Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Here Comes A Regular by The Replacements

This week I am selecting songs that deal with the end of summer and/or the beginning of a new school year. The song of the day for August 29, 2012 is 'Here Comes A Regular' by The Replacements. This is the last song on their phenomenal 1985 release, Tim. If you're going to listen to a Replacement's album in your lifetime then my suggestion is Tim because the album features some all-out rockers like 'Bastards of Young', and some pop driven beauties like 'Kiss Me On The Bus'.

The Replacements are one of my favorite bands of all time, and Paul Westerberg, the lead singer and guitar player for The Replacements, has written some gems in his lifetime, and 'Here Comes A Regular' just might be his greatest work. The reason I selected 'Here Comes A Regular' for our end of summer/beginning of school week is because of the line in the song that goes, 'The summer's passed, it's too late to cut the grass. There ain't much to rake anyway in the fall'. 'Here Comes A Regular' is not some wishy-washy anthem about summer love or a phony rebellious high school anthem for the kids who shop at Hot Topic. 'Here Comes A Regular' is about friends that have gone away, uncertainty, and days wasted doing nothing, plus 'Here Comes A Regular' really goes somewhere that few songs can match. Enjoy.   

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