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The Replacements

2000 sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch and starring Keanu Reeves Website

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    Tue Apr 09 2013

    The choice of that period.

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    Wed Mar 27 2013

    The Replacements' "Let It Be" was pretty much responsible for me deciding to drop out of college and start a band. Thanks guys, way to go. If you weren't around back in '84 when it came out, if you weren't a dissafected 20 year old, dying to experience something more than your stupid sophomore classes and to escape your lame suburban upbringing, you cannot possibly imagine HOW TOTALLY FREAKIN' AWESOME THAT RECORD WAS! A howling sloppy mess of drunken youthful exuberance, it's anarchical glee somewhat masked what a smart, poignant, and nakedly honest songwriter Paul Westerberg had become. It was punk rock written by a romantic poet. Tim was equally great, and what it lacked in the pure uninhibited abandon of Let it Be it made up for in focus and execution. But then, alcohol, drugs (which killed guitarist Bob Stinson) and a deep ambivalence toward their own bid for mainstream success gradually sapped them of their greatness. Westerberg continued to write great songs, but they lost that t... Read more

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    Mon Jan 21 2013

    The 80's post-punk era that bridged the gap in white guitar rock until the 90's alternative breakthrough flew under the mainstream radar for the most part due to lack of hit singles, which makes any candidate's chances longer because they don't have mainstream success. The Replacements have more cache than most in that field though and they briefly seemed poised for stardom but repeatedly hurt their own career with poor decisions and unprofessional behavior. Name recognition and noteriety however could help them overcome that.

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    Sat Mar 10 2012

    Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round They sing "I'm in love. What's that song? I'm in love with that song."

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    Thu Oct 27 2011

    maybe, after Deep Purple

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    Fri Oct 21 2011

    had more break ups than Liz Taylor and Dick Burton

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    Thu Oct 20 2011

    Solid band in there day, a poor man's REM

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    Sat Mar 20 2010

    ALEX CHILTON: If he was from Venus, would he feed us with a spoon? If he was from Mars, wouldn't that be cool? Standing right on campus, would he stamp us in a file? Hangin' down in Memphis all the while. Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round They sing "I'm in love. What's that song? I'm in love with that song." Cerebral rape and pillage in a village of his choice. Invisible man who can sing in a visible voice. Feeling like a hundred bucks, exchanging good lucks face to face. Checkin' his stash by the trash at St. Mark's place. Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round They sing "I'm in love. What's that song? I'm in love with that song." I never travel far, without a little Big Star Runnin' 'round the house, Mickey Mouse and the Tarot cards. Falling asleep with a flop pop video on. If he was from Venus, would he meet us on the moon? If he died in Memphis, then that'd be cool, babe. Children by the million wait for Alex Chilto... Read more

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    Thu Apr 23 2009

    Where would Soul Asylum and the Goo Goo Dolls be without these guys?

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    Fri Mar 07 2008

    they have just entered what is typically considered their eligibility period, 25 years after the release of their first record.  I'd be surprised if they at least don't show up on the ballot in the next year or 3.

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    Sun Jan 14 2007

    When you look at the list of great albums the Replacements made in the 80's - you realize that they invented Grunge 10 years before Nirvana hit the scene. 1981 Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash 1983 Hootenanny 1984 Let It Be 1985 Tim 1987 Pleased to Meet Me 1989 Don't Tell a Soul 1990 All Shook Down

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    Thu Aug 10 2006

    Paul Westerberg and mates released three great albums, but some may have seen Westerberg as a sell-out late in his career. I'm not one of them. They're deserving.

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    Sun Jul 30 2006

    The 80s version of the Velvet Underground in terms of influence. Enough said.

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    Sun Dec 04 2005

    They absolutely belong in, but will never make it. They are the post-punk, 80s college band. REM will make it, they won't.

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    Tue Nov 22 2005

    They changed the way I listened to music. Besides, when your're the inspiration to so many - how can you not get in? the boys from REM alone should be pushing for their inclusion.

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    Tue Nov 01 2005

    If Willie Nelson declines his nomination they might step in.

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    Fri Aug 12 2005

    Best should have been big band in US history...along with Big Star.

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    Fri Aug 12 2005

    The Replacements were the link between the '60s creative explosion of the Who and the Beatles and the whole renaissance of the '90s with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, said Los Angeles Times critic Robert Hilburn, who is on the nominating committee for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. They'll never get to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame because they didn't sell enough records, but creatively they deserve to be there.

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    Fri Jul 15 2005

    Fortunately I caught them near the end of their run in 1989. I saw them get booed off the stage opening for Tom Petty while me and 3 other people who knew who they were cheered them on. Some trailer park jabronie started to confront me and I decked him. Surprisingly people cheered me and did not come to his defense. Since it was GA I was able to run from security to another part of the track. What a fun moment. But anyway getting back to the point the Replacements were phenomenal. They were the Punk rock Stones. Paul Westerberg is a gifted songwriter and he's still making great music today. Tim is my favorite album and the song, Here Comes A Regular is one of the most powerful songs about alcoholism ever made. As a person who has struiggled with the booze it brings a tear to my eye.

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    Tue Mar 29 2005

    The only Rock and Roll band that matters, The Replacements!

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    Mon Mar 28 2005

    The greatest rocknroll band of all-time. Simple as that.

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    Mon Mar 28 2005

    One of the most unsung bands of all time. Petty steals a Westerberg line and Cobain names his second album after a Mats' song. This is just the beginning. Hint...Hint They were doing it way before it was cool.

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    Mon Mar 28 2005

    One of the best rock and roll bands of all time..such an influence on many,yet known by so few. Now thats irony. deserve to be in the hall of fame but it will never happen. They never sucked as much corperate cock as bono or Michael Stype.

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    Fri Feb 11 2005

    a great band. more of an influence on other bands, instead of big world renowned themselves. had the replacements become a U2 or REM i could see it. but as it stands now, they will be known and revered by the cultists and kept out of the HOF.