I'm only through the preface, but I can already tell that this book is going to rule. This part made me laugh out loud:
Because Steve Perry's cover story for the October 1989 issue of Musician magazine called them "The Last, Best Band of the 80s," and next month, Jon Bon Jovi wrote a letter to the editor that asked, "How can the Replacements be the best band of the '80s when I've never heard of them?"HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Here's one for you JBJ:
Buy: Let It Be (1984, reissued 2008)
Walsh says that he inspired this song during the Hootenanny days when he told Paul Westerberg that they were "playing like they were satisfied." This statement pissed off Westerberg, so he wrote this song in revenge.
For comparison, here is Bon Jovi's hit single from 1984. "Runaway" peaked at #39 on the Billboard Top 100.
Buy: Bon Jovi (1984, reissued 1999)