Post by Nevermind(2) on Mar 27, 2011 8:53:16 GMT -5
We’ve waited years for someone to make a great documentary about the Replacements and we are very fortunate that Gorman was up to the challenge. How do you capture the story of the greatest band ever? I don’t know, but Gorman nailed it. He accomplished exactly what he set out to do, tell a story. No music necessary. Gorman leaves you with a thirst for the Replacements that can only be compared to a dehydrated hangover. Make sure your vinyl bar is stocked before you go. You will need a Replacements fix immediately after the show. I loved the movie. I’ve been a fan since 1985 and the film makes you want to jump right in and tell your story of how you “got it” the first time you heard one of their albums.
Certain thoughts, which have been debated for years, come to mind as you watch the film. Did the Replacements really break up in 1991 or was it over when Bob got kicked out of the band? Did Paul need the chaos of Bob to produce some of his greatest material? Did he need to be Stuck In The Middle of the Stinson brothers? A great band continued to produce great songs after Bob left, but was it The Replacements or The re-Replacements? I don’t know. I love all their albums and the way they progressed through the years right up to when Paul finally asks Someone Take The Wheel. Gorman did an excellent job of capturing a period of time when a mythical band called The Replacements ruled Left Of The Dial.
I always thought it was the replacements until chris left, the last tour was missing something. i was at the last show in chicago, and they were running on fumes...they were stilling thrilling post bob, as i still think pleased to meet me is their best!...
Thanks Scott. Gorman did an outstanding job on the film. The Minneapolis show is going to be great, especially the party after. I would have loved to go to the party after in Tampa, but I had about a 2 1/2 hour drive home. It was cool to see your cameo in the film.
I’m not sure if you remember, but I did have the pleasure of meeting you at The Craft show a few years back. My wife and I flew up from Florida. It was great to meet Kathy and a few of the folks from this web site. Kathy got us all together before and after the show for a few drinks.