The Replacements Hootenanny LP
1983 Album Reissued On Vinyl LP!
The Replacements signed with Minneapolis-based Twin/Tone Records in 1980. Over
the next four years, the band helped shape the future of alternative rock with
its "Left of the Dial" sound and notorious live shows, where the band often
danced the razor's edge between brilliant and belligerent.
Rhino revisits the quartet's early years with this reissue of the 1983 album
"Hootenanny" on standard weight black vinyl.
Hootenanny is the place where the Replacements began to branch out from the
breakneck punk that characterized their first two records. The brilliant thing
about Hootenanny is that it teeters at the brink of maturity but never makes the
dive into that deep pool. Paul Westerberg nevertheless dips a toe into those
murky waters with "Color Me Impressed," as good an angst-ridden rocker as he
would ever write, and the heartbroken "Within Your Reach," which presented a
break from the Replacements' past in its slower tempo. It lurches to life with
the folk piss-take "Hootenanny" before spinning out of control with "Run It," a
piece of faux-core harder and funnier than anything on Stink. It continues to
bounce from extreme to extreme, stopping for a Beatles parody on "Mr. Whirly"
and the instrumental "Buck Hill".
The Replacements initially formed in 1979, and were wild and quickly became
notorious for their drunken, chaotic gigs. After they built up a sizable local
following, the Minneapolis label Twin/Tone signed them. Critics and fellow
musicians were quick to praise the band, and they developed a large underground
• Vinyl LP
• Pressed on Vinyl for the First Time in Over 20 Years
2. Run It
3. Color Me Impressed
5. Take Me Down To the Hospital
6. Mr. Whirly
7. Within Your Reach
8. Buck Hill
10. You Lose
12. Treatment Bound
Recorded October 1982 - January 1983 at a warehouse in some godawful suburb North of Minneapolis.