Listen to The Replacements rock the living hell out of UPenn's Houston Hall in 1986 - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Man oh man are we thankful for Philebrity’s righteous Noontime Nuggets feature, because it’s got us slamming around the house this Sunday morning to this vintage recording of The Only Band That Matters: U.S. Edition (The Replacements) playing Philly.

The gig in question took place 30 years ago on the 6th of February as Westerberg, Stinson, Stinson and Mars toured in support of their 1985 record Tim. It’s a brutally loud audience recording that captures the energy of the room in the best way imaginable – and the chaos is all the more entertaining for being set in the stately Huston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

The setlist is 27 god dang songs packed into an hour and fifteen minutes, from “Tommy Gets his Tonsils Out” to “Take Me Down To the Hospital,” with a half dozen covers of The Ramones (“I Don’t Want You”), Chuck Berry (“Maybelline”) and more.

As the folks at Philebs said, “Thirty years on and this show still sounds as solid as it must have to attendees back then.”

Show audio and setlist below, via YouTube and The Replacements Live Archive Project. Tommy Stinson plays the XPoNential Music Festival on Friday, July 22nd; tickets and more information can be found here.

01. I Will Dare
02. Favorite Thing
03. God Damn Job
04. Color Me Impressed
05. Can’t Hardly Wait
06. Mr. Whirly
07. Lookin For Ya
08. Unsatisfied
09. I’m In Trouble
10. I Don’t Want You (Ramones)
11. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
12. Waitress In The Sky
13. Kiss Me On The Bus
14. Black Diamond
15. Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley)
16. Answering Machine
17. Maybelline (Chuck Berry)
18. Hold My Life
19. Johnny’s Gonna Die
20. Sixteen Blue
21. Bastards Of Young
22. Go
23. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo (Rick Derringer)
24. Ramble On (Led Zeppelin)
25. Kids Don’t Follow
26. Yeah Yeah (Revillos)
27. Take Me Down To The Hospital

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