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Please To Meet Me (Vinyl)
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Album: Please To Meet Me (Vinyl)
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    I. O. U. More Info...
2)    Alex Chilton More Info...
3)    I Don't Know More Info...
4)    Nightclub Jitters More Info...
5)    The Ledge More Info...
6)    Never Mind More Info...
  Disc 2
1)    Valentine More Info...
2)    Shooting Dirty Pool More Info...
3)    Red Red Wine More Info...
4)    Skyway More Info...
5)    Can't Hardly Wait More Info...
 
Album: Please To Meet Me (Vinyl)
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    I. O. U. More Info...
2)    Alex Chilton More Info...
3)    I Don't Know More Info...
4)    Nightclub Jitters More Info...
5)    The Ledge More Info...
6)    Never Mind More Info...
  Disc 2
1)    Valentine More Info...
2)    Shooting Dirty Pool More Info...
3)    Red Red Wine More Info...
4)    Skyway More Info...
5)    Can't Hardly Wait More Info...
 
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  • The Replacements: Paul Westerberg (vocals, guitar); Tommy Stinson (bass); Chris Mars (drums).
  • The Replacements' brand of brash, dirty rock & roll reached its apex on PLEASED TO MEET ME. A stomping collection of blistering, no-bull compositions and performances, this album represents a wild, angry, and ultimately beautiful marriage of inspired songcraft and punk rock abandon. The album's biggest hit, "Alex Chilton," is a swinging, stomping homage to the pop stylist to whom the Replacements were so deeply indebted, with plenty of the stadium-sized power-chords that comprise the groups less-fashionable influences (Kiss's "Black Diamond" was one of their better-known covers).
  • The rollicking "Red Red Wine" is an homage of another sort--the Replacements were a band fueled by alcohol; live gigs were always unpredictable, well-lubricated affairs. The disarming acoustic ballad "Skyway" has a timeless feel, expertly performed and evocatively delivered. The album's closer, "Can't Hardly Wait," provided the 'Mats with another signature tune; Paul Westerberg is at his raspy, poetic best, while idol Alex Chilton is credited with guitar.
Professional Reviews
Q (10/93, p.127) - 3 Stars - Good

Alternative Press (p.200) - "Even the stomping, bar-band classic 'Alex Chilton' and the horn-and-string-burnished twangfest 'Can't Hardly Wait' contain melancholic undertones."

CMJ (1/5/04, p.20) - Ranked #2 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1987"
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