The Replacements dig up classic-era gig for ‘For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986’ album

Rhino Records today announced it will release a live double album recorded by the beloved original lineup of The Replacements, a fabled February 1986 show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J., that found the band blasting through a 29-song set of album tracks, B-sides and covers.

The release, For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986, had been hinted at on the band’s Facebook page for the last week or so. The album will be released Oct. 6 as a 2CD and 2LP set, as well as digital download and streaming. It’s the band’s first live album since 1985’s cassette-only The Shit Hits the Fans.

According to Rhino’s announcement of the album:

The show at Maxwell’s would prove to be one of the last great performances by the four original members of the Replacements, a much beloved line-up including Bob Stinson on guitar, before his departure from the band in 1986. The songs they played spanned the band’s entire history while giving prominence to new material from Tim, including “Bastards Of Young,” “Left Of The Dial” and “Kiss Me On The Bus.” Mixed in were favorites like “I Will Dare” from Let It Be (1984) and “Color Me Impressed” from Hootenanny (1983). But it was songs from the band’s first album — Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash (1981) — that seemed to summon their best on furious versions of “Takin’ A Ride” and “I’m In Trouble.”

The show was recorded on a 24-track mobile studio at the time, but never released. The master tapes sat in Warner Music’s vaults until 2007, when they were given a “proper mix,” though it would take another 10 years before the live set would see release.

Replacements biographer Bob Mehr writes in the album’s liner notes:

“Now, a decade later, and more than 30 years after the original concert, Replacements For Sale finally offers high-fidelity proof of the peculiar alchemy and unadulterated majesty of one of rock and roll’s greatest bands.”

Head over to Rolling Stone to hear the premiere of the live version of “Can’t Hardly Wait,” and see the full For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 tracklist below.

 

Tracklist: The Replacements, For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986

Disc 1
1. “Hayday”
2. “Color Me Impressed”
3. “Dose Of Thunder”
4. “Fox On The Run”
5. “Hold My Life”
6. “I Will Dare”
7. “Favorite Thing”
8. “Unsatisfied”
9. “Can’t Hardly Wait”
10. “Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out”
11. “Takin’ A Ride”
12. “Bastards Of Young”
13. “Kiss Me On The Bus”
14. “Black Diamond”

Disc 2

1. “Johnny’s Gonna Die”
2. “Otto”
3. “I’m In Trouble”
4. “Left Of The Dial”
5. “God Damn Job”
6. “Answering Machine”
7. “Waitress In The Sky”
8. “Take Me Down To The Hospital”
9. “Gary’s Got A Boner”
10. “If Only You Were Lonely”
11. “Baby Strange”
12. “Hitchin’ A Ride”
13. “Nowhere Man”
14. “Go”
15. “Fuck School”

 

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4 Comments

  • Scott Stalcup

    Why do I get the feeling most hardcore fans have a copy of this already, if not something similar? I think I have this on a boot called Simply Unacceptable.

     
  • Simply unacceptable is another soundboard show from. July 1, 1985, 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN. You are indeed correct that the Maxwells show has been booted though. It was released under the name Murder at Maxwells.

     
    • Scott Stalcup

      Fair enough. They all run together at my age. Thanks for sorting that out.

       
  • Cool, but I’ll probably forget about it until it’s actually released three months from now.

     
 

 

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