Hootnanny 

The Replacements release their sophomore album on April 29, 1983.

It’s The Mats’ second album and, though it has sold less than 100,000 albums, it’s still considered one of their best and most important punk/breakneck puck albums of the era.

According to the liner notes, it was recorded in a “warehouse in some godawful suburb north of Minneapolis …”

Color me impressed.

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Let It Be 

Hey, look what turns 35 today … The Mats release their third album on October 2, 1984.

It’s #241 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and the opening track, “I Will Dare,” has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Heady stuff, Westy …

 

Let It Be

The Mats release their third album on October 2, 1984. It’s #241 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and the opening track, “I Will Dare,” has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

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