Songs For Slim EP
Special Limited Edition 10"
In September 2012, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reunited and entered Flowers Studio in Minneapolis (with Kevin Bowe on guitar and Peter Anderson on drums) to record Slim’s song “Busted Up.” Knocked out by the result, they roared through a few more numbers including Leon Payne's (by way of Hank Williams) "Lost Highway," Gordon Lightfoot’s (by way of Nico) “I’m Not Sayin',” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from the Broadway show Gypsy. Original Replacements drummer Chris Mars had already recorded a scorching one-man-band version of Slim’s “Radio Hook Word Hit,” so all 5 tracks were combined onto an EP to launch the Songs For Slim series.
This is the first new Replacements release since 1990's All Shook Down. Only 250 numbered 10” vinyl EPs were made and were auctioned off in January 2013.
Additional features include:
- Cover autographed by Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson & Chris Mars
- 4 glossy prints of never-before-seen band photos
- Collectors’ poster of Slim
- Print of the full Chris Mars cover painting on the inner sleeve
- Digital download card of entire EP
- 180g vinyl
1. Busted Up (Slim Dunlap)
2. Radio Hook Word Hit (Slim Dunlap)
1. I'm Not Sayin' (Gordon Lightfoot)
2. Lost Highway (Leon Payne)
3. Everything's Coming Up Roses (Stephen Sondheim/Jule Styne)
"Radio Hook Word Hit"
Produced, engineered, all vocals and instruments - Chris Mars
Recorded August 2012 at Pinebox Studios - Minneapolis
All other songs:
Paul Westerberg - vocals, guitars, piano, tamborine
Tommy Stinson - bass, backing vocals
Kevin Bowe - guitars, backing vocals
Peter Anderson - drums
Additional backing vocals on "Busted Up" - Emily and Chip (Sippy) Roberts
Produced and engineered by Ed Ackerson
Recorded September 2012 at Flowers Studios - Minneapolis
Mixed by Ed Ackerson & Tommy Stinson
Mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering - Ventura, CA
Artwork by Chris Mars
"Busted Up" originally appeared on Slim's 1st album, The Old New Me
"Radio Hook Word Hit" originally appeared on Slim's 2nd album, Times Like This
A commercial 12" red vinyl version (same tracks + download card without all of the extras) was released on April 16, 2013.
All tracks are available digitally and as part of a CD compilation of all songs + bonus tracks.
Purchase MP3s of the this release on iTunes. The songs are also available digitally on Amazon.com, Spotify, etc...