Well that was a delightful 11 weeks!
Special thanks to Present-Tense for his big-time contributions to this project. Also, a HUGE thank you to Jimi Jam and his team down in the IT department, this would not have been possible without your support. This project was surely unprecedented, not to mention an immense undertaking. I have to admit there were times I felt like pulling the plug on it, but I was way to deep into it to not see it through. Present-Tense and I finished this endeavor by writing about our #1 band on the 2014 poster. Queens Of The Stone Age for Present-Tense, and The Replacements for me. It was almost like we were playing a game or something.
Hope you enjoyed 77 Bands In 77 Days, see you in the desert.
Day 77 = The Replacements
Performing = Friday
The Replacements are an American alternative rock band that hail from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band formed in 1979 under the name Impediments, when frontman Paul Westerberg joined a band made up of Bob Stinson (guitar), Chris Mars (drums), and Bob’s 12 year-old brother Tommy Stinson (bass) that called themselves Dogbreath at the time The moniker Impediments was short lived, apparently they showed up wasted for their first gig in a church basement, a non-alcoholic affair for a group of recovering alcoholics. Westerberg got his start in the mid-seventies playing lead guitar in a band called Neighborhood Threat, mostly doing a bunch of Rush and Budgie covers. The day he got his hands a copy of the Sex Pistols record he said “I ain’t playing with these fuckers ever again.”