Listen: Paul Westerberg gets weird again with ‘Oompa’ — latest in weekly new song series

It’s Saturday, which means time for another Paul Westerberg jam via his anonymous Soundcloud account. And, after a few weeks of increasingly conventional songs, the former Replacement veers back into left field with the oddball, and seemingly nonsensical, “Oompa.”

The 3 1/2-minute song, which also appears on Westerberg’s increasingly fleshed-out Dry Wood Garage site, follows last Saturday’s two-song surprise, when he posted the rocker “Dead Sick Of” and a cover of Hank Williams’ “Someday You’ll Call My Name.”

The week before that, Westerberg released the twangy “Feelin’ Good,” which was was preceded the previous weekend by “Got It Made,” which features synths and simple drum-machine beat, and, the week before that, “Hawk Ripping at Your Throat,” a raw, somewhat atonal guitar track.

The new Westerberg solo material comes amid the announcement of an archival live album from The Replacements that was recorded in 1986 and which will be released this October.

Check out the latest new song below.






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  • Well Paul we never met. I shot the hand of Tommy Stetson UNDER tHE MARFA LIGHTS last year when he came thru – cowboys in the capfire. Hope you are well. Do a solo tour. drive safe. Keep some new strings on that thing. And floss. Peace and vegetables. Stu Ruch – Champaign.

  • stuart s

    Is that Bill Nye the Science Guy?



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