“We recently mentioned that Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and his pal Jesse Malin played a covers show on New Year’s Eve at Malin’s Lower East Side club Berlin, with an all-star lineup that included appearances by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, The E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt, Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Hold Steady’s Tad Kubler, Jesse Malin collaborator Don DiLego, Billie Joe’s sons, and others throughout the night. We posted a short video of Billie Joe & co playing The Replacements’ “Color Me Impressed” (with Tommy Stinson), and we’ve now got good quality videos of almost the entire set, taken by Dana Distortion.
They did over 20 covers, including a few Ramones songs and a couple Clash songs, plus The Plimsouls’ “A Million Miles Away,” Dead Boys’ “Sonic Reducer,” Paul Collins’ The Beat’s “Walk Out of Love,” Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” New York Dolls’ “Pills,” The Kinks’ “Father Christmas,” “The Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks,” Cheap Trick’s “Surrender,” Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World,” Blondie’s “One Way or Another,” and more. Billie Joe and Jesse mostly split vocals but a few songs had guest lead singers, including Jesse’s D Generation bandmate Richard Bacchus for D Generation’s “Capitol Offender,” East Village vet Tom Clark on the NY Dolls song, Kris Gruen on The Clash’s “Janie Jones,” and Berlin bartender Amanda Cross on the Blondie song. Watch all the videos here
#8. Bash & Pop, Anything Can Happen That long stint in Guns N’ Roses drove Tommy Stinson to make a full-blown Replacements record, thank God. Meat-and-potatoes rock at its most tender and tasty.
#9 Bash & Pop, “Anything Could Happen”
“Anything Could Happen” finds Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson reviving not only the name but the rollicking, post-Faces rock-and-roll spirit of the early ‘90s group he formed when the Replacements went their separate ways in 1991.
Which is to say if you liked the Replacements, Stinson’s new material should speak directly to the part of you that once responded to the misspent part of his misspent youth with “I’m in love; what’s that song?”
This is the year’s best straight-up rock-and-roll release, from the reckless abandon of “Not This Time” to the understated unplugged charms of “Shortcut,” the bittersweet country of “Anytime Soon” and the singalong chorus of “Never Wanted to Know.”
Originally published by: Matt Ryan, December 11, 2017 on magnetmagazine.com Two priceless gifts were bestowed upon Replacements fans this year, most notably the formal release of the band’s oft-bootlegged 1986 live set at Maxwell’s. Unfortunately, that nostalgia trip diverted attention from a new collection of gloriously boozy rock ’n’ roll songs by the…
Breaking news! “Never Wanted To Know” by BASH & POP has been nominated for Little Steven’s Underground Garage “The 2017 Coolest Song of the Year 11th Annual Listener’s Poll” where Stevie Van Zandt asks the fans to get involved and vote for their “#CoolestSongOfTheYear”. In addition to the voting, fans can also enter the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana contest. First place prize will receive: round-trip airfare for 2, a 4-night, all-inclusive stay and $500 resort credit at the #HardRockHotel in Punta Cana! Fans may vote for their favorite “Coolest Song” once every 24 hours, and may enter the Hard Rock Punta Cana contest as many times as they want. The “Coolest Song of 2017” winner will be announced on January 1st, during Kid Leo’s “Coolest Songs of 2017 Revisited Annual Year End Review” show on Sirius XM-21 where Kid Leo will play all 50 “Coolest Songs” of 2016. So whaddaya waiting for?!! Go here to vote –> http://undergroundgarage.com/the-coolest-songs-in-the-world-2017.html (voting ends on Saturday, December 23rd)
Originally published by: Craig Wright, November 21, 2017 on wweek.com By tackling a country- and blues-based sound for his new project, Cowboys in the Campfire, Stinson says he’s completing a cycle. From basements to stadiums and everything in between, Tommy Stinson has left his mark on venues across the world. But not every…
Following the Replacements’ manically received 2013-2015 reunion, bassist and devout Hudson resident Tommy Stinson reactivated his 1990s band Bash & Pop for the release of last January’s Anything Could Happen. This Friday, the latter unit’s second wind continues with the unveiling of a new single, “Too Late” b/w “Saturday,” a collaboration with Nicole Atkins that’s available digitally and as a limited-edition vinyl seven-inch.
Besides Stinson on lead vocals and guitar, the current lineup of Bash & Pop features lead guitarist Steve Selvidge (Hold Steady), drummer Joe Sirois (Mighty Mighty BossTones), and bassist Justin Perkins (Screeching Weasel). Singer-songwriter Atkins’s aching Americana has won unanimous raves via her fourth and most recent studio album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee.
Here, then, is the single’s bittersweet A side, “Too Late”:
“Too Late” b/w “Saturday” is out digitally and on vinyl via Fat Possum Records on November 24. Tommy Stinson’s “Cowboys in the Campfire” acoustic tour wraps up in Bakersfield, California on November 29.