Anniversary of The Replacements' Bob Stinson's Death
Actually, they weren't called The Replacements yet (the band was called Dog's Breath), but some key pieces were there. Bob on guitar, Tommy on bass and Bob's friend Chris Mars on drums. Mostly, their practice sessions were an excuse to play Aerosmith and Yes covers, drink alcohol and get high. That is, until Paul Westerberg joined the group.
Westerberg had been working as a janitor, and would stop by to hang out during rehearsals. Eventually, he was invited to join the band, and he became Dog's Breath's lead singer. Although drugs and alcohol were still present, Westerberg began bringing original material to the group and stressed the importance of practicing his punk rock songs until he was satisfied. more on this story
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