In the "Comeback Albums that Worked" thread, dee posted
It would be cool if the Replacements found the magic again and made another album that captured their former glory.
A buddy of mine out in Cali tells me that Cal-Berkeley radio station KALX occasionally plays the Mats. One of the DJs is a Minne homeboy but the other djs seem to only play Kiss Me on the Bus or I will Dare. That got me thinking.
With the latest Mats releases, if you were at a college radio station, or hell, a disgruntled dj at a Clear Channel radio station and a program director that wants you to play crap, which Mats songs would you promote or push off of Maxwell's or DMP? The original mastered DTAS album---what song should be pushed for today's audience? Whaddaya think---which song(s) should be hits?
And more importantly, has anyone heard the radio play anything off of either releases? My buddy in California said he heard something off of Maxwell's on KALX...but the college station doesn't play Paul or Tommy's solo work at all.
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Post by wiser's deluxe on Jun 11, 2020 0:12:01 GMT -5
I personally don't care what hits home with popular crowd. The song that jumps out off the Maxwell's recording is Answering Machine. Hellbent on falling apart and out of tune through the first verse, they all suddenly snap into place once we get to "Big town got its losers ..." and suddenly there's actual rock and roll being performed. Bobby's on fire with several blistering fills, and the whole thing proceeds forward with desperation.
if the newcomers can't appreciate this sheer display of magnificent noise, then screw 'em. turn it up.
of all the mysteries of music, one continues to baffle authorities: who, for kripes' sake, stole that damn kishka?
I'm wondering why Warner's didn't think they could capture a newer audience and try and get more airplay for some of this stuff. I always felt they could have a bigger renaissance with a younger and newer audience because to me, their stuff kicks ass over a lot of what passes for rock on the radio. At least the crap they play on our so called rock radio station here. Which is also Clear Channel or iHeart Radio dreck....