Tommy Stinson began to learn to play the bass at age 11 and has had a very busy career since forming his first band, Dogbreath, with older brother Bob Stinson on guitar and Chris Mars on drums. That band, with the addition of singer, guitarist and songwriter Paul Westerberg, became The Replacements. The Minneapolis-based band…
Looking for official Replacements gear? Check out the new web store: thereplacementsofficial.com There’s a limited supply, mostly ladies shirts & hats (for now) as we’re offering the last bit of merch from the “Back By Unpopular Demand” tour. Get ’em while you can!
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Las buenas noticias que nos trae Tommy Stinson Por un lado están las “Bad news” que es una los temas del segundo disco de Bash & Pop (“Anything could happen”) y una de las piezas que tocó en la g.a.t.o. para la posteridad y por otro las buenas nuevas de que sigue la febril hiperactividad…
Tommy Stinson nos visita en noviembre Noticias 02-10-2019 A pesar de que el mundo del Rock’n’Roll se está quedando sin leyendas, algunas siguen pisando muy fuerte. A Tommy Stinson le ayuda que empezó a pisar muy fuerte a los 12 años. Como bajista de los legendarios Replacements, Tommy se crió en antros y…
While the Rock’n’Roll world keeps running out of legends, some are stomping along. With Tommy Stinson, it helped that he started stomping at 12 years old.
As bassist for the legendary Replacements, Tommy grew up in dive bars and theater backstages, 3 a.m. house parties and 3 p.m. major label office meetings. So when his first band broke up, he was at the age when most people just formed their first band, but packing the experiences of a liver-transplanted vet.
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From RollingStone.com – originally published on February 5, 2019 by: Brandon Kahn The Lemonheads Release New Song From Covers Album, Announce Spring Tour Replacements’ Tommy Stinson will provide support for the band’s 2019 trek The Lemonheads announced they will tour North America this spring in support of their upcoming covers album, Varshons 2, which comes…
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NOV 5 – Election Eve Get Out The Vote Rally in Richmond, VA
7 PM – John R Tucker High School
2910 N Parham Rd Henrico, VA 23294
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Tommy will Join Jesse Malin + Other Special Guests for Joe Strummer Tribute 8/25/18 at the Bowery Ballroom NYC
BUY TICKETS Really excited for this night Rasta s !! – more greats just added above to the bill and more wild surprises to come keep the PMA Music for memory – is a great charity thx to all who supported last year. #loveittolife#musicformemory#unkajeff#strummerfoundatio#photobybobgruen# A post shared by Jesse Malin (@jesse_malin) on Jun 12, 2018…
SAT, MAY 5:
GAME ONE “Safe at Home” Benefit
Hudson Brewing Company – 99 South 3rd Street
Hudson, New York 12534
Starts at: Noon
Performing: Elvis Perkins, Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire, Brian Dewan, Chops and Sauerkraut, Magic Stones, Rebecca Borrer + Special Guests!
*Suggested min. donation of $15 At the Door. NO PRE-SALES!
SAT, MAY 12:
GAME TWO “Safe at Home” Benefit
Helsinki Hudson – 405 Columbia St.
Hudson, New York 12534
Starts at: 5pm
Performing: Alejandro Escovedo, Elvis Perkins, Jesse Malin, Bash & Pop, Dust Bowl Faeries + Special Guests & Silent Auction
General Admission – $25 Donation / Reserved Seating: $35 Donation
Former Replacement takes it down a notch for acoustic in-store performance
There is a fair argument that the only bands worth a damn are the Rolling Stones and the Replacements. I can see the point, and I’m not going to disagree. Hence the excitement at catching the latter’s former teenage bass player Tommy Stinson at my neighborhood record store.
Stinson has long since carved out a post-Mats career for himself with the likes of little bands like Guns N’ Roses and Soul Asylum, as well as his own gigs with Bash & Pop and as a solo artist. This time around, he is touring as Cowboys in the Campfire with fellow guitarist Chip Roberts. These shows have traditionally been low-key affairs, skipping the club scene for everything from record stores and cafes to the South Philly Van Club and a Texas ranch normally reserved for weddings. That approach hints at how rock ‘n’ roll you can expect it to get. It is two dudes well over 40, Stinson playing acoustic and Roberts playing electric, casually traipsing through the sort of songs you write with friends while sitting around a literal campfire: warm, convivial, maybe even a little sappy, but a hell of a lot of fun. (Don’t miss it).
Used Kids Records
7 p.m. Monday, March 26
2500 Summit St., North Campus
Tommy Stinson & Chip Roberts’ Cowboys in the Campfire
10 p.m. Friday, Siberia Lounge (2227 St. Claude Ave.), tickets at the door
Tommy Stinson earned his rock ‘n’ roll bona fides as the bassist in the Replacements, the scrappy Minneapolis quartet that blazed a boozy trail in the ‘80s as a garage band with a finely honed pop sense. He also served a stint as bassist and musical director for Guns ‘N Roses, before singer Axl Rose reunited with original bassist Duff McKagan. On New Year’s Eve, Stinson joined Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, the E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt and Blondie’s Clem Burke for an all-star version of the Replacements’ “Color Me Impressed” at a bar in Manhattan. Stinson is far less loud in his country-minded acoustic collaboration with guitarist Chip Roberts, a project they call Cowboys in the Campfire. They’ll hold court at Siberia on Friday.
Cowboys in the Campfire Fri. March 16 No matter your musical happy place, chances are Tommy Stinson is in there somewhere: The multi-fluent guitarist has his fingerprints on four decades as a member and/or sparring partner of The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses, Soul Asylum, Old 97’s and Bash & Pop. Cowboys in the Campfire pits…
Photo By: Devvon Simpson
Firebrand garage punk Tommy Stinson – he of both Replacements AND Guns N’ Roses ill-repute – rolled through the City Beautiful last year with his culty early-’90s project Bash & Pop, amply proving that he had lost none of the grit that made him such a unique figure in the American alternative rock landscape. Something about Orlando must have agreed with him, because he’s coming through town again almost a year later with his Cowboys in the Campfire duo with Chip Roberts. It’s the polar opposite of GNR’s stadium bloat or the reunion nostalgia circuit: a beyond low-key romp through record stores, gallery spaces and sundry nonconventional venues, where Stinson and Roberts will casually workshop new songs from a forthcoming album. This is one of two Florida shows, and you get to shop for records before and after the music. Let’s ramble, ramblers.
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By Dan Kulpa
Replacements Bassist Tommy Stinson has been on quite a roll since the band called it a day in 1991. He formed the band Bash & Pop, spent time in the short-lived, hidden gem of a band, Perfect, played bass with Guns ‘N Roses and Soul Asylum, released a pair of solo albums, and even joined Paul Westerberg in 2014 for a run of reunion shows with the Replacements. After stepping away from Guns ‘N Roses in 2016, Stinson revived Bash & Pop and released the critically acclaimed album, Anything Can Happen. Rather than follow all that up with a well-deserved extended break, Stinson hopped in the car with Chip Roberts, his ex-wife’s uncle and musical collaborator over the last ten years, to play a series of intimate shows as a stripped-down duo. Billing themselves as Cowboys in the Campfire, Stinson and Roberts have been hitting small, often non-traditional venues, including a recent stop at School Kids Records in Raleigh NC.
The current run of Cowboys In The Campfire shows have been hit with some weather-related cancellations due to a late season winter storm that covered the North East in snow, so Stinson and Roberts were as eager for the show as the dedicated fans that braved the cold rainy night in Raleigh. Prior to taking the stage, the duo milled around chatting with friends and fans… You don’t get more intimate than that! As the lights dimmed, Stinson and Roberts made their way to the stage with little fanfare. After the first song, Tommy reminded the room that they were not experiencing a standard show with a barrier and security, and he urged everyone to move up and get close and personal.
Over the course of the next hour, Cowboys in the Campfire played some emotional acoustic versions of songs culled primarily from Stinson’s solo album One Man Mutiny, that Roberts had a hand in writing, as well as some Bash & Pop material. The duo were engaging, funny, and entertaining as Hell. They chatted and joked with each other and their fans between songs, and even in the middle of a song or two. The evening’s performance was a solid mix of songs and stories that ultimately made for a fun night out with a pair of talented and laid-back musicians.
Very rarely do music fans have the opportunity to catch a musician of Tommy Stinson’s stature in such a small and intimate setting. Do yourself a favor and seek out the Cowboys in the Campfire tour, and if the duo is coming to your town make an effort to catch the show… You won’t be sorry.
“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
#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.
BASH & POP SHARE SECOND NEW SONG FEATURING NICOLE ATKINS LIMITED EDITION 7″ OUT NOVEMBER 24 ON FAT POSSUM RECORDS LISTEN TO ‘SATURDAY’ (AVAILABLE TO STREAM/PURCHASE DIGITALLY HERE) TOMMY STINSON CURRENTLY ON COWBOYS IN THE CAMPFIRE ACOUSTIC TOUR Tommy Stinson’s BASH & POP share the second of two new songs; ‘SATURDAY’, featuring a…
Originally published by: Randy Harward, November 15,2017 on cityweekly.net/utah You Can Smell ‘Em One of the many cool things about The Heavy Metal Shop is it’s not all brutality and volume. It celebrates rock ‘n’ roll in all its forms. Owner Kevin Kirk books punk bands (Dwarves) and singer-songwriters (Michael Dean Damron) for in-store performances.…
Originally published by: Kathy Flynn, November 13,2017 on californiarocker.com The Wild Honey Foundation is known for it’s cool pop shows that benefit the Autism Think Tank. They put on annual tribute shows at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and the smaller, monthly backyard shows at a private home in Eagle Rock. November’s sold-out backyard show…
Webisode #6 by Special Guest Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Cowboys in the Campfire, Bash and Pop, Guns and Roses)
Arlo talks with Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Cowboys in the Campfire, Bash and Pop, Guns and Roses)
Originally published by: Paul McBride, November 14,2017 on thebrag.com Steven Cohen Photo As a founding member of legendary alt-rock pioneers the Replacements, Tommy Stinson has cemented his place in music history and folklore, and had a hand in influencing artists as diverse as Green Day, Wilco, the Hold Steady and Lorde. Described variously as “best…
Originally published by: Rosemary Bystrak, November 13,2017 on nbcsandiego.com Tommy Stinson and Chip Roberts It wasn’t that long ago that Tommy Stinson passed through San Diego with a performance at the Casbah, but the legendary Replacements bassist is back in town with a special show at Satellite Amplifiers. Some people say it’s supposed to be…
Check out this live performance of “Too Late” “Breathing Room”, and “Never Wanted To Know” by Bash and Pop on The Chris Gethard Show.
By Izzy | Published October 9, 2017 on philthymag.com This January Tommy Stinson treated the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection to one of his most intimate local shows in ages. Instead of the mega-stages he found himself on when his legendary Replacements reunited, or those even bigger, where he played in his years…
Published October 5, 2017 By Jim Shahen Jr. on timesunion.com Rock veteran’s not ready to quit rocking From teenager in the Replacements to replacement in Guns N’ Roses and the recent resurrection of a band that’s been dormant for over two decades, it’s been a long, weird career for Tommy Stinson. Not that he minds…
By JIM CATALANO | Published September 26, 2017 on ithacajournal.com
Tommy Stinson has some unfinished business in Ithaca.
In May 2016, the ex-Replacements bassist came to the Haunt for an impromptu show — it literally was booked with less than 24 hours’ notice after a gig elsewhere fell through. But about halfway through what was becoming a great show, Stinson lost his voice and had to leave the stage for about 30 minutes. While he rallied for an encore, he wasn’t quite able to recapture the momentum of the first part of show.
Luckily, Stinson is on the road again, and Monday night he’ll bring a new version of his band Bash & Pop to the Haunt. Actually, it’s the same band — guitarist Steve Selvidge, bassist Justin Perkins and drummer Joe Sirois — as he performed with last year (minus the keyboardist), but Stinson decided to bring back the Bash & Pop moniker after releasing a great new album titled “Anything Could Happen” under that name earlier this year.
Not surprisingly, some of the songs sound like long-lost Replacements songs — and indeed, they were intended for a reunion record that never came to fruition. But Stinson doesn’t shy away from the comparisons.
“After growing up in that band, I’d be hard pressed to sound completely different unless I started making disco records,” he said in a phone interview over the weekend. “All of our stuff is gonna end up sounding somewhat like the Replacements.”
After playing bass in the Replacements and then, for 18 years, with Guns N’ Roses, Stinson is enjoying leading his own band. But he likes just about anything to do with playing music.
“It all is fun to me,” he said. “I like being a frontman, I like playing bass, just about all of it. I think my next thing will be trying to play drums with somebody, and give that a shot!”
Published September 26, 2017 on tunegroover.com | Story & photos by Gargs Allard
Bash & Pop entertained an enthusiastic crowd at the High Dive last night, led by Replacements’ bassist and co-founder Tommy Stinson.
On the momentum of their second album released at the beginning of the year, Anything Can Happen, and a just-dropped single with Nicole Atkins called “Too Late,” Stinson, 50, showed off his natural talent and rock n’ roll acumen behind a tight band that fired out numbers from said new album, and their first one, Friday Night is Killing Me.
The band sounded fresh and dynamic when they showed off their new numbers, performing songs from the latest record like “Not This Time,” “On the Rocks” and “Never Wanted to Know.” The band also played “Saturday,” a single due to be released in November with Atkins.
A cover of “The Kids Are Alright” by the Who was a welcomed surprise.
Published September 24, 2017 by Gargs Allard on tunegroover.com
On the eve of Replacements co-counder Tommy Stinson bringing his band Bash and Pop to the High Dive in Gainesville, Fla., we had a chance to talk to him about the state of his music and the state of America.
In Minnesota in 1979, 13-year-old Tommy Stinson and his 20-year-old brother Bob co-founded the Replacements along with drummer Chris Mars and finally frontman Paul Westerberg. With classic LPs such as Let it Be and Tim, the band pioneered what later came to be known as alternative rock, while largely retaining their original punk sound.
After the band broke up in 1991, Tommy Stinson started the band Bash and Pop, which comprising friends from Minneapolis, recorded the album “Friday Night is Killing Me,” and the single “Making Me Sick” for the classic film Clerks, before breaking up two years later.
Tommy’s brother Bob Stinson had left the Replacements in 1986 and sadly passed away at the age of 35 in 1995 after playing in various bands.
After Bash and Pop, Tommy went on to form the band Perfect (1995-1998) before joining Guns n’ Roses lineup as its permanent bass player for eight years (1998-2016). Tommy has also worked with Soul Asylum, made two solo albums and produced music for other musicians.
In 2016, Tommy re-formed Bash and Pop and released the LP Anything Can Happen in 2017. In 2017 he also released a duet with Nicole Atkins, “Too Late.” In November, another single with her, “Saturday Night,” is set for release.
Bash & Pop with Shehehe – Thursday, Sept. 21 @ Caledonia Lounge
Following the demise of alt-rock pioneers The Replacements in 1991, that group’s bassist, Tommy Stinson, formed the hard-rocking power-pop group Bash & Pop with the Mats’ Steve Foley and a couple other Twin Cities scene mainstays. The band released one album, 1993’s Friday Night Is Killing Me, before calling it quits. Stinson would notably go on to join Guns N’ Roses, touring with that band from 1998–2016 (and assisting in the construction of the ill-fated Chinese Democracy). After a Replacements reunion proved short-lived, Stinson announced the reformation of Bash & Pop, which released the hooky Anything Could Happen earlier this year. Local punks Shehehe open Thursday’s show.
Anything could happen.
Not only is it the very aptly titled sophomore record by Bash & Pop, but it is also fitting for the glorious absurdity of 24 years passing between releases.
“Anything Could Happen” released in January of this year nearly matched its predecessor to the date as “Friday Night is Killing Me” was released in January 1993. Anything Could happen.
“Funny shit, right?” Tommy Stinson laughed. “That is completely coincidental. I hadn’t even realized that one. I forgot that came out in January of ’93. I didn’t realize any of that. It is a co-winky-dink.”
Stinson, himself, is proof that anything could happen. In the 1980s he was the bassist for the highly influential, vastly under appreciated The Replacements. When the Minnesota four-piece eventually burned out rather than fading away, Stinson formed Bash & Pop.
Bash & Pop, the rock group formed by the Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, have announced a new 7″ single, featuring two songs produced by and featuring singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins.
Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop outfit and Nicole Atkins channel the lessons of 1960s soul balladry on “Too Late.” The track is part of a forthcoming 7-inch single due out November 24th.
Rhythm guitar and drums drive “Too Late” along the steady, lilting path of a Stax ballad. Strings flit through the background to enhance the drama of Stinson and Atkins’ weary back-and-forth. “It’s too late, cupid’s done kicking this can,” Atkins sings. “It’s too late to walk hand in hand,” agrees Stinson.
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 protected] | 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…