It’s World Book Day today, but the last thing you need to read (ha!) is another tedious article about how The Dirt is great (and Nikki Sixx has shat all over its legacy with the nonsense that is The Heroin Diaries, FYI) or how insightful the now 15-years-out-of-date The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell is. No, we harangued the TH editorial team for our picks of slightly less obvious picks.
The Replacements are an alternative rock group that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979. The band originally started off as a hardcore punk outfit but began to incorporate folk and power pop influences in their sound. They become one of the leaders of the early alt-folk set and one of the flagship bands of the American 80s post-punk scene, being as well a major influence on 90s indie rock.
The band's best known lineup consisted of Paul Westerberg (vocals, guitar), Bob Stinson (guitar), Tommy Stinson (bass) and Chris Mars (drums). Read more on Last.fm