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  • Artist(s): Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, Bob Stinson, Chris Mars
  • Summary: The unreleased live recording of the Minneapolis rock band's concert in Hoboken, New Jersey with its original line-up (Bob Stinson would be fired toward the end of that year).
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  • Record Label: Sire
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, American Underground, Jangle Pop, College Rock
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Can't Hardly Wait
I'll write you a letter tomorrow Tonight I can't hold a pen Someone's got a stamp that I can borrow I promise not to blow the address again Lights... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Magnet
    Oct 17, 2017
    90
    There remain very few great "lost" albums. Make no mistake. This is one. [No. 147, p.59]
  2. Oct 9, 2017
    90
    Just as much as their very best studio work, For Sale is a invigorating, joyous, rollicking summation of a remarkable band on a night when they truly lived up to their legend. If you ever loved the 'Mats, you need to hear this.
  3. Oct 9, 2017
    87
    On this pristinely preserved live document, the entire underdog-comeback narrative of a Rocky movie plays out and repeats itself in recurring five-minute intervals.
  4. 80
    The performance careens from tight, frantic and professional to shambling, erratic and wobbly... basically your typical Replacements show. In that respect, this is historically important since it finds the group at arguably their most incisive and edgy.
  5. Uncut
    Oct 9, 2017
    80
    In 2017 it sounds like a revelation, not just a reminder of their glorious volatility, but also a raggedly beautiful effort that stands alongside The Replacements' best records. [Nov 2017, p.46]
  6. Mojo
    Oct 9, 2017
    80
    For Sale ratchets up the band's ever-present anxiety with a dose of on-stage adrenaline to make this the Holy Grail 'Mats fans have hankered after for decades. [Nov 2017, p.109]
  7. Oct 17, 2017
    70
    This is the Replacements at their finest and their most frustrating.

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