The Songs for Slim benefit EP from The Replacements hits radio and digital outlets next week, but the first taste of the in-studio reunion landed on the web today, thanks to Pitchfork’s premiere of the new ‘Mats cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “I’m Not Sayin'” — one of four cover songs newly recorded by Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson.
An auction of limited-edition 10-inch copies of the EP last month raised more than $100,000 to help pay the medical expenses of ex-Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a debilitating stroke last year.
The EP features four songs by Westerberg and Stinson — their first ‘Mats recordings since putting down a pair of new tracks for the 2006 best-of set Don’t You Know Who I Think I Was?— as well as a single track from ex-drummer Chris Mars.
The Songs For Slim EP is out digitally March 5 and will be released as a commercial 12-inch on April 16.
STREAM: Listen to a New Track From the Replacements
Tracklist: The Replacements, Songs for Slim
1. “Busted Up” (Slim Dunlap)
2. “Radio Hook Word Hit” (Slim Dunlap)
1. “I’m Not Saying” (Gordon Lightfoot)
2. “Lost Highway” (Leon Payne)
3. “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” (Stephen Sondheim/Julie Styne)
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- The Replacements’ ‘Songs For Slim’ EP out digitally March 5, on 12-inch April 16
- The Replacements raise more than $100,000 for Slim Dunlap with reunion EP auction
- The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ EP tracklist finalized, auction expected next week
- The Replacements tease ‘Songs for Slim’ reunion EP to benefit Slim Dunlap
- Stream: ‘Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements’ — full 2-hour documentary
- The Replacements reunite to record vinyl-only covers EP, new album ‘possible’
- Free MP3: Paul Westerberg, ‘My Road Now’ — ex-Replacement’s first new song in 2 years
My god. This is amazing.
Obviously not Mars on the drums, but still, 2/3 of the Pleased to Meet Me line-up of The ‘Mats is still a very good thing for a very good cause. Please boys, stick around a little longer maybe?
Oh man! Is there anything better than Paul’s voice?
Yes, there is something better than Paul’s voice: Paul’s voice in tandem with his guitar and Tommy’s bass and backing vocals. :-)