Who am I?

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    Who am I?

    I was the frontman for one of the more critically appreciated "punk" bands (though we never liked that label) of the 1980s. I wasn't in the original lineup, but I lied to the lead singer and told him the others didn't want him anymore. You'd never guess it from our on-stage shenanigans and constant boozing, but our first gig was a church basement.

    The critics loved us -- one called us "the Beatles meet the Clash" -- but commercially we had little success. Though we did primarily hard-edged songs with occasionally profane lyrics, we also threw in some really pretty ballads.

    We had what you'd call a cult following. Our most famous fan was a beautiful actress who used my last name as her character's high school in probably her most famous movie.

    Our band pretty much drifted apart in the early '90s, but I embarked on a pretty successful solo career. I've done songs for movie soundtracks, including one with a Runaway.

    My wife and I have had A Wonderful Life (ever so slight hint).

    Who am I?

     
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    is the movie fast times at ridgemont high? (phoebe cates)
     
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    Paul Westerberg.

    no googling


    (the movie was "Heathers" which took place at Paul Westerberg High)

     
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    nice dude...googling isnt allowed anyway!
     
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    so funny...my cousin's best friend is producing a documentary about the replacements interviewing all sorts of people about their influence and what they meant to them personally...

    i can't BELIEVE i didn't think of him! duh.
     
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    [QUOTE]so funny...my cousin's best friend is producing a documentary about the replacements interviewing all sorts of people about their influence and what they meant to them personally... i can't BELIEVE i didn't think of him! duh.
    Posted by phsmith8[/QUOTE]

    Again, talking about lasting influence and midwestern bands, they are by far one of the most influential and one of my favorite bands of the 80s - which is strange because it seemed like hardly anyone was paying attention at the time.  They practically wrote the book on the alternative rock scene that followed them.

    I remember seeing the "Ba&tards Of Young" video on 120 Minutes and thinking, who are these guys??  I ran out and bought Tim, and then a couple of days later read an interview with Keith Richards who said The Replacements were one of his favorite newer groups.  I felt so cool....

    To this day, I can't fly on a plane without singing to myself, "you ain't nothin' but a waitress in the sky..."


     
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    Matty is the winner! As for the very last hint, his wife used to be in a band called ZuZu's Petals.

    Love the Mats ... Let it Be and All Shook Down are always in my car. (Sadly, I haven't graduated to iPod yet). Also liked Paul's solo stuff, especially Nine Songs.

    Matty, was it the Heather's reference that gave it away, or did you know before?
     
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    [QUOTE]Matty is the winner! As for the very last hint, his wife used to be in a band called ZuZu's Petals. Love the Mats ... Let it Be and All Shook Down are always in my car. (Sadly, I haven't graduated to iPod yet). Also liked Paul's solo stuff, especially Nine Songs. Matty, was it the Heather's reference that gave it away, or did you know before?
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    "the beatles meet the clash" piqued my suspicion first; the "heathers" reference nailed it...an endlessly quotable flick.

    "Whether to kill yourself or not is one of the most important decisions a teenager can make."
     
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    The Mats were awesome. I thinked they peaked with Tim... But loved them Many memorable shows. Mostly before Paul Stinson passed away
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who am I? : "the beatles meet the clash" piqued my suspicion first; the "heathers" reference nailed it...an endlessly quotable flick. "Whether to kill yourself or not is one of the most important decisions a teenager can make."
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    Oh yes, SO many classic lines. But for some reason, one of my favorites has always been ...

    Veronica: All teenagers want it to be treated like human beings and not to be experimented on like guinea pigs or patronized like bunny rabbits.
    Her father: I don't patronize bunny rabbits.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who am I? : Oh yes, SO many classic lines. But for some reason, one of my favorites has always been ... Veronica: All teenagers want it to be treated like human beings and not to be experimented on like guinea pigs or patronized like bunny rabbits. Her father: I don't patronize bunny rabbits.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    LMAO...LOVE that line!

    Of course, I also know the connection with your screen name, the film it's from, and the background music ("Within Your Reach") to one of the all-time best fadeouts in cinema.

    @leafs - to my endless regret, I never got to see them live as a band, only Paul solo...kudos....
     
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    "My teen angst has a body count"

    I was thinking ZuZu's petals, but got confused with the use of that name in the movie Ford Fairlane





    "Ashtray floors, dirty clothes, and filthy jokes"
     
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    Saw the Mats one time live and they were disappointingly awful. Of course, they were drunk as hell and couldn't remember half their songs. I remember they actually did "Free Bird," which was hilarious.

    Still one of my five favorite bands ever, however.
     
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    One time at the Channel, Westerberg was extremely drunk and  he asked if anyone in the audience could sing for him.. A guy stepped in and wasn't half bad. Paul Stinson stripped naked and continued to play the show. They were hit or miss. one time they put on a great show (with Slim Dunlap on guitar) at the Orpheum. the backup band that night was "The Connels" who were tremendous as well.
     

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