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The Replacements — I Will Dare
Album: Let It Be
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Released: 1984
Length: 3:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
How young are you
How old am I
Let's count the rings
Around my eye

How smart are you
How dumb am I
Don't count any
Of my advice

Oh, meet me anyplace or anywhere or anytime
Now I don't care, meet me tonight
If you will dare, I might dare

Call me on Thursday, if you will
Or call me on Wednesday, better still
Ain't lost yet, so I gotta be the winner
Fingernails and cigarettes, a lousy dinner
Young, are you?

Meet me anyplace or anywhere or anytime
Now, I don't care, meet me tonight
If you will dare, I will dare

Meet me anyplace or anywhere or anytime
Now, I don't care, meet me tonight
If you will dare, I will dare

How young are you?
How old am I?
Let's count the rings
Around my eyes

How smart are you?
How smart are you?
How dumb am I?

Meet me anyplace or anywhere or anytime
Now, I don't care, meet me tonight
If you will dare, I will dare

Meet me anyplace or anywhere or anytime
Now, I don't care, meet me tonight
If you will dare, I will dare
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 KitKatKeno wrote:
Anybody hearing The Beatle's "I'm Only Sleeping" in this?
 
No
Great song on a great album!  Thanks RP.

Interesting article on some Twin Cities landmarks wrt The Mats.  One of which is the house on the album cover. 

https://www.thecurrent.org/fea...
Anybody hearing The Beatle's "I'm Only Sleeping" in this?
Most excellent album. Play more.
And solo Westerberg  for some nice pop.
This song makes me impossibly happy - and that's saying quite a bit!
 BuzzPete wrote:
No kidding.  I still have a few audio cassettes of Weasel shows. The disappointment I felt the first time I heard WHFS was no longer was huge.

kwink wrote:


Brother... I was a junior in whitman.. driving home 12 midnight.. windows down... WHFS was the best..

 
Then you were probs listening to Aqua man doing 11 at 11 with Catherine hangin' around...later, maybe some Damien. Gawd I miss that station! 

 

That's what I'm talking about. Life bops on down the street, regardless of wretched days/anniversaries. Hopefully this one will help folk find what they are looking for. 
Weasel was one of the greats!  WHSF was the kind of station that Bill would have loved I bet.

No kidding.  I still have a few audio cassettes of Weasel shows. The disappointment I felt the first time I heard WHFS was no longer was huge.

kwink wrote:


Brother... I was a junior in whitman.. driving home 12 midnight.. windows down... WHFS was the best..

 


 chinaski wrote:
Ah the memories of Weasel introducing this song on WHFS in Bethesda Md. all those years ago.

 
Brother... I was a junior in whitman.. driving home 12 midnight.. windows down... WHFS was the best..
Soooo long since I have heard this little gem...{#Bananajam}
"How young are you? How old am I? Let's count the rings around my eyes." Has to be one of my all-time favorite lyrics! 
Ah the memories of Weasel introducing this song on WHFS in Bethesda Md. all those years ago.
Love this!!
Wow, cool retro rock groove set this morning... Polecats from '83, this gem from '84; takes me back to living on The Hill; Party Times!
The first song on a crackin album.  Makes me jump around in my seat looking forward to the rest of it.
Such a breath of fresh air when I first grabbed the vinyl and cranked it up - just because of the ballsiness of the album title, and someone had told me that they were good.

Saw them a couple of times, but that was always disappointing. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, it sounds exactly like it, especially that guitar riff and the tempo.  Call Yoko's lawyers at once!

 
And that part where they hit a note and play music and stuff, same!
 Nala wrote:
John Lennon called, he wants his melody from "I'm only sleeping" back

 
Yeah, it sounds exactly like it, especially that guitar riff and the tempo.  Call Yoko's lawyers at once!  :- ∫
Had forgotten this song from the days when it got a lot of airplay. In retrospect always liked The Replacements but never realized that the various tracks I liked were from the same damned band. Oh ye tricksy Replacements. Off to buy the album. 
 Xstar wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}

 

All of the above.


One of The 'Mats best songs for sure.  
 Xstar wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}

 
Yup!
{#Dance} 
 treatment_bound wrote:
I never thought I'd see this, but 265.75 MONTHS LATER, THEY"RE BACK!!
Well, half of 'em anyway...

https://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/08/25/replacements-riot-fest-setlist-video-photos/

 

Oh Yeah! and The Suburbs too!
I never thought I'd see this, but 265.75 MONTHS LATER, THEY'RE BACK!!
Well, half of 'em anyway...

https://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/08/25/replacements-riot-fest-setlist-video-photos/
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Gary's got a boner.

LongGoneDaddy wrote:
love each other so, closer than ya know....androgynous
 


John Lennon called, he wants his melody from "I'm only sleeping" back
love each other so, closer than ya know....androgynous
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}
awesome
This just doesn't do it for me. Sorry. Like the Replacements, but not this song so much.
Great band, great song, great sound.
 dthickey wrote:


Have you heard Westerberg's Ten Songs.  Talk about inconsistent.  Grandaddy is a brilliant solo but ten songs is awful.  But god I love them.  When the "mats" (as in the "placemats" a local joke at the time) played in San Diego in the early 80s they did a legendary show and end up up at a friends house for a house party and ended up screaming at the moon on the lawn and passed out on the couches.  And I missed it because of a pressing personal issue. 
 
You're 4 songs light on your album title. 

I recently listened to this again, and yes, it's wildly inconsistent, but there's some decent stuff on here, and I surely would not call it AWFUL...


Westerberg
 treatment_bound wrote:

Damn right they were consistent!  Name another band that got so much great press every time they put out a new record and sold so few albums.

 

Have you heard Westerberg's Ten Songs.  Talk about inconsistent.  Grandaddy is a brilliant solo but ten songs is awful.  But god I love them.  When the "mats" (as in the "placemats" a local joke at the time) played in San Diego in the early 80s they did a legendary show and end up up at a friends house for a house party and ended up screaming at the moon on the lawn and passed out on the couches.  And I missed it because of a pressing personal issue. 
gawdamn. awesome.
 rickhoran wrote:


I wouldn't call their live performances consistent. they were probably the most erratic band i had ever seen, some of the best shows i've ever seen and some of the most horrible shows i've ever seen. it depended on how the alcohol interacted with their minds and bodies that night.

 

There's no mass appeal

Carton's asleep at the wheel

Yesterday's trash

Too bored to thrash




 treatment_bound wrote:

Damn right they were consistent!  Name another band that got so much great press every time they put out a new record and sold so few albums.

 

I wouldn't call their live performances consistent. they were probably the most erratic band i had ever seen, some of the best shows i've ever seen and some of the most horrible shows i've ever seen. it depended on how the alcohol interacted with their minds and bodies that night.

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I know what you mean but did you just say the Replacements were consistent?
 


 
Damn right they were consistent!  Name another band that got so much great press every time they put out a new record and sold so few albums.

 paulmack wrote:


I love this band, too, but I have never felt Paul Westerberg's solo stuff had the same consistency - some great occasional songs, in my mind, but never got me like the band as a whole, sadly.
 
I know what you mean but did you just say the Replacements were consistent?
 


 copymonkey wrote:

'Mats rule. Also worth checking out, any of Westerberg's solo stuff, and surprisingly, Chris Mars' (the drummer) had a couple of really good solo discs too.


 

I love this band, too, but I have never felt Paul Westerberg's solo stuff had the same consistency - some great occasional songs, in my mind, but never got me like the band as a whole, sadly.
 iscoot4peace wrote:
Oh hell YEAH!  what a song to end a Monday on!
 

And what a song to start a Friday with!
Oh hell YEAH!  what a song to end a Monday on!
 RadioDoc wrote:
They were great on a good night.  Sometimes even better on a bad night.

It takes a lot of talent to play this sloppy and still sound tight. 

 
You've got that right, RadioDoc. They were one of the best live bands I ever saw, drunk or sober. Long live The 'Mats! {#Wave}

'Mats rule. Also worth checking out, any of Westerberg's solo stuff, and surprisingly, Chris Mars' (the drummer) had a couple of really good solo discs too.


Love this song. It's in my workout songs in my ipod. I never get tired of it.
 Pharlap wrote:
They sound like (on a good night) they must've been great live. What a song!
  They were great on a good night.  Sometimes even better on a bad night.

It takes a lot of talent to play this sloppy and still sound tight. 

Hullo, boys, where ya been?
my favorite band of all time. as a group and individual releases. except tommy stinson with guns and roses. but.. anything to make money.
Yeah! Good college memories with this disc.
They sound like (on a good night) they must've been great live. What a song!
Perfect, bright and lovely - one of a handful of perfect pop songs!
kevin36 wrote:
It's a "Not Joke"! Been taking lessons with Borat?
Would that make it a Not Not Joke? (sorry, trekhead, I just wandered into your domain) :wink: Certainly likeable, anyway. Nice album title, too.
More 'Mats and Westerberg, less Elvis Costello.
Always fun, always welcome, always uplifting!
is this where Spoon gets their sound? I like both bands, by the way...
Minneapolis bands are the best!!
:guitarist: just brilliant!
I absolutely adore this song! Time to chair dance! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
MJB wrote:
Lyrics are dazzling...........NOT
It's a "Not Joke"! Been taking lessons with Borat?
Lyrics are dazzling...........NOT
YEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
rjs wrote:
Right on! More, More, More!!!
Here, Here! BTW, The 'Mats "Best Of" CD is now out! A good place to start for those who don't know about them, and another way for us diehards to contribute to Paul's IRA.
A great toe-tapper! Would love to hear this one in the rotation more.
This one is a classic. As a general rule I hate bandwagons of all stripes, but I am a devoted and diehard 'Mats fan.
Westerberg and the Stinsons were great! fun fun fun!
Proof that ALL 80's music doesn't suck. An EASY 10 for me.
:cool:
stevebeaver wrote:
:guitarist: :drummer: :guitarist: Awesome! More 'Mats! More Westerberg!
Right on! More, More, More!!!
It's such a sweet, sweet love song - my favourite Replacements song... :cool:
Love this song. When I was in high school, there was a radio station out of Westcon University in CT called WXCI. It was an old-school alternative station (before grunge), playing Replacements, DB's and Pet Shop Boys before they got big, etc. This song always takes me back to those days, but doesn't feel dated.
Pete Buck of REM on the mandolin. I'm trying to get over the Replacements fixation I had in my 20s and 30s, but it's not easy. They were a great, great band.
This is one of the greatest songs of the 80s by the best songwriter of the last 20 years - Paul Westerberg.
who said the 80s were a barren wasteland musically? this is flippin great!
A fondly remembered anthem from my high school days. Excellent excellent excellent!
this was my favorite album in 8th grade, it sounds just as great now. super!
first heard this song in high school....ahhh, such heady days :)
elrod wrote:
Ahhh...happy flashback to younger days. It still wears well.
My exact sentiments. And I remember hearing this on the radio, when mainstream stations still put a few hours aside for alternative (meaning quality) music.
Ahhh...happy flashback to younger days. It still wears well.
most any Replacements song (esp. this one) = 10
The Paul Westerberg's band...Yeaaahhh!!! Anywheeeere is better than here... It sounds a bit Glam and I love this!!!
How cool! I uploaded this a couple of years ago, but it was rejected. Guess Bill changed his mind. They also played my Jeff Black song early tonight. DO I feel the love or what? :)
AliGator wrote:
W00t! Thanks to whoever uploaded this one!
your welcome.
Ooops! Now I have to explain why I was bouncing up and down at work. Again. :jump: Love this album!
my favorite song of theirs, I think! :) :jump:
YEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAA!!! I was just about to switch the volume down and try to work-- Yea Bill a gem from one of the bast pop rock albums of all time
WOO HOO! I saw the Replacements in a Chapel Hill NC dive when this was new. Westerberg introduced the song by saying "this is one you're supposed to like."
pilgrim wrote:
a no-brainer-9 :nodhead:
Damn is that the truth! Recorded and played fast, an early glipse of great things to come!
a no-brainer-9 :yes:
:guitarist: :drummer: :guitarist: Awesome! More 'Mats! More Westerberg!
W00t! Thanks to whoever uploaded this one!