Most of us in the 1980's missed this band. We missed it because we were either to wrapped up in the spoon fed music that radio gave us, or we didn't care enough to search out different kinds of music. The Replacements were alternative before anyone knew what "alternative" music was. They were not slick, over produced, pretty boys. They were four guys who liked to play music, wore their hearts on their sleeves and didn't double over for the record companies. It's been about 20 years since the band played together, but their influence can be heard in music from such bands as; The Goo Goo Dolls, Nirvana, Green Day, Soul Asylum, and Wilco.
If you get a chance, check them out. They have a couple of "Best of" compilations that hit on the high points of each album they made. Do not allow yourself to stand in front of your maker and say that you don't know who Paul Westerberg is. You will be asked!
"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 will die to please, if it's any consolation, I don't begin to understand it"
"Bastards Of Young"---The Replacements