The making of Pleased To Meet Me was a transformative journey for The Replacements, one that began with the combustible Minneapolis combo on the brink of collapse and culminated in one of the definitive albums of the band’s career.
1985’s Tim caught the band on the cusp between thrashing suburban alienation and vaulting singer-songwriter ambition. Tim was also the last album to feature the original line-up, with guitarist Bob Stinson leaving before the following Pleased To Meet Me.
Let It Be looms large among '80s rock albums, generally regarded as one of the greatest records of the decade. Nothing about Let It Be is clean; it's all a ragged mess, careening wildly from dirty jokes to wounded ballads, from utter throwaways to songs h