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Tim [Expanded Edition]
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Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 9-MAR-1989
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"The ones that love us best
Are the ones we'll lay to rest
And visit their graves on holidays at best
And the ones that love us least
Are the ones we'll try to please
If it's any consolation, I don't begin to understand."
There are a few other classics to be found here as well. There's the twangy foot-stomper "I'll Buy;" the yearning "Kiss Me on the Bus;" the raucous "Dose of Thunder;" the swinging, ultra-catchy "Waitress in the Sky;" and the heart-rending domestic woe of "Little Mascara." And it's all topped off with "Here Comes a Regular," an acoustic ballad about the bonds between drinking buddies that somehow manages to be both depressing and uplifting at the same time. It takes a truly gifted composer to pull off such a song, but fortunately Westerberg is more than up to the task, as he more than amply proves on this album. Vocally, musically, and lyrically, "Tim" is a classic album that belongs in any good music collection. Period.
I got this CD, in fact, at a kind-of-a-chain record store in the 'burbs that was hosting an in-store with some of the DJs (none of whom are still broadcasting here) from the local "alternative rock" station. I put my name in a drawing for some prizes that they were giving away and then lost interest in their self-promotion after about five minutes. Hell, they may have even called my name, too, for all I know. By then, I'd gone through the aisles and found something by a band that, according to everything that I'd been told in the '90s press, absolutely NOBODY had ever seen or heard of while they were around. And I was much too busy wandering through the music to care about scoring a free bumper sticker.
"Tim" is definitely easy to get lost in, too.Read more ›
Westerberg achieved high art when he expressed the sorrow and pain and joy of growing up, all at once. So complex for such simple songs here.
My favorite line of all time 'little girls keep growing up, playing makeup and wearing guitar'. Was that not growing up 'punk rock' before it became a shopping mall fad?
In the summer they played a show in Galveston, if 'played', =30 minutes of missed bar chords before PW crashed into the drum kit. Shows over punkers! Wow, what a privilege to experienced this moment in history, the beginning and end of American underground rock, and this their crowning jewel.
It is so good, any cool 15 year old can pick it up and instantly get why it is brilliant.
It is timeless, like any great work of art, music or otherwise.
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This is a review of the Expanded Edition from 2008. I held off on the reissues for a long time (aside from the new edition of Sorry Ma... which has like 20 bonus tracks! Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Porcellino
Contains some of Westerberg's most incisive lyrics and best songs. Lorde covered "Swingin' Party", and the fact that the song renders well in her interpretation is a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Keith Reehl
Love the 'Mats. Got this on vinyl but too lazy to dig it out of the storage locker.Published 14 months ago by Patrick W
A classic! My favorite Replacements album! Listening to this record today sounds just as refreshing as the first time I heard it.Published 22 months ago by Guy Cramer
This is a good album. The mix is pretty 80's sounding. It would be awesome if they remixed it because it sounds pretty dated. But great song writing. Pretty famous album. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by Adam Taylor
The product itself was excellent, but I was a little disappointed that the CD took a long while to arrive. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Shimmy