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, taking pictures their chaotic, tragic trip from the basements of Minneapolis to rock legend. Drawing on years of study and entry to the band's documents at Twin/Tone documents and Warner Bros. Mehr additionally discovers formerly unrevealed information from those within the group's internal circle, together with relations, managers, musical neighbors and collaborators.
"The destruction. the amount. The cruelty. The attraction. The songs. The songs. The songs. To stay with regards to Paul Westerberg’s fabric used to be to be lifted…then bent by way of it. The songs have been that stable. Mehr indicates us that not anyone, Westerberg incorporated, knew rather what to do with all of it. It was once underrated, hyped up, obsessed over, ignored—never whatever within the heart. yet someplace among the Replacements’ course of destruction, epic yet finally empty, and the sweetness and honesty of Westerberg’s writing, there has been a band, a band whose tale has for too lengthy remained unknown and unknowable. This e-book 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