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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (November 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760345236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760345238
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“As Westerberg sings in “Favorite Thing,” “I think big, once in a while.” The book captures the ‘Mats in these moments, when they’re at their best, thinking biggest—cheerfully disruptive, prodigiously talented.” - PasteMagazine.com

“…a feast for fan’s eyes” - Spin.com

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“I think mystery is far, far better than to splash it out in front of ’em, and show ’em exactly what the band looks like.”
—Paul Westerberg, interview with Jim Walsh for SPIN, 1987
 
The Replacements could be the world’s best rock ’n’ roll band or a complete shambles. Their sets could reach otherworldly heights and plummet to extraordinarily ordinary lows, often in the course of the same gig. The always heartfelt, raw, and fevered ’Mats juxtaposed influences ranging from ’70s AM schlock to the unimpeachable giants of punk and pop. They surfed a wave of their own making that captured a moment in time and that still resonates with serious music lovers to this day.
Culled from the archives of photographers around the country, here are 150 rare photos (most previously unpublished) made for alt-weeklies, fanzines, glossies, record labels, and personal consumption during a pre-Internet age when music fans still discovered and learned about bands through hard work, good fortune, and cassette tapes with hand-scribbled labels. From the Replacements’ first photo shoot in 1980 with Greg Helgeson to their rooftop and elevator sessions with Daniel Corrigan to images created by rock-photo greats like Jay Blakesberg, Robert Matheu, Marty Perez, and Charles Peterson, this is the first book to showcase photography of the band onstage and off in Minneapolis and across the nation.

These shots are complemented by commentary from many of the contributing photographers, as well as images of gig flyers, ticket stubs, vinyl sleeves, and other ’Mats memorabilia—not to mention new essays in which Jim Walsh, longtime Minneapolis music journalist and frequent eyewitness to the shenanigans, reflects on the era and the band’s lasting hold on pop culture.
Never has such an unpredictable band earned such fierce loyalty from fans and critics alike. Here, finally, is the visual celebration the Replacements deserve . . . whether they want it or not. 
 
Jim Walsh (www.jimwalshmpls.com) is the author of Voyageur Press’ The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History. From 1990 to 1993, he served as the music editor at Minneapolis alt-weekly City Pages before joining the daily St. Paul Pioneer Press as pop music columnist. In 2002, he left to study at Stanford on a John S. Knight Fellowship. Currently, Jim is a creative writing instructor at the Loft Literary Center, a columnist at the Southwest Journal, and a regular contributor to MinnPost and the Star Tribune. He performs and records as his musical alter ego, the Mad Ripple, and since 2006 has served as organizer and instigator of the freewheeling songwriter collective the Mad Ripple Hootenanny. Jim lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.
 
Dennis Pernu is an editor and freelance writer. He and his wife live in Minneapolis with their two sons.


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Enjoy the ride!
LauraB
There are a tons of great pics in here that I've never seen.
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This is possibly the best pop-music book I've ever read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MBDuluth on October 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
In this gorgeous love letter in pictures and stories, Jim Walsh poetically sums up the hopes, ambitions, rage, innocence, questions, rebelliousness, creativity, yearning, love, raw original talent and more embodied in four kids from south Minneapolis that would define an era in rock music history and influence generations of musicians to come. Love, love, LOVE. Thank you, Jim Walsh and Dennis Pernu... thank you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gilligan on October 28, 2013
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A must-have for any fan of The Replacements, this book features captivating, never-before-seen pictures, and insightful writing from the scribe who knew them best in their heyday.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve 1967 on November 15, 2013
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An amazing book, filled with great photos. As someone who got into the band around the time of "Don't Tell A Soul" (later getting all their previous albums) the photos and the essays gave me a much better idea on what was going on with the band back then, especially the early days. I really dig the old concert posters, too.
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Jim Walsh's essays make a valiant stab at answering the question --- How on earth did "The Replacements" come out of nowhere Minnesota to be the iconic band they managed to be? With a rare, and poetic, sense of place, grounded by a reverent grasp of history; with references ranging from Nye's, (the Best Bar in America), to Jante Law, to Peter Pan we get a handle on the fickle, and enigmatic, beast that was-- is "The Replacements". Enjoy the ride!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By all-access customer on January 21, 2014
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I am totally impressed by this book... It features pictures I've never seen before of my favorite band in action!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anon on January 4, 2014
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I will keep this brief: If you are a hardcore Mats fan you'll enjoy this book's photos. It's really that simple.
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