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[Live MP3s] The Replacements at Riot Fest Toronto

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 3 Comments

I’ve got plenty to say about Sunday’s sold out, yes-it-really-happened Replacements reunion up in Toronto, and about my whole incredible Riot Fest weekend trip, but the words are still bouncing around my brain and my notepad. I’ve overdosed on reviews, photos, recaps, and YouTube videos in the days since the show, so I’m going to let it all sink in a bit more before I share a proper write-up of my own.

Until then, though, here’s my recording of the ‘Mats first set in 22 years. My audio is a very different beast from the two I’ve seen/heard shared so far (MFS / Scudder). What it definitely lacks in depth, it may make up in clarity. My not-so-pro microphone grabs the high-end, but not a ton of low, so while you can hear the kick drum and Tommy’s playing, it’s not quite as woofy. I’ll let your ears be the judge, though.

Stop back in a few days for my thoughts on the show, when I’ll be doing a giveaway that fellow ‘Mats fans will surely dig. Enjoy…

The Replacements

Live at Riot Fest
At Fort York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
On Sunday, August 25th, 2013

[ Download all 24 tracks in one .ZIP file ]

01. Intro (banter)
02. Takin’ A Ride [ YouTube ]
03. I’m in Trouble
04. Favorite Thing [ YouTube ]
05. Hangin’ Downtown [ YouTube ]
06. Color Me Impressed [ YouTube ]
07. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out / Third Stone From The Sun (Hendrix)
08. Kiss Me On The Bus [ YouTube ]
09. Androgynous [ YouTube ]
10. Achin’ to Be [ YouTube ]
11. I Will Dare
12. Love You Till Friday / Maybellene (Chuck Berry)
13. Merry Go Round [ YouTube ]
14. Wake Up
15. Borstal Breakout (Sham 69)
16. Little Mascara [ YouTube ]
17. Left of the Dial [ YouTube ]
18. Alex Chilton [ YouTube ]
19. Swingin’ Party
20. Can’t Hardly Wait
21. Bastards of Young [ YouTube ]

22. Paul’s Habs Jersey (banter)
23. Everything’s Coming Up Roses [ YouTube ]
24. I.O.U.

Live sets recorded with a Sony ECM-719 mic into a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc, converted to .wav, edited using Soundforge, and made available as 256kbps MP3s.

Stream any and all ‘Nac-hosted Mp3s at the Hype Machine.


3 Responses to “[Live MP3s] The Replacements at Riot Fest Toronto”

  1. Otto Maddox
    August 30th, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    Fantastic share! So good to hear them putting out the spirit of long ago. Rock bands are starting to feel like quaint antiquities, but this feels so needed and relevant today.

  2. Mark
    October 6th, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    THanks for this. I was there too!
    Hope you booed along with me at the HABS uniform! LOL. Amazing show!

  3. Boston Guitar Lessons
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:57 am

    Holy crap that is quite the set list there. Must have been an amazing show.

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