Make room on those coffee tables, college-rock fans: Both The Replacements and Dinosaur Jr will be the subject of new oversized, photo-laden hardback books due to published this November, with the former compiled by the author of the recent ‘Mats oral history “All Over But the Shouting,” and the latter authorized and put together by the band itself.
Due out Nov. 15, the 160-page “The Replacements: Waxed-Up Hair and Painted Shoes — The Photographic History” collects candid and performance photos of the band from 1979 to 1991, plus “a rich repository of images snapped for alt-weeklies, fanzines, and college newspapers and which, in a pre-Internet age, never saw the light of day outside of the cities in which they were shot.”
You can get an advance look at some of the pages from the book, by “All Over But the Shouting” author Jim Walsh and Dennis Pernu, over at Minneaspolis City Pages. It will list for $30.
As for Dinosaur Jr, the band this November will publish the aptly named “Dinosaur Jr by Dinosaur Jr,” a 216-page, full-color, cloth-bound hardback featuring more than 150 photos and new interviews with current band members J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph.
The Dino Jr book, which can be pre-ordered at dinosaurjrbook.com, comes in two formats: a $60 “classic edition,” which is basically just the book, and a $350 “signature edition,” a clamshell box that includes the book and a facsimile of a Dinosaur Jr roadie’s tour diaries from 1987 and 1988, plus a pair of fine-art prints of Dinosaur Jr artwork by Maura Jasper and J Mascis.
Check out a video trailer for the Dinosaur Jr book below:
Trailer: “Dinosaur Jr by Dinosaur Jr”