Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements by Bob Mehr

Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

byBob Mehr

Hardcover | March 1, 2016

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Based on all-new interviews and including 72 rare photos,Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacementsis the definitive boigraphy of one of the last great rock 'n' roll bands of the twentieth century. Written with the participation of the group's key members, including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of late guitarist Bob Stinson,Trouble Boysis a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait, exposing the primal factors and forces--addiction, abuse, fear--that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive bands of all time.

Based on a decade of research and reporting, hundreds of interviews (with family, friends, managers, producers, and musical colleagues), as well as full access to the Replacements' archives at Twin/Tone and Warner Bros. Records, author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio.

A roaring rock 'n' roll adventure, a heartrending family drama, and a cautionary showbiz tale,Trouble Boysis a penetrating work of biography and a major addition to the rock book canon.

About The Author

Bob Mehris an award-winning music critic for the Gannett-owned newspaperThe Commercial Appealand a longtime contributor toMOJOmagazine. He's also served as an editor, writer, and columnist for Village Voice Media, New Times Inc., andChicago Reader. He contributed liner notes to the Grammy-winning Big Star box setKeep an Eye on the Skya...
Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements
Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements

by Bob Mehr

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Title:Trouble Boys: The True Story of the ReplacementsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.62 × 6.5 × 1.5 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306818795

ISBN - 13:9780306818790

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"It is the best band biography of all time. Want to know why? First, underdog stories are an American tradition going back to our underdog story in the Revolutionary War. Second, the Replacements is the most commercially underrated band in the last 30 years...Third, there are more incredible moments here (that are too crazy to be fictional accounts) than any band ever, period."-PopMatters