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The Replacements - Tim

Artist:The Replacements

Length:36min 59sec

Recorded:Nicollet Studios



Labels:Sire Records



Producers:Tommy Ramone

Categories:1985 Albums · Album · Major Label Debut Albums · Sire Records Albums · The Replacements Albums

The Replacements - Tim

Tim is an album released in October 1985 on Sire Records by the alternative rock band The Replacements.

It was their first major label release.

It was also the last album made by the original line-up of the band: guitarist Bob Stinson was kicked out of the band shortly after the album's release.

Tim's mainstream commercial success, like its predecessors, was moderate at best, despite the critical acclaim it garnered.

Stylistically, the album shows Paul Westerberg's diverse influences, including Alex Chilton's Big Star on "Hold My Life", Roy Orbison and Duane Eddy on "Swingin' Party" and Chuck Berry and Nick Lowe on "Kiss Me on the Bus".

Lyrically, the album is typical of Westerberg's style.

The songs are an assortment of alienated narratives from a motley crew of low-lifes and losers, often tragically unable to function as responsible adults.

The song, "Can't Hardly Wait", was originally recorded for Tim, but was not included in the release.

It appears later on Pleased to Meet Me with one of the original guitar parts changed to a horn part.

Like its predecessor, Let It Be, Tim was highly praised by many critics upon its release.

Tim placed 136th on Rolling Stone's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and it ranked #4 in the Alternative Press list of the Top 99 albums of 1985-1995 Along with Let It Be, it is one of two Replacements albums to receive the full five stars from Allmusic.

The album also contains the song "Bastards of Young", which was given a now famous black & white video, consisting of single unbroken shot of a speaker.

At the end of the song, the speaker is kicked in by the person who was listening to the song.

Similar videos were also made for "Hold My Life" and "Left of the Dial" (minus the speaker-bashing).

The band performed "Bastards of Young" and "Kiss Me on the Bus" on Saturday Night Live on January 18 1986.

It was the most television exposure the band had received up to that time, but the band's behavior on the show, including swearing during the broadcast, resulted in a lifetime ban from Saturday Night Live.

However, Westerberg would later perform on the show as a solo artist.

The album peaked at #183 on the Billboard Music Chart's Top 200.

The album was remastered and reissued by Rhino Entertainment on September 23, 2008 with 6 additional tracks.
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