103 THE REPLACEMENTS: DON'T TELL A SOUL

20th Century Pop! is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.

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COMPACT DISC-USION: “It’s too late to podcast here we go” (1989) When most people talk about the Replacements, they tend to focus on “Let It Be” or “Tim” or the Keanu Reeves movie where he lives on a houseboat. But today, Bob and Tim are dissecting a less raved about album (and not just because of its 30th anniversary re-release). “Don’t Tell A Soul” introduced Tim to the most impactive band of his adolescence. But will this re-listen reveal it to be the least Replacements offering The Replacements ever offered? Wax up that hair and paint those shoes because you have to wear something to the midlife crisis.

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - a hesitant hot take

00:00:46  THE BAND WHO? - and referencing THIS EPISODE

00:06:18  THE CD IS . . . DON’T TELL A SOUL - Tim’s introduction to the Replacements is not “Tim”

00:10:41  TALENT SOW - well polished amateurs

00:15:41  BACK TO BACK - angsty anthems-a-go-go

00:21:48  WE’LL INHERIT THE EARTH - an inclusive indifference

00:27:44  ACHIN’ TO BE - this song gets not getting me

00:35:08  THEY’RE BLIND - actin’ to be that last track

00:36:47  ANYWHERE (IS BETTER THAN HERE) - what’s this an anthem for?

00:43:26  ASKING ME LIES - a brief chance to talk about “Left Of The Dial”

00:46:09  I’LL BE YOU - Tim’s Pop Culture origin story

00:56:38  I WON’T - and Tim repeats a joke from EPISODE 033

00:57:50  ROCK AND ROLL GHOST - Breaking Band

01:01:57  DARLIN’ ONE - a coda of interpretation

01:05:58  DO TELL A SOUL - and retooling the albums

01:08:30  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase  

01:11:09  BONUS FEATURE - Marcel has a name

Hear what could have been (and sort of was) with the MATT WALLACE MIX OF TALENT SHOW as featured on the recently released Replacement’s Box Set DEAD MAN’S POP.

Wonder if this slick, late 80s video shtick is some sort of clever joke with the ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO TO I’LL BE YOU.

Sympathize, for once, with Kurt Loder as he struggles through this 1989 MTV INTERVIEW WITH PAUL WESTERBERG AND TOMMY STINSON.

Catch Paul Westerberg contemplating that solo career with the ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO TO ACHIN’ TO BE.

Look back at the last time the band was looking back with THE WORLD’S MOST UNSATISFIED BAND by Bob Mehr, originally published in SPIN magazine, May 2008.

And, finally, witness a fan base aging a little less gracefully with Tod Goldberg’s WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP WRITING ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS, A BAND THAT NEVER QUITE HAPPENED originally published in July 1st 2018 edition on the LA Times.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   Cleared for public domain use through Creative Commons under a CCO 1.0 Universal License.   

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