Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kids Don't Follow

The Replacements first studio album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981), which many consider one of the best American punk albums of all time, barely got any play outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Regardless, they followed-up this release with an EP entitled Stink. The cassette and album covers were hand stamped, giving the release even more of an underground feel.

Lori Barbero
, a Minneapolis musician and drummer for Babes in Toyland, talks about the opening track in the book The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting, An Oral History:
I was there, at that warehouse party [the live recording of which opens Stink]. I'm the one who goes "Whoo!" at the beginning. I remember the Replacements being set up on the floor, and the cops coming, and there were only twenty-five, thirty people there. I was a little lit, and I was like, "You have to be kidding me. This is the most terrorizing thing going on in Minnesapolis tonight?"

That's Dave Pirner [of Soul Asylum] screaming ["Fuck you, man!"] at the beginning of "Kids Don't Follow." (p.89)
Kids Don't Follow.mp3
Buy: Stink (1982, reissued with bonus tracks 2008)


Anonymous said...

hey check out his band they are czech funny and so with the language but a great music video

jonderneathica said...

I can't figure out music for boys...

Nazz Nomad said...

Stink is their best album.

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