Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Missed Hits #1

Bash and Pop--"Never Aim To Please" (mp3)

In the wake of the Replacements' demise, Paul Westerberg began a well-received solo career. Missed in the fallout, however, was a sweet little record, Friday Night Is Killing Me, from former 'Mats bass player Tommy Stinson. The opening track, "Never Aim To Please," is a superb rocker in the Stones/Replacements vein, full of power chords and bluster. I love the self-cancelling logic and doomed exuberance of the line: "Wish I'd jumped off your goddam planet/When I thought I could."

Friday Night Is Killing Me is no longer in print, but used copies are available from

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