Thursday, August 10, 2006

Banthas of Young



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Tim by the Replacements. Sloppier and poppier. This was their last with founding guitarist Bob Stinson, who exited the group in another one of those cloudy "did he quit or get fired?" rock n' roll moments. Bob didn't accomplish much post-Mats; he basically just floundered around with a few other Minneapolis-based bands until his untimely death in 1995. His legacy of hot licks and inebriated fun lives on, though, in the form of a bench dedicated to his memory in the city's Lake of the Isles park.


- The line "gimme one good dose of thunder" is heard in "Dose of Thunder" as R2-D2 is shot by the Jawa.

- C-3PO and R2-D2 are seen sitting aboard the sandcrawler right before the robot auction, wondering what will happen next, as the line "if being afraid is a crime, we hang side by side" is heard in "Swingin' Party."


Again I say weak.

I thought I had a picture of Bob's bench I could put here, but clearly I don't. Maybe tomorrow.


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