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.
Bash & Pop are touring with the Psychedelic Furs this fall, including shows at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater on 10/7, Long Island’s Paramount on 10/21, and Brooklyn’s Warsaw on 10/22 (tickets).
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