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On December 27, 1978.

On December 27, 1978, Christopher Branford Bell died aged 27. He was songwriter and musician (guitar, singer), best known as founding member, guitarist and singer of the band Big Star. His work has inspired, and his songs were covered by many musicians and bands including R.E.M., Wilco, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Afghan Whigs, Pete Yorn, Beck The Posies, and The Replacements. In 2013, “Magnolia Pictures” released documentary “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”, which documented his life and work. In 2018, the book “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”, was published, also dealing with his life and music. Bell’s album “I Am the Cosmos” was posthumously released in 1992.

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On April 20, 2009.

On April 20, 2009, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Art Brut vs. Satan”, the third Art Brut album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Frank Black.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Argos- vocals
  • Ian Catskilkin – guitar
  • Jasper Future – guitar
  • Freddy Feedback – bass guitar
  • Mike Breyer – drums

Track listing:

  1. Alcoholics Unanimous
  2. DC Comicsand Chocolate Milkshake
  3. The Passenger
  4. Am I Normal
  5. What a Rush
  6. Demons Out
  7. Slap Dash for No Cash
  8. The Replacements
  9. Twist and Shout
  10. Summer Job
  11. Mysterious Bruises

 

On October 2, 1984.

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On October 2, 1984, “Twin / Tone Records” label released “Let It Be” the third Replacements studio album. It was recorded August 1983 – February 1984, at “Blackberry Way Studios” in Minneapolis, and was produced by Steve Fjelstad, Peter Jesperso and Paul Westerberg. In 2003 “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Let it Be” at number 239 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album opening track “I Will Dare” has been inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”.

Personnel:

  • Chris Mars– drums, vocals
  • Bob Stinson– lead guitar
  • Tommy Stinson– bass guitar
  • Paul Westerberg– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, mandolin, lapsteel
  • Peter Buck– guitar solo
  • Chan Poling– piano

Track listing:

  1. I Will Dare – Paul Westerberg
  2. Favorite Thing – Paul Westerberg,Tommy Stinson, Bob Stinson, Chris Mars
  3. We’re Comin’ Out – Paul Westerberg,Tommy Stinson, Bob Stinson, Chris Mars
  4. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out – Paul Westerberg,Tommy Stinson, Bob Stinson, Chris Mars
  5. Androgynous – Paul Westerberg
  6. Black Diamond – Paul Stanley
  7. Unsatisfied – Paul Westerberg
  8. Seen Your Video – Paul Westerberg
  9. Gary’s Got a Boner – Paul Westerberg,Tommy Stinson, Bob Stinson, Chris Mars
  10. Sixteen Blue – Paul Westerberg
  11. Answering Machine – Paul Westerberg

 

On September 25, 1990.

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On September 25, 1990, “Sire” label released “All Shook Down”, the seventh and final Replacements studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Scott Litt.

Personnel:

  1. Paul Westerberg− vocals, guitar, piano
  2. Slim Dunlap– guitar
  3. Tommy Stinson− bass guitar, background vocals
  4. Chris Mars– drums
  5. John Cale− viola
  6. Benmont Tench- piano and organ
  7. Charley Drayton- drums
  8. Johnette Napolitano– vocals
  9. Mauro Majellan – drums
  10. Michael Blair – drums
  11. Steve Berlin- saxophone, ocarina
  12. Terry Reid- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Westerberg except where noted.

  1. Merry Go Round
  2. One Wink at a Time
  3. Nobody
  4. Bent Out of Shape
  5. Sadly Beautiful
  6. Someone Take the Wheel
  7. When It Began
  8. All Shook Down
  9. Attitude
  10. Happy Town
  11. Torture
  12. My Little Problem
  13. The Last