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TaTa Toothy
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Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?



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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
REM
Long Ryders
Beat Farmers
Blasters
Smithereens
Silos


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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
I don't know who was bigger during the actual time period

As far as influence and popularity with later generations, it's the Smiths and it's not even close


TFTC
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
REM or Replacements....

they were my Beatles and Stones growing up...

those two, along with Husker Du and Pixies would help shape/influence the best American music for the next 3 decades..
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The Seaward
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
Both are great, but I’ll go with Pixies.
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The Spleen
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
The Smiths, The Pretenders, and REM.


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Vandyrone
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
The Smiths and Pixies.


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FightinTigersDammit
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
The Cars


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JumpingTheShark
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
I like the smiths better but they’re both awesome


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CaptainPanic
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
The Smiths>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Replacements.

Cmon bræh


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LoneStarTiger
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
PSA

The Replacements - For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986 is available today


tigers1956
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
The psychedelic furs and echo and the bunnymen ...were my favorites


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bobby_3_sticks
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
Pixies. Smiths were better than the replacements. REM and Cure were amazing too.


TFTC
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
quote:

The Replacements - For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986


Have you listened to it yet?


LoneStarTiger
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
quote:



Have you listened to it yet?


listening now


TFTC
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
gimme an update when done..


LoneStarTiger
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
I think it's pretty damn good


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Perfect Circle
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Citronelle, Alabama
Member since Sep 2017
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
1982-1986, University of South Alabama alternative scene favorite bands:
REM
The Cure
The Smiths
New Order
Joy Division (finally broke during this time though the band transitioned to New Order by 1980)
Gang of Four
Echo and the Bunnymen
Guadalcanal Diary
Psychedelic Furs
Aztec Camera
Husker Du


Local favorite: Will and the Bushmen


Smiths over Replacements, no contest.


parrotdr
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
No love for Squeeze out there?


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Hetfield
Louisiana Tech Fan
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Were The Replacements the best band of the 80's or The Smiths?
Pixies. Smiths were better than the replacements. REM and Cure were amazing too.
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This. The amount of influence the Pixies had on the generation behind them was unreal.


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