New Live Replacements CD Coming And I “Can’t Hardly Wait!”

The Replacements have been on my mind that last week. I’m not sure why. The other night I was listening to some of their music on-line, and then I receive word that Rhino is releasing a new live CD of the Replacements performing at Maxwell’s in February, 1986.


Coming out Oct. 6 as a double CD and double LP, the succinctly entitled For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986 will have 29 tracks that cover the bands’ career up until them, like “I Will Dare,” “Bastards of Young,” “Left of the Dial,” “Waitress in the Sky,” and “Answering Machine.” The band, always good for doing some fun covers, performed “Fox on the Run” and “Nowhere Man” that night. See full set list below.

For Sale is the first live Replacements recording to come out officially on CD or LP. But what about  The Sh*t Hits The Fans? That notorious live album was only available on cassette.

The Maxwell’s show, which took place shortly after the band’s infamous SNL appearance, features the original lineup of Paul Westerberg, Chris Mars, and both Stinson brothers (Tommy and Bob). It was recorded by a 24-track mobile studio and the tapes have been in the Warner Brothers vaults since then (and have been given a proper mix for this release). For Sale also include new liner notes by Bob Mehr, author of the New York Times bestseller Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements, as well as never-before-seen photos from the Maxwell’s show by noted music writer and photographer Caryn Rose.

Disc One

  1. “Hayday”
  2. “Color Me Impressed”
  3. “Dose Of Thunder”
  4. “Fox On The Run”
  5. “Hold My Life”
  6.  “I Will Dare”
  7. “Favorite Thing”
  8. “Unsatisfied”
  9. “Can’t Hardly Wait”
  10. “Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out”
  11. “Takin’ A Ride”
  12. “Bastards Of Young”
  13. “Kiss Me On The Bus”
  14. “Black Diamond”


Disc Two

  1. “Johnny’s Gonna Die”
  2. “Otto”
  3. “I’m In Trouble”
  4. “Left Of The Dial”
  5. “God Damn Job”
  6. “Answering Machine”
  7. “Waitress In The Sky”
  8. “Take Me Down To The Hospital”
  9. “Gary’s Got A Boner”
  10. “If Only You Were Lonely”
  11. “Baby Strange”
  12. “Hitchin’ A Ride”
  13. “Nowhere Man”
  14. “Go”
  15. “F*ck School”

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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