LOOK: The Replacements Reunite For Limited Edition ‘Songs For Slim’ EP; Auction Starts TOMORROW
By Staff on January 14, 2013
It seems like we've got The Replacements on the brain! We were hooked on Tashaki Miyaki's cover of "Unsatisfied," originally released by The Replacements in 1984, last week and today, we are nostalgically replaying their beloved tunes, as we gear up for a very momentous morning tomorrow, mentioned earlier this afternoon on Pitchfork.
Every three minutes, beginning at 8 a.m. PST, a copy of the Songs for Slim EP will be auctioned off. This five-track 10" vinyl—numbering only 250 copies—is a covers album, in which all proceeds go towards financing the recovery of The 'Mats' dear guitarist, Slim Dunlap, who was afflicted with a brain stroke last year.
The EP is signed by Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars, and the record includes prints of previously unseen band photos, a poster of Slim, a print of the art that Mars painted, and more.
In addition to the EP, split 7” 45s will also be auctioned off. These 45s feature many prominent artists covering Slim, including but not limited to Deer Tick, Lucinda Williams, Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), and Jakob Dylan.
Songs for Slim EP tracklist:
1. Busted Up (Slim Dunlap)
2. Radio Hook Word Hit (Slim Dunlap)
1. I'm Not Sayin' (Gordon Lightfoot)
2. Lost Highway (Leon Payne)
3. Everything's Coming Up Roses (Stephen Sondheim/Jule Styne)
Check out the video below for "Merry Go Round": the throwback opener off The 'Mats' seventh album, All Shook Down.