Waxed Up Hair

I reviewed a photographic history of the Replacements–the notoriously sloppy rock band, not the Keanu Reeves movie–for Paste. Read the piece here. The Replacements’ definitive statement remains Let It Be, which they released in 1984. (The famous critic Bob Christgau suggested that an album by the L.A. group X  and Let It Be are the most important indie rock recordings of the ’80s.) Here’s the final track on Let It Be, in which lead singer Paul Westerberg gets really upset with an answering machine.


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