Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements by Bob MehrTrouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements by Bob Mehr

Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements

byBob Mehr

Paperback | June 6, 2017

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Based on a decade of research and reporting--as well as access to the Replacements' key principals, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson--author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive rock 'n' roll bands of all time.

Beginning with riveting revelations about the Replacements' troubled early years, Trouble Boys follows the group as they rise within the early '80s American underground. It uncovers the darker truths behind the band's legendary drinking, showing how their addictions first came to define them, and then nearly destroyed them.

A roaring road adventure, a heartrending family drama, and a cautionary showbiz tale, Trouble Boys has deservedly been hailed as an instant classic of rock lit.
New York Times bestselling author Bob Mehr is a music critic for the USA Today Network newspaper The Commercial Appeal and a longtime contributor to MOJO magazine. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with his wife.
Title:Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The ReplacementsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306825368

ISBN - 13:9780306825361


Editorial Reviews

"Bob Mehr has given us a book, a real book, that will draw you inwhether or not you give a fig about rock 'n' roll or any world but your own."--Nick Tosches, author of Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story and Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams