Never Found in the '80s: Return of Live Bonus Week with The Replacements
It's been a while since my Never Found series has been found in the SIT80s' blog. A recap of the concept may be in order. Never Found in the 80s features musical acts which never found their way onto the American Top 40 Pop charts during our favorite decade. That's pretty much it.
I thought I'd do another Never Found Live Bonus week. The bands I'll feature this week have all been previously profiled in this series, so my general verbosity will be somewhat curtailed. Maybe.
Let's kick off the week with the very first band I profiled, way back in March 2013: From Minneapolis The Replacements. The Replacements were notorious for their occasional drunken mess live shows, but they could also deliver some real corkers.
The live footage I've chosen is from the UK's Old Grey Whistle Test program from February, 1986. The boys play ‘Kiss Me On The Bus' from their album ‘Tim' (1985). This clip is one of the last live performances of all four of the original members. Lead guitarist Bob Stinson would be fired due to his excessive drinking (and that's saying a lot knowing this band's drinking proclivities) by year's end.
As one of the presenters in the clip points out, there was definitely more to Minneapolis in the 80s than just Prince.
- Jim ‘Dr. Dim' Fitzsimons