Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

by Bob Mehr


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Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements by Bob Mehr

Trouble Boys is the first definitive, no-holds-barred biography of one of the last great bands of the twentieth century: The Replacements. With full participation from reclusive singer and chief songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist Slim Dunlap, and the family of late band co-founder Bob Stinson, author Bob Mehr is able to tell the real story of this highly influential group, capturing their chaotic, tragic journey from the basements of Minneapolis to rock legend. Drawing on years of research and access to the band's archives at Twin/Tone Records and Warner Bros., Mehr also discovers previously unrevealed details from those in the group's inner circle, including family, managers, and musical friends and collaborators.

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ISBN-13: 9780306818790
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 655,862
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Bob Mehr is the chief music critic at the Scripps-owned daily paper in Memphis, The Commercial Appeal. He's also served as an award winning writer and columnist for the New Times’ flagship paper in Phoenix, Village Voice Media’s Seattle Weekly, and the Chicago Reader, and is a longtime contributor to MOJO and SPIN magazines. His liner notes have accompanied CD reissues and box sets by the Replacements, Big Star, Warren Zevon, and the Dixie Chicks.

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