The Political Implications of Things That Explode. With Guitar.
by Matt Duss
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Blogcritics list of Underrated Albums, via LGM. An additional entry that almost immediately came to my mind: All Shook Down by the Replacements. It's the Mats last record and essentially Paul Westerberg's first solo album, but the band's trademark drunken vigor makes even the mid-tempo tunes rock, something that's missing in Westerberg's later work. The lap-steel guitar work on "When We Began" is a treasure, as is the lyric
"Off with their heads, and on with my pants!"
which, given that the record was released in 1991, can also be seen as a harbinger of the Clinton years.