Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Your Wednesday Moment of Why Didn't I Get the Memo?

From 1985, please enjoy The Replacements and their fantastic cover of The Grass Roots classic "Temptation Eyes."

That's an outtake, which I didn't know existed until last week, from Let It Be; apparently it was in contention for a slot on the album, but ultimately they went with another cover, "Black Diamond" by Kiss.

In any case, there are some other Grass Roots songs I wouldn't have minded hearing the Mats tackle -- this one, for example.

Oh well, a boy can dream, can't he.

[h/t Tommy Perkins]


pete said...

I'd have loved to hear "Things I Should..." done by the Floor Models. And the Replacements were so much a product of that place and time. I'd have loved to hear them do "Toolmaster of Brainerd" by Trip Shakespeare. And Damn! I had to prove I wasn't a robot six times. But your cyber-security is important to me, Steve!

steve simels said...

Oh, god, that Trip Shakespeare song — I’d forgotten how great that was.

buzzbabyjesus said...

I think they made the right call with "Black Diamond".

Phil Cheese said...

The first time I saw The Replacements in concert (1987 for Pleased To Meet Me tour) they performed "Hello Dolly" for their encore song. I saw them seven more times over the years and always loved knowing I could count on surprises from them!