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All Shook Down

The ReplacementsAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 17, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sire / Reprsie
  • ASIN: B000002LM8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,255 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Merry Go Round
2. One Wink At A Time
3. Nobody
4. Bent Out Of Shape
5. Sadly Beautiful
6. Someone Take The Wheel
7. When It Began
8. All Shook Down
9. Attitude
10. Happy Town
11. Torture
12. My Little Problem
13. The Last

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine rock and roll moment... October 21, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Some claim this to be Paul's first "solo" record. While others claim a final whimper from an incredible rock and roll band. When it's all said and done it's 13 more beautifully crafted Paul Westerberg songs. Listen to the words sung in "Nobody". Facing marriage and still flipping it the middle finger. The longing and desire for a woman in "Bent Out of Shape". The frightening "All Shook Down" which to me really describes what this band state of mind/shape it was in when this was recorded. Then to the final song on the record,"The Last". Total closure on a ten-year ride in rock and roll.

The great thing about Paul's songs is that you do not need to know what he was writing about or what his feelings are about a specific song or record. I truly believe more than any other rock band on this earth that no one has written songs where once you let them into your life those same songs when heard ten years later you still feel that same emotion that you first felt when it reached your ears.

It's amazing that this man, his band and his music fell through the cracks. The biggest crime of all is that not enough people were aware of a band in a decade of vapid pop and schlock heavy metal bands that all sounded the same and looked the same. A true original goes unnoticed again. Isn't that always the way.....
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do Not Dismiss This Abum... June 14, 2001
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To dismiss this album as a "weak, Paul Westerberg solo project" is ignorant. I think it may be what he was trying to say all along, from "Sorry Ma" 'til the the end. How long did it take from the momement you heard anything by the 'Mats 'til you realized they were the reason you listened to Rock ' Roll? It wasn't instantaneous, but when it hit you, you knew. And you knew they were the band you were WAITING for. These songs sum up everything he was/is about: Longing for- acceptance, substance, and love, no matter the year or style, and no matter who you are or who the world perceives you to be. If you won, you will soon be a loser just like the rest of us; if you lost, who knows?, but you must stil be true to yourself...
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The hit that never was November 16, 2004
By P. Opus
Format:Audio CD
I got to the Replacements a few decades too late. The first I ever heard of Paul Westerberg was on the "Singles" soundtrack, which is one of the first CDs I ever bought when I was fifteen in 1992. "Dyslexic Heart" made an impression, but I didn't think about Paul and his music until I developed a taste for "Alt-Country" (bands influenced by Uncle Tupelo and the Jayhawks) later in the 90s. I found out that the Replacements were kind of an influence on some of the music I was listening to, so I went out and bought "Tim." I liked it well enough, but didn't really get anything else by them for a while.

Then, somehow, I found out that this one existed, read some glowing reviews, and thought I'd take a chance when I saw a copy sitting in my local indie record shop for $8. Let me tell you, the best $8 ever spent. This is one of the most complete albums I have ever heard, with a solid feel or mood throughout. It is also very honest, as it shows a very self-critical man looking back on the choices of his youth, not always pleased with the outcome. If the early Replacements work was the drunken party, this album is the morning after when you wake up with a bad taste in your mouth and a headache, wondering where your life is headed.

It's really a timeless record, with a sound that is similar to the Westerberg-penned tracks on the "Singles" soundtrack but not so uniquely "90s" that it won't be just as meaningful ten, twenty, or thirty years down the road. There's no one standout track either, no obvious single, just a song cycle that is best listened to as a whole. Want an album that makes it OK to look back on your mess-ups with a smile? Want to feel less alone as you find yourself creeping into adulthood? Try this disc.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true album August 28, 2001
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So many CD's are just glorified CD singles; they have a good song or two(if you're lucky) and that is it. The beauty of an album is in its artistic whole - how do all of the songs collectively affect you? What kind of experience do they create, emotionally, from the 1st track to the last? All Shook Down is a great rock and roll album; it just flows, its melodies and vocal styling and lyrics mesh to create a sustained mood of great introspection. This is a great album by a great songwriter, backed up by the purest rock and roll band dynamic that can exist anywhere, anytime. Some people have to pine for their youth - and thus attempt to jail certain people or places into a constant past - so they don't feel the years around them as close as they probably are. That's not Westerberg's fault. He didn't become a great songwriter by trying to be someone's past - he writes what he knows, what he feels, and if you were a Mats' fan in 1980, chances are that by 91 and hovering around 30, these songs were closer to you then than Shiftless when Idle from the early days. It's all good, the early and the late era. And so if it is not simple taste that makes this album sound bad to your ears -- chances are, if you're a big time "oldies" Mats' fan - it's the notion that one more thing in your life grew up while you tried not to. Westerberg has the guts to just write songs - guts that are, sadly, very unique in the music business nowadays.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Rock 'n' Roll music theory but I'm not sure I would buy it...
Interesting progression and tones but they mostly have been replaced by direct recording and commercial fashion marketing. I liked it for Pop Rock 'n' Roll meets Rock.
Published on November 13, 2011 by PUNK 30
5.0 out of 5 stars All shook UP!
I love "all shook down"---------never tire of it, and have bought it for any Replacement virgins I run into--- I Rank it as High as:
" Pleased to meet me" and " Tim" Or... Read more
Published on October 31, 2011 by Brad Moseley
5.0 out of 5 stars The Replacements CANNOT make a bad album!!!
Despite all the negative Cinderella/Poison/Warrant lover reviews this album is incredible. The naysayers wish they they had an ultra-gram of the talent of this band. Read more
Published on October 25, 2011 by Fact Not Opinion
4.0 out of 5 stars In Name Only
All Shook Down is, for all intents and purposes, Paul Westerberg's debut solo record. Despite the presence of Tommy, Chris and Slim throughout the varied personnel on the whole of... Read more
Published on August 25, 2011 by Thirty-Ought Six
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Final Effort
I think this is a stellar assembly of alt-rock and post-pop-punk tunes. Of course, the achingly gorgeous hit, "Merry Go Round" is on here. Read more
Published on July 18, 2010 by Epte
5.0 out of 5 stars "Nobody" rocks!
This was my first Replacements album,years and years ago, and to this day if I play "Nobody," I'll probably end up listening to it 100 times in a row.
Published on November 28, 2009 by MJR
2.0 out of 5 stars Does NOT stand the test of time
Looking (and listening) back to the entire Mats discography from "Sorry Ma" through all the boots of outakes and live stuff right to "All Shook Down," one thing becomes crystal... Read more
Published on August 27, 2009 by Lansing D. Mcloskey
4.0 out of 5 stars I've Had Enough.
I've been polite for so long but now I'm finally gonna rip all of these audiophiles a new one, first off in regard's to these reissue's all eight of them are excellent(much like... Read more
Published on August 13, 2009 by Brian J. Frankle
4.0 out of 5 stars You've gotta remember, this wasn't supposed to be a 'Mats record
a lot of people crucify this album, but i really dig it. not as a 'mats record, but as the best paul westerberg solo record. Read more
Published on May 4, 2009 by Robert Case
5.0 out of 5 stars the replacements album replacements fans didn't lkike
the replacements album that replacements fans weren't thrilled about is my personel favorite (and I had been a fan for years,in fact,when I was putting a band together several... Read more
Published on January 21, 2009 by B. Bellew
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