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Replacements: Pleased To Meet Me

Ira Robbins, Creem, August 1987

LIKE SOME STRAY dog you find in an alley, Minneapolis's Replacements are a scruffy mongrel of a band: uncontrollable and ugly, but somehow irresistable. You sense intelligence – sensitivity, even – behind the drippy, unfocused eyes and wobbly walk, but when you reach down to pet it, the mutt-fink spins around and bites you on the leg.

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