The Story of The Replacements & Mission of Burma in the Studio

The Story of The Replacements & Mission of Burma in the Studio

Hosts Jim and Greg talk with journalist Bob Mehr about his book Trouble Boys, which is all about the Minneapolis rock band The Replacements. While they never had a huge commercial hit, The Replacements have a devoted fanbase and a fascinating backstory. Mehr shares details about the band’s fear of success, self-sabotage and more. And then Jim and Greg revisit their 2006 interview with post-punk pioneers Mission of Burma. The band talks about returning to the stage after a long hiatus, and they perform live in the studio!

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Featured Songs

The Replacements I Will Dare Twin/Tone 1984
The Replacements Shutup (Demo) Twin/Tone 1981
The Replacements Takin’ a Ride Twin/Tone 1981
The Replacements Hangin’ Downtown Twin/Tone 1981
The Replacements Dope Smokin’ Moron Twin/Tone 1982
The Replacements Johnny’s Gonna Die Twin/Tone 1981
The Replacements Within Your Reach Twin/Tone 1983
The Replacements Unsatisfied Twin/Tone 1984
The Replacements If Only You Were Lonely Twin/Tone 1981
The Replacements Iron Man Twin/Tone 1985
The Replacements Bastards of Young (Live on SNL) Sire 1985
The Replacements Left of the Dial Sire 1985
The Replacements Here Comes a Regular Sire 1985
The Replacements Can’t Hardly Wait Sire 1987
The Replacements The Ledge Sire 1987
The Replacements I’ll Be You Sire 1989
Green Day She Reprise 1994
Goo Goo Dolls Name Warner Bros. 1995
Wilco Misunderstood Reprise 1996
The Replacements Color Me Impressed Twin/Tone 1983
The Replacements Skyway Sire 1987
Mission of Burma 2Wice (Live on Sound Opinions) Matador 2006
Mission of Burma Max Earnst (Live on Sound Opinions) Ace of Hearts 1981
Mission of Burma That’s When I Reach For My Revolver Ace of Hearts 1981
Lou Reed New York Telephone Conversation RCA 1972
The Velvet Underground Femme Fatale Verve 1967
R.E.M. Time After Time (Annelise) I.R.S. 1984
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) Reprise 1979