The Shit Hits the Fans


The Shit Hits the Fans

Infobox Album
Name = The Shit Hits the Fans
Type = live
Artist = The Replacements


Released = January 25, 1985
Recorded = November 11, 1984
Genre =
Length =
Label = Twin/Tone
Producer =
Reviews = *"Crawdaddy!" (mixed) [http://crawdaddy.wolfgangsvault.com/Article.aspx?id=1552 link]
Last album =
This album =
Next album =

"The Shit Hits the Fans" is a Twin/Tone Records (TTR 8443) cassette-only live album by The Replacements which was released January 25, 1985. It was recorded live at The Bowery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 11th, 1984. Cassette J-Card Cover Art by Chris Mars. According to the Twin/Tone website, 10,000 copies were produced, of which 9,276 sold immediately. The rest were given away as promotional copies. The source of "The Shit Hits the Fans" is a Maxell XL II-S audio cassette that was confiscated by Bill MacLeslie (who was The Replacements soundman for that tour) from a would-be bootlegger who was in the process of recording the show. It was confiscated as the band starts to play "Let It Be" (as it appears on the official release). The audio dropout heard during "Hear You Been to College" is caused by Paul Westerberg who accidentally pressed the record button on a Walkman while listening back to the master copy. If you listen closely he can be heard saying "Stop, 's' enough".

Of the twenty-four songs on the album only five songs are actually written by the band. The remaining nineteen are cover versions of songs by other artists.

The Bowery, the venue where this performance took place, was bulldozed to the ground on March 22nd, 2007.

Track listing

#"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (LLoyd Price)
#"Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus" (Robyn Hitchcock)
#"Lovelines" (Westerberg/Stinson/Stinson/Mars)
#"I'll Be There" (Berry Gordy, Jr./Bob West/Hal Davis/Willie Hutch)
#"Sixteen Blue" (Westerberg)
#"Can't Hardly Wait" (Westerberg)
#"I Will Dare" (Westerberg)
#"Hear You Been to College" (Westerberg/Stinson/Stinson/Mars)
#"Saturday Night Special" (Ed King/Ronnie Van Zant)
#"Iron Man" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward)
#"Misty Mountain Hop" (Page/Plant/Jones)
#"Heartbreaker" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant)
#"Can't Get Enough" (Mick Ralphs)
#"Jailbreak" (Phil Lynott)
#"Breakdown" (Tom Petty)
#"No More the Moon Shines on Lorena" (Alvin Pleasant Carter)
#"Merry Go Round" (Nikki Sixx)
#"Left in the Dark" (Ken Draznik)
#"Takin' Care of Business" (Randy Bachman)
#"I Will Follow" (Hewson/Evans/Clayton/Mullen)
#"Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Jagger/Richards)
#"Radio Free Europe" (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)
#"The New World" (Cervenka/Nommensen Duchac)
#"Let It Be" (Lennon/McCartney).

*With corrected song titles and songwriter listings.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Marshall Mathers LP — Studio album by Eminem Released Ma …   Wikipedia

  • The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited — EP by Metallica Rele …   Wikipedia

  • The Replacements — Жанр Панк рок Альтернативный рок Колледж рок Годы 1979–1991 …   Википедия

  • The Beatles — This article is about the band. For other uses, see The Beatles (disambiguation). Fab Four redirects here. For other uses, see Fab Four (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • The Replacements (band) — This article is about the punk rock band The Replacements. For other uses, see The Replacements. The Replacements The Replacements Background information Origin …   Wikipedia

  • The Replacements — Infobox musical artist Name = The Replacements Img capt = The Replacements in 1985, left to right: Top row: Chris Mars and Bob Stinson; Bottom row: Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = The… …   Wikipedia

  • The Replacements discography — This page lists albums, extended plays, singles and compilations by the band The Replacements, alongside their chart positions and release dates in the U.S.Albumstudio albumsLive album* The Shit Hits the Fans January 25, 1985 Twin/Tone Records… …   Wikipedia

  • The Who — at a 1975 curtain call. Left to right: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend Background information Origin …   Wikipedia

  • The Twelfth Man — (also known as The 12th Man) is the name for a series of comedy productions by Australian satirist Billy Birmingham. Birmingham, a skilled impersonator, is generally known for parodying Australian sports commentators voices. As befits the name (a …   Wikipedia

  • The Eminem Show — Studio album by Eminem Released May 28, 2002 …   Wikipedia