today is Hootenanny’s birthday, it’s 30 years old

Hootenanny: how badass are you to start your second album with everyone playing the wrong instruments. youve got singer Paul Westerberg on drums. 17 year old Tommy Stinson the bassist on guitar, his older brother Bob the guitarist on bass. and drummer Chris on more guitars? Vampire Weekend would never do this.

Run it: Red light red light, run it! They aint gonna shoot, RUN IT!

Color me Impressed: the book on Westerberg is he was the poet laureate of the lonely. And with this line “everybody at your party they dont look depressed, everybody’s dressing funny – color me impressed” you see why.

and those are just the first three songs of this, the most underrated Replacements album in their discography.

happy birthday Hootenanny!