I'm reading about the drunken, unpredictable messes that were their shows and that is exactly what I expect listening to this album. Also exactly what I want. I tend to not fuck around once I get started on a listening path, so you can expect me to have listened to all their albums by tomorrow.
This is probably true but their run from Let It Be>Tim>Pleased to Meet Me is pretty unfuckwithable.
You might like Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash the most though Burrito
Sorry Ma... is the one I'm listening to. Decent, but I'd have to see the show to really know what's up.
Most of their shows in their heyday were drunken messes where you never knew what was going to happen so I don't know if that'd be true. Sorry Ma is more of a straightforward punk record. The three I listed were where they crossed over to the mainstream and really embraced the Big Star influences. Let It Be is probably the one that is the most often cited as their best album and I can't really disagree with that. If you're going to really check them out I would start there. The album is all over the place (in a good way) and includes a lot of ridiculous songs. The fact that they wrote a ballad about androgyny and then followed it with a Kiss cover sums them up pretty well.
I had to pee when the first song started, but I was glued to the show like my 12 year old self was glued to Titanic waiting for the boobies scene. Both occurrences were high on my list of times I had to pee most in my life.
Post by Horned Fuckin' Gramma on Dec 6, 2013 16:53:51 GMT -5
That quote from Reznor about wanting to make you hold your pee so you don't miss something is pretty funny, because by the time the encore started at that NIN show I literally had to pee more badly than I ever have in my entire life. For exactly that reason.
They'd probably be the most unknown headliner Sasquatch has ever seen and probably draw a crowd the size of GBV. If they were on the bill I don't think they'd headline, but I've been wrong once or twice before.
Unknown? The Replacements are absolutely legendary. They might be unknown to the all the dudebros who attend Sasquatch, but I'd say that most musically knowledgeable people know who they are. Hell, they were just nominated for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. GBV isn't well known at all outside of music communities so I don't think they're really comparable.
That's what I'm saying. Most people who attend Sasquatch don't know who they are. The target audience of the Sasquatch lineup is... wait for it... people who attend Sasquatch.
Coachella can afford to blow a good chunk of change on a rare artist that might only interest 5% of the attendees, but I don't know if Sasquatch has that kind of money to throw around. Sasquatch has done things like the before, so who knows, but they wouldn't headline.
I wasn't really comparing them to GBV, just the size of crowd that they would draw.