The Replacements “Please to Meet Me”

Posted 23 Dec 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1987, Albums of the 80s, Alt-Rock

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#233 in the Series) is The Replacements, Pleased to Meet Me.

How could we even incorporate the word ‘Cool’ into this website and not have an entry by The Replacements?  We’ve now solved that problem.

Pleased to Meet Me, 1987,  is the fifth release from the Minneapolis produced quartet. It was produced by the late Jim Dickenson.  It peaked at #131 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.  The album cover was intended to look, color-wise, similar to Elvis Presley’s G.I. Blues.

The best known songs on the disc were ‘Alex Chilton’ and the final track which included Alex Chilton on guitar, ‘Can’t Hardly Wait.’

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Personnel

  • Paul Westerberg – Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, piano, six-string bass
  • Tommy Stinson – Bass guitar, Vocals, upright bass, acoustic
  • Chris Mars – Drums, cowbell, Vocals
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  • Teenage Steve Douglas – Baritone sax, bass flute
  • Jim Dickinson (credited as East Memphis Slim) – Organ, keyboards,  vocals, vibes
  • James “Vito” Lancaster – Background vocals
  • Prince Gabe – Saxophone
  • Alex Chilton – Guitar
  • Luther Dickinson – Guitar
  • Max Huls – Strings
  • The Memphis Horns:
  • Andrew Love – Tenor sax
  • Ben Jr. – Trumpet

Track Listing

(All songs written by Paul Westerberg except as indicated.)

Side one

  1. “I.O.U.” – 2:57
  2. “Alex Chilton” (Westerberg, T. Stinson, C. Mars) – 3:12
  3. “I Don’t Know” (Westerberg, T. Stinson, Mars) – 3:19
  4. “Nightclub Jitters” – 2:44
  5. “The Ledge” – 4:04

Side two

  1. “Never Mind” – 2:47
  2. “Valentine” (Westerberg, T. Stinson, Mars) – 3:31
  3. “Shooting Dirty Pool” (Westerberg, T. Stinson, Mars) – 2:20
  4. “Red Red Wine” – 2:59
  5. “Skyway” – 2:04
  6. “Can’t Hardly Wait” – 3:02

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PLEASE NOTE THE VIDEO LINK BELOW IS A PLAYLIST OF THE FULL ALBUM.

AFTER YOU CLICK PLAY YOU CAN SCROLL TO YOUR FAVORITE OR LET THE FULL ALBUM PLAY.

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Bonus Videos!!!! Here are some great live tunes by Paul Westerberg, Again, on a playlist!

Links

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Paul Westerberg Website

Chris Mars Website

Tommy Stinson on facebook

The Replacements on Wikipeadia

The Replacements on AllMusic

Purchase Replacements on Amazon

Posted by Larry Carta

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