“Rockin’ the Suburbs” hosts Patrick Foster, left, and Jim Lenahan, right, flank Tommy Stinson
We’re thrilled today to debut a new partnership with the excellent “Rockin’ the Suburbs” podcast that will bring exclusive, uncut versions of their interviews with musicians of the ’80s college rock era to Slicing Up Eyeballs for your listening pleasure. And who better to inaugurate the whole thing than Tommy Stinson of The Replacements and Bash & Pop.
Below, you’ll find a roughly 20-minute interview with Stinson conducted by “Rockin’ the Suburbs” hosts Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan last week at the Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe in Washington, D.C., where Bash & Pop was playing a show that night.
In the interview, Stinson talks about re-activating Bash & Pop — which earlier this year released its second album, Anything Could Happen — following the end of the Replacements reunion, as well as jamming with Tim Kaine and working with Axl Rose in Guns ‘N Roses.
For ‘Mats fans, he offers an update on Slim Dunlap’s health, and talks about the half-hearted attempt to record a new Replacements album with Paul Westerberg (“I think Paul just doesn’t, I think his thing is he just doesn’t want to have to compete with the legacy.”)
An edited version of this interview, mixed with music clips and commentary, will be available as a “Rockin’ the Suburbs” episode in June. The podcast, new episodes of which are posted each weekday, features commentary and occasional interviews by two self-described middle-aged guys who lived through the college rock era and can’t shake their music obsession.
For “Rockin’ the Suburbs” back episodes and links to subscribe, visit suburbspod.com.
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