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Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash
Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Full Title - Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash. Remastered reissue of their angry 1981 debut album. Restless Records. 2002.


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All Artists: Replacements
Title: Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Twintone
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018777376228, 035058102321, 035058812312, 018777376266


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Full Title - Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash. Remastered reissue of their angry 1981 debut album. Restless Records. 2002.

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The soundtrack of my high-school life.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now that I'm 30, have a wife, son, mortgage, and sad excuse for a career, I never thought that I'd pull this one out of the collection. I pictured being old and gray when my grandchildren would bring it to me in my wheelchair and I'd fondly recall the days when "alternative" meant alternative and you had to seek this music out, not turn on the radio. I've been listening to this CD (I've still got the LP, too!) all summer (mostly in the garage, at my wife's insistence). From the first Stinson-powered attack on "Takin' A Ride" to the last chord of "Raised In the City", it continues to be, at least for me, almost a time capsule. This was one of the most listened-to albums of my high school days. For those of you who have only been exposed to the 'Mats through their later efforts (post-Stinson), you're really missing the essence of one of the bands who inadvertently shaped the rock sound of today's "alternative" bands. Bass player Tommy Stinson was 14 years old when he and his brother Bob (guitar), Chris Mars (drums), and Paul Westerberg (vocals, guitar) made "Sorry Ma...". I saw them in a seedy little club in Indianapolis performing on a stage barely big enough for Mars' drum set to fit on and it remains one the most vivid shows in memory. The album itself is fast, in-your-face, 3-chord noise, nothing else. But as they say in the industry, it's got a "hook". Paul's lyrics make him one of the best songwriters noone knows about, even on this first album. My grandkids will have to get their own copy of "Sorry Ma.." because I'll have worn mine out, and that's a lot of plays for a CD."
A Classic Post-Punk Text
I.M. | Manhattan Beach, California United States | 04/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When this came out, Rolling Stone took a moment to turn away fromarticles about Jann Weiner's 60's party pals to give this amazing disc three of five stars, asking "Who knows if they'll make any more albums? And who cares?" The Replacements went on to become a booze soaked sonic legend. And now people only read Rolling Stone to ogle the cover phots of Britney Spears.
It's all there in "Sorry Ma" -- the hooks, the clever lyrics, the Westbergian angst, long before it turned into post-Replacements self-pity and general crappiness. With the rest of the band (fueled by the late flamethower lead guitarmaster Bob Stinson) compelling him to rock, Paul did. And how.
They took punk and made it relevant to suburban kids who didn't feel like dressing all in black -- "Customer" has more truth in its 68 seconds than a crateful of "real" punk. "Kick Your Door" down is a straight ahead rocker that hits you in the gut; "Shiftless When Idle" is a powerpop marvel. "I Hate Music" is a sonic declaration of war on pretense. The only weakness is "Johnny's Gonna Die," lauded by most, but actually embodying Paul's worst musical instincts. The rest of the band propbably let it in in exchange for Paul kicking butt on the rest of the album.
You cannot understand or experience American post-punk pop without "Sorry Ma..." Rolling Stone be damned."
Sufing on Post Punks Gravestone
S Furness | Watertown, MA United States | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't even try to say this is a punk album! Please! Punk issimple, basic, Primal scream. This album is shear beauty in it'spost-punk ethos. The Replacements expanded the punk formula even further in the Mat's second album "Stink", but this album is the best "First album" in history. "Customer" was the first Mats song I ever heard. It was back in 81 and I was 80 miles away from MPLS. down in farm country and straining to hear on my new Pioneer Stereo with the big antenna on the roof trying to pick up anything other than country and western (Yes both kinds of music) OK, you say it's a great "Punk" album but so what! Well then there is the song "Johnny's gonna die" and you know the Mat's are headed for super cala fraga greatness, not just post-punk greatness. So Put Sorry, Ma on and also sample Stink, Hootenanny, LET IT BE (The Greatest), and Tim. And Hell, Pleased and All Shook aren't bad either. Simply the best Band of all time, no questions. Ya the Beatles are a close second but the passion and pure midwestern American thing just isn't there in the Beatles case. So fly to Europe and you can say the Beatles were the greatest. OK? The Replacements Rule! God Bless America!"