Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements

Paperback | June 6, 2017

byBob Mehr

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Based on a decade of research, hundreds of interviews, and 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 Boys was hailed as an instant classic rock biography, a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait exposing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self–destructive groups of all time.

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

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Based on a decade of research, hundreds of interviews, and 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 Boys was hailed as an instant classic rock biography, a deeply intimate and nuanced portr...

Bob Mehr is an award-winning music critic for the Gannett-owned newspaper The Commercial Appeal and a longtime contributor to MOJO magazine. He's also served as an editor, writer, and columnist for Village Voice Media, New Times Inc., and Chicago Reader. He contributed liner notes to the Grammy-winning Big Star box set Keep an Eye on t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306825368

ISBN - 13:9780306825361

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“The Replacements spent a decade of their lives making some of the most emotive rock music never to hit the mainstream. Bob Mehr has spent a decade of his life researching their story. Balancing a fan's enthusiasm with journalistic perspective, he now delivers it in richly detailed and powerfully unvarnished form. Finally, the 'Mats get the book they deserve.”—Tony Fletcher, author of Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend and A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths