Dylan Thomas

Shouting back at history


Jim Walsh is first to tell Replacements’ story

Early on in Jim Walsh’s new book about the Replacements, Minneapolis writer Bill Tuomala recalls the night in East Grand Forks in 1984 he first saw the Minneapolis rockers perform.

“Lord, were they horrible,” Tuomala said, remembering butchered covers of The Who and Johnny Cash. “Drunk, sloppy, and inept. We hated them.”


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