The Replacements - For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986 LP

(Rhino Records, 2017)

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"If the Replacements story is one of anarchic inebriation gradually giving way to more sobering introspection, then For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 is like that last college bender before entering the working world. This oft-bootlegged, now greatly enhanced 29-song recording finds the band on the brink of a crucial turning point, mere months after the release of their Sire debut Tim, and a few more before they ousted wild-card guitarist Bob Stinson. Fortuitously captured on a 24-track mobile studio set up at the venerable Hoboken venue, it’s a crisp, broadcast-ready portrait of the moment when the tug-of-war between the Replacements’ split personalities—the perma-blotto garage band vs. the refined rock craftsmen—had escalated into a bloody battle." - Stuart Berman for Pitchfork