with Crash Years for the bands 2010 album, Together. 
Former Band of the Week – Citizen Smith are up next with their cracking song, Uncle Jack.
 
Next we have The Replacements with Merry Go Round from their final Studio album All Shook Down. Although, I freely admit that The Replacements were at their best between Let it Be and Pleased to Meet Me, and that for all intents and purposes, the band was finished by the time of All Shook Down, the album does show off Paul Westerberg’s maturing song writing skills.   On another note, I was noticing that there were just 9 years between 1981’s Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take out the Trash and this final album.  Just shows that 9 years is a lifetime for a rock and roll band.
 
Pennsylvania singer/songwriter Kurt Vile is our final track of the day with Jesus Fever which is off of his 2011 album Smoke Rings for my Halo on Matador Records. 
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The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History
At the dawn of “Morning in America”–a period that would nurse the rise of suit-and-tie culture–there emerged a national network of anti-corporate record shops, college radio stations, fanzines, nightclubs, and entrepreneurial record labels. In the watershed year 1981, this “indie” scene fostered several seminal releases. Among recordings by bands such as Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Husker Du, The Minutemen, and R.E.M. was an album called “Sorry Ma . . . Forgot to Take Out the Trash,” recorded by a scruffy, flannel-clad quartet from Minneapolis called The Replacements. Now, for the first time, all of the hearsay, half-truths, legends, and allegations associated with this maelstrom of a rock & roll band are unraveled in this oral history by longtime Twin Cities music journalist Jim Walsh. Through interviews with family, friends, and fans; former manager Peter Jesperson; Twin/Tone record label cofounder Paul Stark; and musicians around the nation influenced by the band, Walsh lays bare with painful clarity a tale that unfolds like a tragic comedy in three perfect acts. Celebrated by national publications, “the Mats” often seemed more hell-bent on sabotaging their status as critical darlings than parlaying it. With their markedly apolitical stance amid their decidedly political peers, their uncool embrace of “classic rock” influences like KISS and The Faces, and their Dionysian appetites (and the resulting tendency to literally fall on their own faces), The Replacements lasted 12 years despite themselves. From the bands founding to their rise through the local and national club circuits, their major label deal in 1985, and the slow and painful implosion that followed, “The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting” lays down the gripping oral history behind the little band that could–but didn’t.


The New Pornographers The New Pornographers
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