There is no other American rock band that was this criminally under appreciated and overlooked by the public and misunderstood by their record label. They brought the rawk like nobody's business, invoking a combination of the Stones, The Faces, The Sex Pistols, and that drunk homeless busker that you almost tipped but didn't (dick!).
click here to read the Replacements story if you:
1) haven't (shame!)
2) need a refresher
3) just want to mentally baste again in their greatness
OK kids, it's like this......if you've minimally experienced the "Mats" (that's what the cool kids call them), go purchase/download/torrent/steal one of the "Holy Trinity" of Mat's albums.
In order of greatness:
1) Let It Be
3) Pleased to Meet Me
LISTEN with minimum interference from your girlfriend, wife, one-night-stand, escort, masseuse, goat, roommate, buddy, parents, pets, pastor, boss, fortune-teller, dealer or real estate agent.
Get drunk, or angry, or lonely, or despondent, or broke, or heartbroken, or happy, or lackadaisical, or any combination of the above and you will get it!