Album Club #24: Tim

Members present: William A. Rawls, Swedish Oxers, Cuban Pete, Plan B, Charlie Face, Consigliere, Crackity Jones, Miss Mistoffeles

Favorite songs: “Swingin’ Party”, “Bastards of Young”

Discussed:  Transition album, between band’s earlier, more punk sound and later commercial incarnation; group known to most AC members by name but few knew the music, to which all members responded positively; Paul Westerberg’s original vocal style — not perfect sounding, but distinctive and varied; Westerberg as the obvious, most talented member of the band (although Tommy Stinson became Guns N’ Roses’ bassist); Westerberg’s juggling act of trying to please the other member’s different musical tastes; melodic beauty combined with lyrical darkness; band’s notorious track record in live concerts — brilliant or awful; band’s tendency to shoot itself in the foot when big success came calling; memorable “SNL” performance; welcome rockabilly sound in some songs; very American quality to band’s sound; “Here Comes A Regular” as a great album closing song

Next album, courtesy of William A. Rawls:  Either/Or, Elliot Smith (1997)

What a mess by mmr421

Great pick!


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The Replacements :: Shit, Shower & Shave (1989)

1 Talent Show
2 ‘Round And ‘Round (Chuck Berry)
3 The Ledge
4 Can’t Hardly Wait
5 September Gurls (Big Star)
6 Another Girl, Another Planet (The Only Ones)
7 Within Your Reach
8 Left Of The Dial
9 Alex Chilton
10 Nightclub Jitters
11 I’ll Be You
12 Bastards Of Young
13 Talent Show
14 Answering Machine
15 Anywhere’s Better Than Here
16 Another Girl, Another Planet (The Only Ones)
17 Here Comes A Regular
18 Achin’ To Be
19 Waitress In The Sky
20 Don’t Ask Why
21 Unsatisfied
22 I’ll Be You
23 I Will Dare