deer tick covers the replacements in edmonton

cant hardly wait was a song the replacements kept in their back pocket for years only playing it live after westerberg wrote it during let it be.

because you only heard it on bootlegs or in concert, one was never sure if the line was

“Jesus rides a Harley, he never works, or sweats”

or “Jesus writes beside me, he never barfs or smokes.”

thus it was a revelation when Jim Dickinson finally got them to put it on wax in nashville during the Pleased to Meet Me sessions

and mellow it out which sorta shocking – because live they rocked it out at almost twice the tempo.

but it did allow fans to hear that westerberg was saying

“Jesus rides beside me, he never buys any smokes.”

rhode island’s deer tick kicked ass with this cover.