Album of the Day
For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986
The Replacements were notoriously uneven as a live band – some nights they were a drunken mess, on others utterly transcendent - FOR SALE: LIVE AT MAXWELL'S 1986 captures the quartet on a particularly good night. The sole official live album by the band other than the cassette-only THE SHIT HITS THE FANS, the double-disc set was cut with a 24-track mobile studio set up at the Hoboken, NJ club, and the pristine recording captures one of the last great performances by the four original members. The fiery 29-song concert featured tracks from all of the band’s albums to date (leaning heavily on such new TIM songs as “Bastards Of Young,” “Left Of The Dial” and “Kiss Me On The Bus”) along with B-sides and covers. FOR SALE: LIVE AT MAXWELL'S 1986 arrives in stores today just in time for bassist Tommy Stinson's birthday, and it's an essential look at one of rock and roll’s greatest bands.