Songs For Slim EP
Commercial 12" (on Red Vinyl)
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 a limited edition 10-inch EP to launch the Songs For Slim series in January 2013, the first new Replacements release since 1990's All Shook Down.
This is the 12-inch red vinyl commercial version (same songs as the 10" version but no deluxe packaging) and was released on April 16, 2013.
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
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...