When The Replacements ended their 33-show reunion tour in June 2015, founding bassist Tommy Stinson walked away with his head held high. Armed with a pocketful of new songs and a clean slate, he holed up in his home studio in Hudson, NY and played solo tour dates with a group of A+ players/friends backing him. Over the next year and a half they pieced together a brand new record entitled Anything Could Happen. The only logical thing to do at this point was to reanimate Bash & Pop, the band he started immediately following The Replacements first split in 1991.
The project's debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me, was originally issued in 1993, a record which featured the blazing cuts "Loose Ends" and "Fast and Hard" and which Tommy explains as, "...rootsy, very rock n' roll." When you listen to a Tommy Stinson record, under any moniker, you're hearing rock n' roll done by a lifer, someone who has literally spent three-fourths of his time on this earth touring and making music. If you subscribe to the theory that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery in any field, Tommy Stinson has done that, many times over.
Sire/Reprise is pleased to release the band's seminal debut album on vinyl for the first time ever in January 2017!