Legendary American band The Replacements who staggered out of punk and were one of the first big hits of the college radio era have reformed and played a gig at a festival.

This news will probably mean a lot more in America where the band remain highly influential with their fantastically slipshod set of Kinksy Brit influenced post punk guitar anthems than in the Uk where they remain an enigma.

The gig was at the Riot Fest in Toronto and the band’s line up included Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson with Josh Freese and David Mineham, they’ll also be playing Chicago and Denver  before the end of the year…

Their set included  a take on the Sham 69 classic Borsatl Breakout…

 

01 “Takin’ A Ride”
02 “I’m In Trouble”
03 “Favorite Thing”
04 “Hanging Downtown”
05 “Color Me Impressed”
06 “Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out”
07 “Kiss Me On the Bus”
08 “Androgynous”
09 “Achin’ To Be”
10 “I Will Dare”
11 “Love You ‘Til Friday”
12 “Maybellene” (Chuck Berry Cover)
13 “Merry Go Round”
14 “Wake Up”
15 “Borstal Breakout” (Sham 69 Cover)
16 “Little Mascara”
17 “Left Of The Dial”
18 “Alex Chilton”
19 “Swingin’ Party”
20 “Can’t Hardly Wait”
21 “Bastards Of Young”
22 “Everything Is Coming Up Roses”
23 “IOU”

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