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How The Replacements Straddled A Fine Line Between Fame And Failure09:53

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The Replacements remain one of rock's best-loved bands. But they also lived up to the title of a biography released this year — "Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements."

"Opportunity disregarded," is the way author Bob Mehr (@bobmehr) describes the band's career, which started when they formed in Minneapolis in 1979 and ended when the broke up in 1991.

Here & Now's Alex Ashlock spoke with Mehr in March at Ardent Studios in Memphis, where the Replacements recorded one of their albums, "Pleased To Meet Me."


Alex Ashlock Producer/Director, Here & Now
Before joining Here & Now in fall 2005, Alex Ashlock served nearly eight years as senior producer of WBUR's Morning Edition.


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