collection: the replacements

started by prof_improbable

Here is a list of locations associated with Minneapolis rock band The Replacements.

the stinson house

from the replacements posted in music by pete_nice

Bob Stinson used to live at this house in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis with his younger brother, Tommy. Around 1978, Bob bought Tommy a bass guitar to help keep him out of trouble, and the two started to practice with drummer Chris Mars.

Paul Westerberg was a janitor at a senator's office downtown, and he would walk by the house daily and hear them practicing. After auditioning a number of other singers, Westerberg was hired as lead vocals/second guitarist in 1979.

The group was initially called Dogbreath. They played one drunken show as The Impediments, and the promoter of the show threatened to have them banned from every venue in town. So they changed their name to The Replacements...

The cover of The Replacment's Let It Be was shot at this location.

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cc club

from the replacements posted in music by prof_improbable

A beloved stalwart dive bar in the increasingly yuppified Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, the CC Club was the inspiration for The Replacements song "Here Comes a Regular" off their 1985 album Tim.

The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum (and pretty much every other Twin Cities band) used to hang out here regularly- the record store Oar Folkjokeopus, which is now Treehouse Records, is across the street.

It's a good place to go when you've worked up "a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothin' much at all."

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oar folkjokeopus (former)

from minneapolis hardcore posted in music by crabapple

Open from 1973 to 2001, Oar Folk (as it was informally called) was a popular record store hub for the music scene in the Twin Cities.

One of the only places to buy punk records in the late 70's and early 80's, Oar Folk provided a meeting place for many many members of the T.C. music scene like the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, the Suicide Commandos, and Soul Asylum.
Bob Mould would buy records here. Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland said of the 8,000 records she owns, 7,000 were purchased at Oar Folk (source: Magnet magazine, June 12, 2005).

In 1984, a fire gutted most of Oar Folk. The owner opened again with the help of Mark Trehus (of Treehouse Records). The record store has since been renamed Treehouse Records and remains open at the same location.

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7th street entry

from hüsker dü, the replacements, soul asylum posted in music by pete_nice

Opened in March of 1980, the 7th Street Entry is the smaller venue version of the adjoining First Ave Mainroom. Smaller in capacity (around 250), 7th Street has been a mainstay for up-and-coming band for the better part of three decades.

Hüsker Dü's Land Speed Record was recorded live here on August 15, 1981. It was released on New Alliance Records (Mike Watt and D. Boon of the Minutemen's label).

During the heyday of the Minneapolis punk scene, bands such as Hüsker Dü, the Replacements, and Soul Asylum played here on a regular basis. It's still a great place to nurse a PBR tallboy.

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sons of norway

from the replacements posted in music by pete_nice

According to Minneapolis musician and City Pages writer Jim Walsh, the Replacements played a high school dance at this building back in the day. He is fairly certain that the line "we are the sons of no one" from "Bastards of Young" comes from that experience. Also according to Walsh, the 'Mats refused to help carry other band's equipment.

The Sons of Norway is a Norwegian fraternal benefit society that now houses a Wells Fargo branch.

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