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May 8, 1989 | RICHARD CROMELIN
The debate about whether the Replacements should get serious like a great rock 'n' roll band or keep fooling around like a great rock 'n' roll band has pretty much run its course. But if straightening up was the foregone decision, Friday's Hollywood Palladium concert showed that it doesn't mean dulling out. How dull could a panorama of brilliant Paul Westerberg songs delivered with hurtling, headlong intensity by a guitar rock 'n' roll group with a pure vision and youthful unruliness be?
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June 29, 1987 | RICHARD CROMELIN
"Is there a drummer in the house?" How'd you like to be the drummer in a band and hear your lead singer make that crack after the show's first song? It didn't seem to faze the Replacements' Chris Mars Friday at the Variety Arts Center. He obviously knows how to deal with the wit of Paul Westerberg, so he kept leaving the stage and letting the drummer from the opening band take over. The Replacements, clearly, are still untamed, even after making it through a second LP for a major record company.
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November 10, 1985 | RICHARD CROMELIN
"TIM." The Replacements. Sire. Followers of the Replacements figured that the rambunctious quartet's signing with major-label Sire Records would lead to some colossal test of independent vs. corporate wills. Would the Minnesota mavericks sneak into the board room and give hotfoots to the directors? Would the button-down businessmen lobotomize the wild impulses of the underground heroes? There's no evidence of any such face-offs on the Replacements' big-league debut.
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April 21, 2014 | By Kari Howard
In the past few days at Coachella, there's been a lot of writhing and hip-pumping (deliberately avoiding the word that starts with T and rhymes with working). I've seen people standing so still, it's as if they're on a high that's left them feeling like they'll shatter if they take one step. And that was all just onstage. PHOTOS: Weekend 2 | Weekend 1 The range was so striking, I decided to rank some of these artists on the movement spectrum. Ranked from least action to most, they are: 10. Paul Westerberg of the Replacements.  First, this was one of my top two acts of the weekend - so fans, control your outrage, please.
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May 8, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
The Replacements have matured to the point where their live shows hardly ever collapse into drunken tantrums anymore, but that doesn't mean they have outgrown their capacity for chaos. There were times during their concert Saturday night at UC Irvine's Crawford Hall when the rock band from Minneapolis sounded like a loud, formless, lurching ball of confusion--drums thumping stiffly, guitars scraping and blaring at cross purposes and singer Paul Westerberg barking with all the melodiousness of an overexcited basset hound.
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April 19, 2014 | By Todd Martens
"We're the world's greatest Replacements cover band," Paul Westerberg cracked as his band took the stage Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He may have been joking, but there was more than a little truth to his remark, in part because Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong would arrive a few songs later and take over vocal duties.  On the first day of the second weekend of the desert festival, a number of the marquee acts were seeking to recapture the magic of days gone by, including headliners Outkast.
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May 5, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
There were several mundane but pressing questions facing Paul Westerberg as he sat in a hotel room in Phoenix earlier this week. What was he going to do about the headache that had been bothering him since he got up? And where was he going to get a clean shirt to wear, now that everything he had packed for the road was all grubby? And would either of the above be resolved before he had to go off with the three other members of the Replacements for a promotional visit to a local radio station?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1991 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
P aul Westerberg is a rock star worth believing in, though it's taken him almost a decade to accept it himself. As leader of the Replacements, he wrote tuneful tales in the '80s about insecurities and desires with the intensity and insight of a young Pete Townshend. Yet the raw, raspy singer was the victim of his insecurities--leaving the widely acclaimed cult favorite unable to follow through on industry predictions of mainstream success.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1993
Paul Westerberg's concerts at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday and at Spreckels Theatre in San Diego on Monday have been postponed due to a back injury suffered by the singer during a show last week. The shows are expected to be rescheduled for late December. Tickets for the postponed concerts will be honored on the new dates.
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