March 3, 2006

Paul Westerberg & Replacements: b-sides, rarities and live goodies

Sometimes in this world someone takes time to do something nice simply out of the goodness of their heart. Recently, friendly-guy Jerry took the time to make and mail me two CDs jam-packed with some great rarities, b-sides, live cuts, and non-album tracks from some of my favorite rough rockers Paul Westerberg & The Replacements. Why? Just because.

Now I share my largesse with you. Both are in zip format, and there are some real standouts here (and tons of covers, which I find fascinating to see how they put their own stamp on such a wide variety of influences). And thanks to Dean for filling in some of the provenance blanks.

PAUL WESTERBERG RARITIES DISC

Dyslexic Heart (Singles soundtrack)
Waiting for Somebody (Singles soundtrack)
Seein’ Her (b-side of Knockin’ on Mine)
Men Without Ties (b-side of Knockin’ on Mine)
Dice Behind Your Shades (Festicle version, b-side of Knockin’ on Mine)
Can’t Hardly Wait (live ’93 Whiskey a Go-Go, b-side World Class Fad) (Marah cover here)
Left of the Dial (live ’93 Whiskey a Go-Go, b-side World Class Fad)
Another Girl, Another Planet (live ’93 Whiskey a Go-Go, b-side World Class Fad)
Answering Machine (live ’93 Whiskey a Go-Go, b-side World Class Fad)
Daydream Believer (live, b-side British single?)
A Star is Bored (Melrose Place Soundtrack)
Backlash (w/ Joan Jett) (Notorious LP)
Let’s Do It (w/ Joan Jett) (Tank Girl Soundtrack)
Sunshine (Friends Soundtrack)
Stain Yer Blood (Friends Soundtrack)
Make Your Own Kind of Music (Eventually Bonus Track Japan)
I Want My Money Back (Grandpaboy Single)
Undone (Grandpaboy Single)
Wonderful Copenhagen (Suicaine Gratification Bonus Track Europe)
33rd of July (Suicaine Gratification Bonus Track Europe)
Nowhere Man (I Am Sam Soundtrack)
Be Bad For Me (Folker Bonus Track Europe)

WESTERBERG RARITIES AS ZIP FILE

REPLACEMENTS RARITIES DISC

If Only You Were Lonely (b-side of I’m In Trouble)
Hey Good Lookin’ (b-side of I Will Dare)
20th Century Boy (T Rex cover) (Let It Be Outtake)
Who’s Gonna Take Us Alive (Let It Be Outtake)
Temptation Eyes (Let It Be Outtake)
Street Girl (Let It Be Outtake)
Nowhere Is My Home (Boink LP – England)
Bundle Up (PTMM Rehearsal, Jungle Rock w/ new lyrics)
Empty As Your Heart (aka PO Box) (PTMM Rehearsal)
Time Is Killing Us (PTMM Rehearsal)
Kick It In (PTMM Rehearsal)
Run For The Country (PTMM Rehearsal)
Going Out Of My Head (PTMM Rehearsal)
(“We’ll learn it tomorrow. Think of another one.”)
Trouble On The Way (PTMM Rehearsal)
Make This Your Home (PTMM Rehearsal)
Cool Water (PTMM Rehearsal)
Route 66 (b-side of Alex Chilton)
Tossin’ and Turnin’ (b-side of The Ledge)
Ought To Get Love (Don’t Tell A Soul Outtake)
Kissing In Action (All Shook Down Outtake)

REPLACEMENTS RARITIES AS A ZIP FILE

What a great way to start the weekend. Bring out the sloppy raw rawk.

27 Comments »

  • Wow, this is a colossal treasure trove. Thanks so much for posting and then re-posting. I miss hearing these guys on the radio. I wish radio didn’t suck. But I’m getting off track. Thanks again. That said, among the Replacements tracks, mp3s for “Hey Good Lookin” and “Tossin and Turnin” are missing, at least for those of us who have to download one track at a time.

    Anonymous — January 2, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

  • …and “Who’s Gonna Take Us Alive” is missing too.

    Anonymous — January 2, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

  • Thanks for the heads-up, the broken links are fixed now!

    heather — January 5, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

  • Thank you so much for posting these! I’ve been looking for the Festical version of “Dice Behind Your Shades” for ages! Ditto “33rd of July”. Really great stuff! Thanks again. And… get well soon, Paul!

    MWells — January 11, 2007 @ 2:21 am

  • Great post! Thanks! I have many of these on vinyl but no way to covert to MP3. Much appreciated…..

    -Kent

    Anonymous — January 17, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

  • bless you heather! i also had a bunch of this stuff but there were songs i had never heard before! and i thought i heard everything. i still think “kissing in action” is one of the best replacement songs ever made- thank you for giving me an mp3. i’m sure the song never made it to an album because it sounds too bubblegummy and paul prob hates it, but it still sends goosebumps down my spine when i hear the opening riff, a riff to rival some of keef’s best for the stones. thanks, john from lancaster, pa

    Anonymous — January 18, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

  • N-I-C-E !

    SINEDDIE — January 27, 2007 @ 8:06 am

  • I LOVE YOU. YOU’RE AMAZING. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS STUFF!

    Anonymous — February 19, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

  • This is fantastic stuff, love the replacements and really only catching up on Paul’s output. This download is a dream come true. Thanks Heather.

    Rory McDonnell — March 17, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

  • Lovely, You godess among women!

    dex dexter — March 31, 2007 @ 2:02 pm

  • this is awesome. Thanks so much. not to be greedy but I’ve been trying to find “Cheyenne” everywhere with no luck. Do you have or know where I can find?

    Anonymous — April 5, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

  • Wow, these are great. You’re helping me get back in touch with my inner Mat. By the way, track #20 (Kissing In Action) is missing. Instead, there’s a duplicate of #19 (Ought To Get Love).

    Darren — May 2, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

  • I have an original ‘Shit hits the fans’ cassette…respond if interested and we can talk.

    Anonymous — May 12, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

  • Darren, Kissing in Action is finally fixed!

    heather — June 27, 2007 @ 9:58 am

  • yeah talk about hitting the mother lode, thanks so much. bless you!

    Anonymous — July 17, 2007 @ 9:33 pm

  • What a HOOTENANNY reading your blog! Listening to the Replacements still make me fell like I am 20, 21 years later. Power to the Peaceful!

    jonovox — October 23, 2007 @ 12:27 am

  • I cried when I saw this. That’s how happy it made me. Seriously. (See…you aren’t the only nerd here : )

    THANX AGAIN!!!

    Miss_Zabone — December 22, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

  • Nowhere is my Home, If only you were lonely…I have been looking for this stuff for a long time. You made my night (maybe my year). Thanks for sharing!

    JohnB — January 16, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

  • I stumbled upon this blog and as PJ fan I was drawn to it immediately but have found all kinds of cool stuff on here. I love Westerberg and The Replacements so I’m downloading as I type. Keep up the great blog. It’s awesome!

    Brian

    NCBRI — January 22, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

  • Appreciate this staying up as long as it has. Managed to delete almost everything yesterday afternoon. And am building up the files again. Replacements/Westerberg on the top of the list and I still had fuel/friends bookmarked. Sometimes the world is very friendly. Thanks.
    bp

    Anonymous — February 5, 2008 @ 4:26 am

  • Awesome!! I love the internet and wonderful people like you!! Big west sloppy kisses from Indy!! Replacements are the BEST!!

    Kent

    Anonymous — February 23, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

  • Anyone else hear the big glitch in Cool Water about 9 seconds in? Any chance there is a better copy of this somewhere?

    TomesoR — April 23, 2008 @ 11:11 am

  • thanks for this!

    cheers!

    Anonymous — July 10, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

  • Thanks, after 20 years I sobered up enough to remember going to many a ‘Mats show, funny thing I don’t have a clear recall of the songs. This helps fill in the blanks….. on behalf of the BLANK GENERATION, muchas gracias…

    Anonymous — July 12, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

  • Thanks. This looks like a great compilation of material.
    Jim
    bookofkills.com

    jnipe — July 22, 2008 @ 6:13 am

  • I most obliged to you, for me these songs are really hard to find and I’m happy to found’em here! Eeeerch….

    Eeeerch! — January 30, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

  • Hi Heather … I’m the 27th person to write ‘thank you’ here since you posted these two gems on the web in 2006.

    I’m amazed that these songs are still here, and I want to thank you for giving me the same feeling I used to get when I would buy a tape, a record or a cd, and couldn’t wait to get home and listen to it. Over and over again. Just like I did with 14 Songs.

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. :)

    Kelvin — October 19, 2013 @ 2:13 am

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