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All Shook Down

All Shook Down is the final album by the band The Replacements, released on September 25, 1990 (see 1990 in music).

This album was originally intended to be band leader Paul Westerberg's solo artist debut. As a result of its initial intent, All Shook Down is marked by numerous session, side and journeyman-musicians, supplemented by the three other 'Mats themselves. It should be noted that with the exception of the acoustic rave-up, "Attitude", the entire band does not perform together on any of the other songs. The album is a more sober (in more ways than one, as Westerberg was in the midst of quitting drinking during production) and low-key effort, along the lines of Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells A Story album. The basis of most of the tunes lie in the acoustic guitar, with electric guitar fills here and there to add coloring. As always, Westerberg's signature word-play figures heavily into the lyrics.

The band issued promotional-only singles for "Merry Go Round", "Someone Take The Wheel", "When It Began" and "Happy Town".

Chris Mars left the band in November 1990 (his last appearance as a Replacement being in the "Merry Go Round" video) and Steve Foley filled in on drums for the six-month All Shook Down Tour of 1991. The band were nominated for the Best Alternative Video and Best Special Effects categories at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards for the claymation/live action music video for "When It Began". The band played its last show on Independence Day, July 4th 1991.

The album was remastered and reissued by Rhino Entertainment on September 23, 2008 with 11 additional tracks.

Track listing

All songs written by Paul Westerberg except as indicated.

  1. "Merry Go Round" – 3:29
  2. "One Wink at a Time" – 3:02
  3. "Nobody" – 3:06
  4. "Bent Out of Shape" – 3:42
  5. "Sadly Beautiful" – 3:09
  6. "Someone Take the Wheel" – 3:37
  7. "When It Began" – 3:07
  8. "All Shook Down" – 3:16
  9. "Attitude" – 2:43
  10. "Happy Town" – 2:54
  11. "Torture" – 1:51
  12. "My Little Problem" – 4:09
  13. "The Last" – 2:54

2008 CD reissue bonus tracks

  1. "When It Began (Demo Version)" - 2:47
  2. "Kissin' In Action (Demo Version)" - 2:27
  3. "Someone Take the Wheel (Demo Version)" – 3:37
  4. "Attitude (Demo Version)" – 2:54
  5. "Happy Town (Demo Version)" – 2:40
  6. "Tiny Paper Plane (Demo)" - 2:08
  7. "Sadly Beautiful (Demo)" – 3:15
  8. "My Little Problem (Alternate Version)" – 3:39
  9. "Ought To Get Love" - 3:04
  10. "Satellite" (Tommy Stinson) - 3:39
  11. "Kissin' In Action" - 3:35
  12. Tracks 14-20 are studio demos.
  13. Track 21 is an alternate take.
  14. Tracks 22-24 are from the promo EP "Don't Sell or Buy, It's Crap".

References in pop culture

The album is mentioned in the song "Picture in the Paper" by The New Amsterdams, off of the album Para Toda Vida.

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