Label: Sire - W2-25557 • Format: CD Album, Club Edition • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
The album was acclaimed by music critics. Pleased to Meet Me is the only album recorded by the band as a trio. After their previous album Timguitarist Bob Stinson either was kicked out of the band I Dont Know - The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me for problems with drugs and alcohol, though most of the other Replacements also had serious substance abuse problems at the time or quit on his own volition due to creative differences.
The band recorded We are fine - Long-hair Discharge - Hope remains Ltd Digi CD demos for this album in Augustwhile Bob Stinson was still in the band; however he only showed up for one recording session. The main recording sessions for the album took place at Ardent Studios in Memphis between November and Januaryunder the supervision of producer Jim Dickinson.
Guitarist Bob "Slim" Dunlap joined the band The Magnificent - DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Magnificent after the recording sessions. While the punk roots of the group were still apparent on Timby Pleased to Meet Me they were there more in spirit as the band delved into other genres, such as soul and cocktail jazz, alongside tracks featuring their customary hard rocking sound. Perhaps due to the album's recording in soul music center Memphis, Tennesseeor the influence of producer Jim Dickinsonthe band augmented its sound with saxophone on the tracks "I Don't Know" and "Nightclub Jitters" and a horn section on "Can't Hardly Wait", which features Big Star vocalist Alex Chilton on guitar.
A music video was made for "The Ledge", but it was banned from airplay on MTV due I Dont Know - The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me its lyrical content about suicide. The album's cover art mocks the band's transition from young punks to successful musicians with a major record deal, depicting a handshake between one person clad in a suit, starched white shirt, glitzy watch and diamond ring and the other wearing a ripped workshirt.
Westerburg was the man in the ripped shirt, but his face was not shown in the shot used on the cover. Pleased to Meet Me was acclaimed by music critics. All tracks are written by Paul Westerbergexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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