All for Nothing/Nothing for All

All for Nothing/Nothing for All

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by The Replacements
     
 

The Replacements were one of the three great American underground bands of the '80s (the other two were R.E.M. and Hüsker Dü), influencing a generation of alternative bands with their ramshackle, ragged rocking and Paul Westerberg's heart-tugging songs. In short, they were the band no one heard except for the youngSee more details below

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The Replacements were one of the three great American underground bands of the '80s (the other two were R.E.M. and Hüsker Dü), influencing a generation of alternative bands with their ramshackle, ragged rocking and Paul Westerberg's heart-tugging songs. In short, they were the band no one heard except for the young guitar-slingers inspired to form bands of their own. All for Nothing/Nothing for All, a double-disc set comprised of one disc of "hits" and one disc of rarities, is supposed to offer proof of the group's influence, but it actually inadvertently dismantles their legend. For legal reasons, the hits disc All for Nothing couldn't feature highlights from their Twin/Tone releases, which means their rawest recordings and gems like "Within Your Reach," "I Will Dare," and "Androgynous" aren't here. Instead, four songs each from their Reprise albums -- Tim, Pleased to Meet Me, Don't Tell a Soul, All Shook Down -- are featured, and while most of the obvious suspects are here, they make the Replacements sound downright traditional; based on these tracks, the only '90s bands they influenced were Americana groups like Wilco and the Bottle Rockets, not indie punk and grunge outfits like Nirvana. And, surprisingly, the Replacements don't even rock that hard on these Reprise records -- the production, as many longtime fans have claimed, tames their wilder tendencies. Nevertheless, many of the songs on All for Nothing are among Westerberg's finest and prove that he was a talented songwriter, especially since the filler that plagued every Replacements album has been saved for disc two, Nothing for All, which is comprised entirely of B-sides and unreleased cuts. Still, there are a couple of gems on the disc, particularly the early Alex Chilton-produced take of "Can't Hardly Wait" and the Tom Waits-assisted rave-up "Date to Church."

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/1997
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624680727
catalogNumber:
46807

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Left of the Dial
  2. Kiss Me on the Bus
  3. Bastards of Young
  4. Here Comes a Regular
  5. Skyway
  6. Alex Chilton
  7. The Ledge
  8. Can't Hardly Wait
  9. I'll Be You
  10. Achin' to Be
  11. Talent Show
  12. Anywhere's Better Than Here
  13. Merry-Go-Round
  14. Sadly Beautiful
  15. Nobody
  16. Someone Take the Wheel

Disc 2

  1. Can't Hardly Wait
  2. Birthday Gal
  3. Beer for Breakfast
  4. Till We're Nude
  5. Election Day
  6. Jungle Rock
  7. All He Wants to Do Is Fish
  8. Date to Church
  9. Cruella de Ville
  10. We Know the Night
  11. Portland
  12. Wake Up
  13. Satellite
  14. Like a Rolling Pin
  15. Another Girl, Another Planet
  16. Who Knows
  17. All Shook Down
  18. I Don't Know

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Replacements   Primary Artist
Chris Mars   Drums,Background Vocals
Paul Westerberg   Guitar,Vocals
Slim Dunlap   Guitar
Steve Foley   Drums
Bob Stinson   Guitar
Tommy Stinson   Bass

Technical Credits

Chris Mars   Contributor
Replacements   Producer
Paul Westerberg   Producer,Contributor
Dan Bates   Engineer
Tony Berg   Producer
James Luther Dickinson   Producer
Peter Doell   Engineer
Slim Dunlap   Contributor
Thomas Erdelyi   Producer
Steven Fjelstad   Engineer
John Hampton   Engineer
Joe Hardy   Engineer
Jay Healy   Engineer
Michael Hill   Liner Notes
John Beverly Jones   Engineer
Scott Litt   Producer,Engineer
Timothy R. Powell   Engineer
Bill Stinson   Contributor
Tommy Stinson   Contributor
Stephen Walker   Art Direction
Matt Wallace   Producer,Engineer
Michael Bosley   Engineer
John Akre   Engineer
Melville A. Levin   Composer

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