By Bob Mehr
Trouble Boys is the 1st definitive, no-holds-barred biography of 1 of the final great bands of the 20th century: The Replacements.
With complete participation from reclusive singer and leader songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist slender Dunlap, and the family members of past due band co-founder Bob Stinson, writer Bob Mehr is ready to inform the genuine tale of this hugely influential team, shooting their chaotic, tragic trip from the basements of Minneapolis to rock legend. Drawing on years of study and entry to the band's files at Twin/Tone files and Warner Bros. Mehr additionally discovers formerly unrevealed info from those within the group's internal circle, together with family members, managers, musical acquaintances and collaborators.
"The destruction. the quantity. The cruelty. The appeal. The songs. The songs. The songs. To dwell on the subject of Paul Westerberg’s fabric used to be to be lifted…then bent via it. The songs have been that reliable. Mehr exhibits us that nobody, Westerberg incorporated, knew fairly what to do with all of it. It used to be underrated, puffed up, obsessed over, ignored—never whatever within the center. yet someplace among the Replacements’ course of destruction, epic yet eventually empty, and the wonder and honesty of Westerberg’s writing, there has been a band, a band whose tale has for too lengthy remained unknown and unknowable. This publication will get us nearer than we’ve ever been. Mehr brings us one of many nice American rock ‘n’ roll tales and all of the harm that got here with it.”— Warren Zanes, writer of Petty: The Biography and Revolutions in Sound: Warner Bros. documents — the 1st Fifty Years