By David Lindquist | Published 3:14 p.m. ET July 25, 2017 on indystar.com (Photo: Devvon Simpson photo) Bass player in the Replacements and Guns N’ Roses will bring Cowboys in the Campfire to Fountain Square Musical trends come and go, but Tommy Stinson plans to stick with melody and power intersecting at the…
By Wayne Bledsoe, USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee | Published 12:00 p.m. ET July 20, 2017 on knoxnews.com (Photo: Devvon Simpson photo) In 1978, Tommy Stinson joined his older brothers band. Tommy was only 11 years old, but the group, which later became known as The Replacements, needed a bass player. Not long afterward,…
By By Steve Wildsmith email@example.com | Published Jul 19, 2017 on thedailytimes.com Tommy Stinson (left) and Chip Roberts are Cowboys in the Campfire, and they’ll perform at Magnolia Records in Knoxville on Sunday. Courtesy of Devvon Simpson It says a great deal about the temperament of bass player Tommy Stinson that in the…
By Jeffrey Lee Puckett , @JLeePuckett | Published 7:00 a.m. ET July 18, 2017 on courier-journal.com Tommy Stinson entered the world of rock ‘n’ roll at age 11 when he was given a bass by his older brother, Bob, who was trying to keep him out of trouble. Whether that worked or not…
By Scott Tady | July 15, 2017 PITTSBURGH — Tommy Stinson served as the bassist and emotional spark plug for one of alternative rock’s most admired bands, The Replacements, before starting an 18-year stretch with Guns N’ Roses. Tommy Stinson, left, and guitar partner Chip Roberts compose the duo Cowboys in The Campfire, performing…
By Ed Masley | July 11, 2017 “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…
Expanded reissue of Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns n’ Roses) and company’s debut!
When The Replacements called it quits in 1991, Tommy Stinson missed playing in a band with great chemistry and who all shared the same vision. He recruited then Replacements drummer Steve Foley, Foley’s brother Kevin, and Steve Brantseg to form Bash & Pop.
Recorded with Producer Don Smith (Cracker, Keith Richards, John Hiatt) and with help from Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, Americana icon Greg Leisz, Wire Train’s Jeff Trott, and more, the band’s debut album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, arrived in January of 1993. It combined stellar performances and a renewed energy, something many felt the last few Replacements records were missing.
Friday Night Is Killing Me returns on the heels of this year’s new Bash & Pop album and tour. (The band will be heading out with The Psychedelic Furs across the U.S. this Summer/Fall.) In addition to the original 11 track release, an 18 track bonus disc adds rare singles and B-sides, their contribution to the soundtrack of the 1994 film Clerks, and a whopping 15 previously unissued performances. The packaging contains photos and a new essay from Bob Mehr, author of the acclaimed best-seller Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements.
While many are discovering Bash & Pop for the first time on their current tour, and via their new release, the time is right to reintroduce the record that started it all—Friday Night Is Killing Me.
Friday Night Is Killing Me Expanded Reissue Tracklist
1. Never Aim To Please 2. Hang Ups 3. Loose Ends 4. One More Time 5. Tickled To Tears 6. Nothing 7. Fast & Hard 8. Friday Night (Is Killing Me) 9. He Means It 10. Tiny Pieces 11. First Steps
1. Never Aim To Please (Home Demo) * 2. First Ups (Home Demo) * 3. Hang Ups (Home Demo) * 4. Tiny Pieces (Home Demo) * 5. Situation 6. Harboring A Fugitive 7. Making Me Sick 8. Nothing (Alternate Version) * 9. One More Time (Alternate Version) * 10. He Means It (Alternate Version) * 11. Loose Ends (Alternate Version) * 12. Hang Ups (Alternate Version) * 13. Tickled To Tears (Alternate Version) * 14. Fast & Hard (Alternate Version) * 15. Friday Night (Is Killing Me) (Alternate Version) * 16. Tiny Pieces (Alternate Version) * 17. Never Aim To Please (Alternate Version) * 18. Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace (Instrumental) * * Previously Unissued
Tommy Stinson‘s post-Replacements band Bash & Pop returned this year with Anything Could Happen (on Fat Possum), the loooong-awaited followup to their 1993 debut Friday Night Is Killing Me. On September 8, Friday Night Is Killing Me will receive an expanded reissue via Omnivore Recordings. The reissue will have 18 bonus tracks, photos, and new liner notes by Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements author Bob Mehr. The reissue was produced by the Replacements’ former manager Peter Jesperson and Omnivore’s Cheryl Pawelsk. One of the bonus tracks, a home demo of “Never Aim To Please,” premieres in this post. Here’s what Peter Jesperson tells us about it:
A home recording that is a true harbinger. Both a sign-post and a statement of intent from Tommy Stinson in the wake of the Replacements break-up. It heralds the start of his solo career and reeks of defiance and determination.
Stream the song and check out the album artwork and tracklist below.
By Tom Murray | June 22, 2017 There’s a great quote from legendary Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson in regards to Tommy Stinson of alt-rockers Bash & Pop. “I want to say this about Tommy. Some people say that Keith Richards is the embodiment of rock ‘n roll. Well, I know ’em both,…
The idea that rock ‘n’ roll can be a life-saving force has become a bit of tired cliché. But that adage has always seemed to legitimately apply to Tommy Stinson. At the age of 11, young Tommy was enlisted by his older half-brother, the late Bob Stinson, to play bass guitar in The Replacements, derailing…
From Bob Mehr: “Looks like I’ll be jumping on Jonesy’s Jukebox this afternoon. We’ll probably discuss the Replacements, pie ‘n’ mash, and many other fings. Show is on from noon to 2 p.m. pacific. You can listen live at 955klos.com or download the podcast later.” LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Always a blast hanging with King…
If you think Tommy Stinson has been part of your musical life for much if not all of it, imagine how he must feel. Hell, he’s been doing this since he was a 10-year-old kid growing up in Minneapolis, banging away in the garage on his bass with his brother and friends, a group…
Happy pride day from Hudson, NY! Get ready Cleveland, here we come. Even if I have to play a friggin’ kazoo!
See ya soon!
The legendary Replacements bassist has reformed his other old band, Bash & Pop, and chats to us about their return Tommy: “I don’t carry the weight of pressure of having been the songwriter of The Replacements. I get to do what I want.” As both a founding (and crucial) member of The Replacements and core…
hello my peeps!!
we got chip roberts in the house for some cowboys in the campfire rehearsals today!!!! yeehaw! we’re looking forward to having a hoot with ya’ll in july! we’re also gonna start recording a cowboys in the campfire record tomorrow morning and will be playing some of the fruits of our labors on our upcoming tour so get ready! saddle up, and we’ll see ya real soon!!
p.s.stay tuned for more updates as we’ll be dropping infos on the socials almost regularly. well…. ya know? kinda.
Originally Published on: AtlantaAuditoryAssociation.com
Bash & Pop delivered a stellar set of tunes at the EARL
Tuesday nights are not necessarily the ideal night to spend an evening out, especially if you have work, school, a kid or a myriad of other reasons to not stay out too late. This Tuesday night was that rare night when you throw all caution to the wind and ignore your responsibilities. Tommy Stinson (yes that Tommy Stinson) brought his post Replacements’ band Bash & Pop to Atlanta for a night of tunes at the EARL.
Originally Published on: DallasObserver.com
by: Jeff Strowe I May 24, 2017
During Tommy Stinson’s career as musician, he’s played onstage with a wide variety of acts, from Soul Asylum to Guns N’ Roses.
He’s even played alongside politicians: On a recent trip to Richmond, Va., U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a former vice-presidential accompanied Stinson on harmonica for a few bluegrass standards. Kaine, it turns out, is a big Replacements fan.
“The dude can really play,” Stinson says, calling the Dallas Observer from a tour stop in Atlanta.
It’s hard to capture lightning – or, in Tommy Stinson’s case, the party – in a bottle. The Replacements were that party. Boy, were they. But truly great parties like this are magical things. They just happen, and there’s only so much you can do to force it. And poor Stinson has been chasing it for a long time.
Originally Published on: CreativeLoafing.com
BASH & POP
Tommy Stinson was bassist in the post-alternative rock heroes the Replacements from the band’s 1979 start to its 1991 breakup. For Bash & Pop, Stinson moved over to guitar and lead vocals, and though he put together a band and released 1993’s Friday Night is Killing Me, the band broke up the following year. Stinson eventually went on to — of all things — Guns N’ Roses. At the same time, he took part in a Replacements reunion….
Originally Published on: AtlantaAuditoryAssociation.com
by: Chris Martin I May 21, 2017
As the bad mojo of another Monday slowly exits your corporeal abode maybe a little live music on Tuesday night can help expedite the eviction process. While Atlanta has a multitude of live venues, each with their own peculiarities, the EARL has always been one of the best. This Tuesday night they once again demonstrate their booking acumen by bringing the phenomenal Bash + Pop to the stage.
Originally Published on: commercialappeal.com
by: Bob Mehr, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee
Tommy Stinson knows a thing or two about bands.
At the tender age of 12 he helped found alternative rock icons the Replacements, playing with them for a dozen years. Later, he would serve as Axl Rose’s musical lieutenant in the revamped Guns N’ Roses for 18 years, as well as manning the bass for Soul Asylum off and on for a decade. In between Stinson fronted his own outfits, Bash & Pop and Perfect. Roughly speaking, Stinson has spent 80 percent of his 50 years on earth playing in a rock and roll group of one kind of another.
“Dude … when you put it like that it sounds terrifying,” laughs Stinson.
Originally Published on: nocountryfornewnashville.com
by: Philip Obenschain
Following the 1991 disbandment of punk greats the Replacements (who briefly returned a few years back, before fizzling out once more in 2015), and several years before his near two-decade tenure in Guns ‘N Roses (which only came to an end when the group’s classic lineup mounted a reunion last year), the great Tommy Stinson briefly fronted a pop rock project called Bash & Pop, whose debut album, 1993’s Friday Night Is Killing Me, came in the middle of their all too short two-year run. Stinson, better known as a bassist in his bigger bands, though an adept vocalist and guitarist in his own right, would go on to form similar and also short-lived project Perfect right after, before the GnR gig and some intermittent solo albums.
Originally Published on: nashvillescene.com
By SABY REYES-KULKARNI
Far too often, there’s a fine line between workmanlike and dull, but that is most certainly not the case with Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more energetic brand of hard-charging, meat-and-potatoes rock ’n’ roll than what Stinson delivers with the new incarnation of Bash & Pop. Stinson didn’t achieve the band chemistry he was striving for when he first formed Bash & Pop in 1992 after The Replacements’ (first) demise, but this time, the 50-year-old spark plug hits the bullseye. Stinson’s latest bandmates — Hold Steady gunslinger Steve Selvidge, Mighty Mighty Bosstones drummer Joe Sirois and bassist Justin “Carl” Perkins — match his energy while also keeping him grounded. Even when the music starts to go off the rails, it never quite falls apart — no small feat, especially under the weight of Stinson’s legend. But Bash & Pop makes it look easy, both shrugging off and honoring the past with irresistible verve.
Originally Published on: brooklynvegan.com
Tommy Stinson‘s post-Replacements band BASH & POP began their BrooklynVegan-presented tour earlier this week, in support of their first album in 25 years, Anything Could Happen (on Fat Possum Records).
The tour lands in NYC on Thursday (5/18) at The Bell House. That show will be opened by Sebadoh’s Jason Loewenstein (and his band) and Bird of Youth, plus Maggie Vail (of Bangs and Hurry Up, sister of Bikini Kill’s Tobi Vail) as the DJ for the evening under the name DJ Magic Beans.
Originally published on: do617.com
Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) joined Tim Gagnon (Allston Pudding) for an extended interview on politics, jamming with Tim Kaine and his newly resurrected band Bash and Pop who play Middle East Downstairs on Tuesday with special guests Goddamn Draculas and Me in Capris.
5/16 – Cambridge MA at Middle East
5/18 – Brooklyn NY at Bell House
5/19 – Washington DC at Songbryd
5/20 – Richmond VA at The Camel
5/22 – Orlando FL at The Social
5/23 – Atlanta GA at The Earl
5/24 – Nashville TN at The High Watt
5/25 – Memphis TN Hi-Tone Café
5/26 – Dallas TX at Club Dada
5/27 – Austin TX at Barracuda
Orginially posted on apessimistisneverdisappointed.com Thursday, January 19, 2017 On The Rocks: A Look At The Brash New Album From Bash And Pop (Tommy Stinson Of The Replacements) I simply cannot resist sharing a Tommy Stinson anecdote on the occasion of the release of the fab new Bash and Pop album, the sharp and blistering…
Bash & Pop: Anything Could Happen Written By Hal Horowitz // January 18, 2017 There wasn’t much that screamed “instant classic” back in 1992 when ex-Replacement Tommy Stinson unleashed his appropriately named Bash & Pop band’s debut Friday Night is Killing Me. The solid batch of ragged rockers mixed the Replacements’ wiry attitude with a…
Originally posted on aquariumdrunkard.com Bash & Pop :: Anything Could Happen 26 years ago, when the Replacements called it quits the first time, it was hard to know what to expect from any of the individual members. For a brief moment though, it was Tommy Stinson who looked like he might best carry the…
From: Rollingstone.com By Daniel Kreps In September, Replacements and Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson revealed that he had revived his Bash & Pop project for their first new album since 1993. Stinson has now unleashed “On the Rocks,” the brash first single from that upcoming LP Anything Could Happen, in the form of a…
From austin360.com by Peter Blackstock Former Replacements/ Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson’s short-lived but reunited Bash & Pop and 1990s Austin power-pop hitmakers Fastball are among nearly 150 new additions to the lineup of the 31st annual South by Southwest Music Festival, which is set for March 13-19, 2017. Read More
Jesse Malin originals and The Rolling Stones’ “Goats Head Soup” with all-star line-up! *All Proceeds Benefit The Natty B. Positive Panther wheelchair fund! 12/10 – The Bowery Ballroom – NY, NY TICKETS: http://ticketf.ly/2d9lmXg w/ Tommy Stinson’s Campfire Cowboys, Don DiLego & The Touristas, Walter Schreifels, Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady), Richard Bacchus & more…
Just Announced!!! A very special performance of The Heartbreakers’ #LAMF with Walter Lure ( The Heartbreakers), Clem Burke (Blondie), Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) and Wayne Kramer (MC5) with very special guest performers. TUES NOV 15 8pm Show—> SOLD OUT! WED NOV 16 8pm Show—> http://tktwb.tw/2cXDmGZ WED NOV 16 10pm Show—> http://tktwb.tw/2cXDN4h 4th L.A.M.F.…
Photo by Ben Kaye From: consequenceofsound.net by Collin Brennan on September 22, 2016, 10:50am Bassist Tommy Stinson formed his Bash & Pop project in the wake of The Replacements’ 1991 breakup. The band released only one album, 1993’s Friday Night Is Killing Me, before Stinson moved on to focus on other projects, including two solo…
Photo by Steve Cohen From Rolling Stone: By Kory Grow Tommy Stinson has reassembled his band Bash and Pop, which he played in between stints in the Replacements and Guns N’ Roses in the early Nineties. The group plans on putting out a new album early next year entitled Anything Could Happen. It will be…
Photo by Steve Cohen From Fat Possum Records: They’re releasing a new album and reissuing their debut When The Replacements ended their 33-show reunion tour in June 2015, founding bassist Tommy Stinson walked away with his head held high. Armed with a pocketful of new songs and a clean slate, he holed up at his…
From Pitchfork.com by Sheldon Pearce | Associate Staff Writer They’re releasing a new album and reissuing their debut The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson has reformed Bash & Pop, the band he started when the Replacements broke up in 1991. The reformed band includes Chip Roberts (one-400’s), Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars,…
Head on over to Daytrotter to get a unique take on four songs from One Man Mutiny that Tommy recorded down in Austin during SXSW last March. Featuring Emily Jane Roberts on vocals, Chip Roberts on slide guitar & lap steel, Tim “Schwingo” Schweiger on guitar, Marc Solomon on guitar & bass, and Jon Phillip…