Stink [Deluxe Edition]

Stink [Deluxe Edition]

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by The Replacements
     
 

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Almost as if they were aware that Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash was masquerading as a hardcore album, the Replacements designed their second record as a mean, lean, nasty, brutish affair, the opposite of the mirthfully messy Sorry Ma. Stink wasn't even a full-fledged album -- at eight tracks, it was…  See more details below

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Almost as if they were aware that Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash was masquerading as a hardcore album, the Replacements designed their second record as a mean, lean, nasty, brutish affair, the opposite of the mirthfully messy Sorry Ma. Stink wasn't even a full-fledged album -- at eight tracks, it was labeled a mini-LP, maybe just a bit longer than an EP, but it was just scraping by at 14 minutes regardless of what label it wore. So, it was tighter than Sorry Ma but that wasn't the only way Stink seemed more like a hardcore record: the band approximated a hardcore rave-up at the end of the white blooze parody "White and Lazy," and Paul Westerberg's songs bristled with anger against all manner of middle-class irritants, as he spit vitriol at his "God Damn Job" and told school to go f*ck itself. Such a sudden burst of anger could almost seem parodic, especially with such snide jokes as the Frère Jacques chorus of "Gimme Noise," if the Replacements didn't sound so lethal: they're hard and merciless, never stopping for air. This is where the brevity of Stink is in its favor -- not that it would be too much to take if it were longer, but at such a brief length this dose of thunder is positively addictive. And only when it starts to roll away does it sink in that Westerberg wrote his first genuine anthem with the great "Kids Don't Follow." [Rhino's 2008 expansion of Stink proves that the album is just as addictive and still as nasty at a slightly longer length, as it's pumped up with four bonus tracks: the delirious "Staples in Her Stomach," a song better than many on Sorry Ma, ridiculous covers of "Hey Good Lookin'" and "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock," and then "You're Getting Married," a brokenhearted Westerberg solo home demo that doesn't fit sonically or thematically with the rest of Stink, but it's too good not to save, and it demonstrates that beneath all this absurd fury, Westerberg was getting serious and growing as a songwriter.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2008
Label:
Rhino / Rykodisc
UPC:
0081227993634
catalogNumber:
438972
Rank:
8887

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Replacements   Primary Artist
Chris Mars   Drums
Paul Westerberg   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Bob Stinson   Guitar
Tommy Stinson   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Mars   Composer
Paul Westerberg   Composer
Steven Fjelstad   Producer
Peter Jesperson   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Memorabilia
James E. Myers   Composer
Bob Stinson   Composer
Tommy Stinson   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Terry Katzman   Liner Notes
Max Freedman   Composer

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