Amy Rose Spiegel was 22 when she wrote this story at Buzzfeed, about going to see the Replacements during their reunion tour in 2013.
She was a one year old when the Mats broke up originally, and grew up and into a fan who never expected to get a chance to see them live. But then she did.
Along the way she has some observations about teens and musical passion and the Mats, as well as the way music imprints on teens and how teen taste reflects teen values, that seem to fit here.
Spiegel prefers the introspective songs, by the way, which in the piece seems a little sadly stereotyped. But fortunately she will put up with the noisy ones, because they matter to her, even if she doesn’t like them as much.
Good piece, wonderful band.
I was listening to my shuffle the other day and “Unsatisfied” came blasting through and I actually thought that the Mats, among others, are another band that has been overlooked on the site.