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
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Label = Twin/Tone
Producer =
Reviews = *"Crawdaddy!" (mixed) [ link]
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"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.

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