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Bob Mehr: Trouble Boys – The True Story Of The Replacements

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The story of The ‘Mats, warts an’ all.

Although author Bob Mehr is clearly a dyed-in-the-wool Replacements fan – at times you can almost hear him breathless with admiration for the band and especially Westerberg’s acute songwriting chops – this latest book on a band revered by critics but the bane of most promoters and label managers’ lives is a rare insight in the machinations of four young men who brought new meaning to the phrase ‘burn out’.

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