The REPLACEMENTS – ” Live UPenn’s Houston Hall ” 6th February 1986

Posted: February 7, 2017 in MUSIC
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This live concert of the great band The Replacements playing Philly this day in 1986.

The gig in question took place 30 years ago on the 6th of February as Westerberg, Stinson, Stinson and Mars toured in support of their 1985 record Tim. It’s a brutally loud audience recording that captures the energy of the room in the best way imaginable – and the chaos is all the more entertaining for being set in the stately Huston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus. 

The setlist is 27 songs packed into an hour and fifteen minutes, from “Tommy Gets his Tonsils Out” to “Take Me Down To the Hospital,” with a half dozen covers of The Ramones (“I Don’t Want You”), Chuck Berry (“Maybelline”) and more.

“Thirty years on and this show still sounds as solid as it must have to attendees back then.”

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