[Live/Bootleg] The Replacements - Shit, Shower, & Shave


Continuing the Replacements focus of the past two weeks, here’s the infamous Shit, Shower, & Shave live compilation from their tour supporting Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in 1989. Sound wise, this is another of the best Mats’ bootlegs you’ll find, tracks 1-17 especially. The setlist is cobbled together from three separate dates of the ill fated tour - tracks 1-12 come from Bristol, CT 8/31/89, tracks 13-17 from Milwaukee, WI 6/89 (and were part of the Inconcerated promo CD), and 18-23 from Mansfield, MA 8/28/89. Listen for a handful of Westerberg zingers directed at Petty along the way. I guess Petty got him back by lifting the “rebel without a clue” line from “I’ll Be You”. Get the artwork here.

Other highlights - "Talent Show", one of my favorite late-period Mats' songs, just explodes in the live setting. Three great covers - Chuck Berry's "Around & Around", The Only Ones' "Another Girl, Another Planet" (a live fixture of theirs for years), and Big Stars' "September Gurls". When the full band finally kicks in at the end of "Answering Machine", releasing a lot of built up tension. "Left Of The Dial", of course.

ZIP :: The Replacements - Shit, Shower, & Shave (99.2 MB)

1. Talent Show
2. Around and Around
3. The Ledge
4. Can’t Hardly Wait
5. September Gurls
6. Another Girl, Another Planet
7. Within Your Reach
8. Left Of The Dial
9. Alex Chilton
10. Nightclub Jitters
11. I’ll Be You
12. Bastards Of Young
13. Talent Show
14. Answering Machine
15. Another Girl, Another Planet
16. Anywhere’s Better Than Here
17. Here Comes A Regular
18. Achin’ To Be
19. Waitress In The Sky
20. Don’t Ask Why
21. Unsatisfied
22. I’ll Be You
23. I Will Dare
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5 comments:

Lynn said...

Thanks for another great bootleg! Keep em comin...

Wally Bangs said...

Saw them open for Tom Petty in Nashville at the soul less Starwood Amphitheater. I had seen The Place Mats previously and wondered how they would be in this context feeling that Don't Tell A Soul was a bit of a wimp out move. They came out obviously drunk and proceeded to shout abuse at everyone and everything, except for the "only good thing about Tennessee...Jack Daniel's!" It was awesome!!! Paul announced a drum solo and all Chris did was throw his sticks up in the air. Heck, they spent what seemed like forever trying to get through a shambolic "Walk On The Wild Side." It was sheer f you brilliance which showed me Westerberg could never fully sell his soul to the music biz. I went to the restroom before Petty came on and overheard a dude complaining to a friend, "that opening act isn't going to get very far." Then Tom Petty came on with a big grin on his face and told the audience "We're a little different from the opening band, we have a setlist." What a great night!

Sean Messenger said...

Completely fantastic. I was at that Bristol show with college friends, and spent the whole time in the parking lot before the gig pounding beers and telling them how fucking amazing the Replacements were.

Then the Mats came out... and everyone HATED them.

I was in heaven. What more could a total music snob/misfit ask for than to get completely ripped, watch his favorite band kill it, and then watch as everyone around him missed the point completely?

(i really enjoyed the Petty show, too. Forgive me, Paul. you're my true love.)

Terence said...

I was at the Starwood show- Petty opened his set with a middle finger to the Replacements- "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better"...

cgm said...

Can't explain whey they sound better with each passing year. Thanks for this great post!