Posts Tagged ‘1st avenue’

Hurra Torpedo – Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

claims to be "the world’s leading kitchen appliance rock group," and, really, who can argue? rose to prominence on the strength of the following 1995 performance of Bonnie Tyler‘s . (The stirring of the pot at the beginning of the song–brilliant!)

Here’s another version; this time, with kids!

And that was a scence from the mockumentary movie which was sponsored by and is part of their viral marketing campaign for the . Here’s the trailer:

Hurra Torpedo on Monday, fifteen bucks at the door.

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The Replacements Videos

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

, the great Minneapolis band of the early 80s, have a new Best Of compilation () out today that includes two new singles.

You can listen to the new album online because is streaming ( or or ) it for free.

about the album and them as well.

Check out for some high-res photos of the band and watch some video of at .

for some MP3s of a 2004 Paul Westerberg show at The Pantages.

Finally this bit of trivia from the cute and infamous Minnesota shoplifter, , comes from a :

" is the most amazing piece of literature ever. It’s one of those things that you take out and read every year. Dan Waters told me that he listened to the Replacements and the Cocteau Twins while he wrote Heathers. You can tell that when you read the script. It becomes really obvious…I wonder if Paul Westerberg ever saw Heathers. God, the Replacements are so great."

The movie is set at Westerburg High and many of the lines from the movie are taken from Mats songs.

This playlist consists of music videos for both The Replacements and Paul Westerberg as well as two sets worth of live music from a 1981 show at ‘s 7th Street Entry:

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