Video, Vintage Video — May 3, 2011 at 7:18 am

Vintage Video: Watch The Replacements open for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in 1989

For our latest installment of Vintage Video, we figured we’d spotlight The Replacements, because, well… it’s always a good time to share a little ‘Mats love. In the playlist embedded above, you’ll find the full 40-minute set  of The Replacements opening for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the Orange County Speedway in Middletown, NY, on Aug. 18, 1989.

The set — posted by YouTube user Blasty — opens with an impromptu jam as Paul Westerberg does a little striptease, removing a whole bunch of jackets he happens to have on. Other highlights of the raucous set include a solo Westerberg take on “Answering Machine” that climaxes as a full-band rocker, plus covers of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and “Another Girl, Another Planet” by The Only Ones.

You can watch the whole set above, or check out individual songs at Slicing Up Video.

See the setlist for The Replacements’ 8/19/89 show after the jump…

Setlist: The Replacements, Orange County Speedway, Middletown, NY, 8/18/89

1. “Blues Jam”
2. “I.O.U.”
3. “Shooting Dirty Pool”
4. “Anywhere’s Better Than Here”
5. “I Will Dare”
6. “They’re Blind”
7. “Raw Ramp”
8. “Achin’ to Be”
9. “Another Girl, Another Planet”
10. “Answering Machine”
11. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”
12. “I’ll Be You”
13. “Bastards of Young”


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One Comment

  1. I wanted to see this tour but I think the ‘mats got kicked off before they reached Columbus, Ohio and I had no interest in seeing Tom Petty at the time.

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