Songs For Slim Update: Tweedy & Lucero Are The Final Contributors

Since I wrote about the first Songs For Slim single, I thought it was appropriate to write something about the final single in this fundraising series for ailing Replacement guitarist Slim Dunlap. On Sun. Sept. 10 (at 10 a.m., PST), the concluding 7-inch will go up for auction at


One side has Jeff Tweedy easing into Dunlap’s wistful “Ballad Of The Opening Band.” The other side finds Lucero delivering an energetic take on “From The Git Go.” They recorded the tune in Memphis, which of course also was the city where the Replacements‘ famously (or infamously) recorded Pleased To Meet Me.

For those keeping score at home, last month’s Patterson Hood/Young Fresh Fellows‘ 7-inch was inches away from being the second best selling auction release, falling just short of the Frank Black & Suicide Commandos/You Am I offering. Where will this Tweedy/Lucero single wind up? Of course, its sales will be limited by the fact that only 250 copies of this single will be made available (just like the initial Replacements‘ Songs For Slim 7-inch) and the Hood/YFF 45 had nearly 350 bidders.

Besides these 45’s, there is other merch available that will raise funds for Slim and his family. You can find what’s available at


About Michael Berick

I am a longtime writer, and lover, of music and pop culture. I have written for Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Scene and more places (that I wouldn't take up more of your time mentioning now).
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