“When “Red Eyes” was released last December, the sudden drumroll, yelp, and general euphoria that occurs at the 1:48 mark was a late-breaking contender for my favorite musical moment of 2013.”
I thought the same. It reminds me of the yelp at 2:17 in the Replacements “Achin’ to Be”. Album of the year from the band of this era.
Great list. Missing ‘Seattle’. Great song and back story.
I really like yr list. Paired with mine it makes for a killer moz mix. Better than the list above. At Amber is a top choice for no 1.
Did [you] really sing, “It was a good lay” at the end of “Suedehead”?
“No, ‘It was a bootleg’. I mean, good heavens, in my vocabulary? Please…”
“Well, have I ever been dishonest?” he laughs. “Do people think it was ‘a good lay’?”
“And is that quite racy?”
“Well, it was actually ‘a good lay’.”
And was there one?
“No, I just thought it might amuse someone living in Hartlepool.”
- Morrissey, Sounds, June 18, 1988
Unfortunate typo. 6. Knows not Kows!
Suedehead – not “it was a good lay” but ” it was a bootleg”
10.You Have Killed Me (Ringleader)
9. The Boy Racer (Southpaw)
8. Tomorrow (Arsenal)
7. Certain People I Know (Arsenal)
6. He Kows I’d Love To See Him (Bona)
5. Alma Matters (Maladjusted)
4. I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris (Refusal)
3. Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself (Vauxhall)
2. Speedway (Vauxhall)
1. Seasick, Yet Still Docked (Arsenal)
i really don’t mind what order you put their songs in, NO remain the greatest band of all time for me.
(i am partial to a bit of Fine Time, Run and All The Way from Technique tho…… and what happened to Love Vigilantes?)
Yes. VU over Another View tho.
Dammit!! My comment word for word. And you’ve got my initials and my fathers middle name. Black Angels Death Song is my gripe, but man, you just can’t fault anything from VU (cept maybe Squeeze!)
What’s wrong with that?
Don’t Tell A Soul REALLY suffers from slick 80′s production, and yet the songs that are strong enough to work against that are some of my personal favourites (it helps that DTAS was my first exposure to the ‘mats). Achin’ To Be, Asking Me Lies, I’ll Be You, Talent Show, Darlin’ One, and to a lesser extent They’re Blind and Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost are full of injokes, hooks and inuendo ie. the recipe for any great Replacements song. Every one of their albums has rough patches with songs that sit awkwardly. Even the mighty LIB! I still love it, but if I’m putting a ‘mats playlist together, We’re Coming Out, Tommy’s Tonsils and Black Diamond won’t be there.
How ’bout this?
4. Come Feel Me Tremble
6. 14 Songs
7. Dead Man Shake
10. Open Season OST
11. Suicaine Gratifaction
Can we have a Westerberg solo worst to best now?
Turn It Up
Clover Over Dover
He Thought Of Cars
You’re So Great
Music Is My Radar