Stereomono vagrant 2002 stereo included the mono cd which was credited to grandpaboy. Paul westerberg isnt going to give his music away for free, but he doesnt mind cutting a deal. Unfortunately, with declining cd sales its hard for an act to justify missing out on the growing download market. According to westerberg s manager, darren hill, the 49 cent price. Enjoy the full soundcloud experience with our free app. You could download it in some strange alien format for 49 cents, as planned, or as a regular mp3 file. The entire replacements oeuvre is currently being remastered and rereleased for those who missed the boat the first time. But it was as universal a thought as possible that he had stumbled onto something good when the twin stereomono albums were released back in 2002. Listening to the lyrics, it makes me wonder if they were forced to take down 49.
Yesterday, westerberg made available a 44minute single mp3 file of a dozenplus songs, dubbed 49, for 49 cents. Songs fade in and out, or smash into each other like cars at a demolition derby, cutting each other off and sometimes playing. Crazy thing is, this single and a simultaneously issued grandpaboy ep, whether coincidentally or nor, serve as the perfect precursor to his recent webexclusive releases, e. After barely being released, paul westerbergs excellent 49. Not only that, but it was released only on the internet, exclusively available for download in s mp3 music store. If you are into mp3s, i bet you can even download some freeware software that will let you split the. Cnets digital noise blog is frustrated with amazons download process but not with westerberg s 49.
Even in this age of internet giveaways and paywhatyouwant schemes, it came as a minor bombshell when. Released via his official site well, actually for a whopping. Paul harold westerberg born december 31, 1959 is an american musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter in the replacements, one of the seminal alternative rock bands of the 1980s. Throwing out the past with his new project the i dont cares a duo featuring altrock heroine juliana hatfield the replacements frontman and indie icon looks back on. On june 49, with little notice, he put up a 49minute album called 49. The collage of covers was pulled from amazon and tunecore the only two distributors that agreed to sell it at that price, a week after its release due to licensing issues. Paul westerberg charges 49 cents for his new album music. Former replacements frontman paul westerberg is the latest music iconoclast to tinker with some creative and cheap digital distribution.
Of your time life is a 2008 album by paul westerberg. We have a link for the nonus folks, you can download paul westerbergs 49. The setlist is cobbled together from three separate dates of the ill fated tour tracks 112 come from bristol, ct 83189, tracks 17 from milwaukee, wi 689 and were part of the inconcerated promo cd, and 1823 from mansfield, ma 82889. Its one mp3 file, with a whole mess of songs, so even though its only one download, youre getting plenty of songs. Paul westerberg shares new song via mysterious soundcloud. Paul westerberg s postreplacements career has been an interesting one and listeners have dithered back and forth on the merits of each solo release, no two coming to a consensus on any one of them. Paul westerbergs postreplacements career has been an interesting one and listeners have dithered back and forth on the merits of each solo release, no two coming to a consensus on any one of them. The album is a single track available on s amazon mp3 service for 49 u.
Overview v biography v discography v songs v credits v. Paul has been writing and recording at a furious pace. Westerberg songs generally sound better when theyre roughed up a littlethe mats dont tell a soul is proof enough that he doesnt shine when hes too polishedand 49. The amazon download was not available to nonus customers and a few days later, 49. In recent years, he has cultivated a more independentminded approach, primarily recording his music at home in his basement. Billboard despite the fact that he doesnt have a computer and may never have been online in his life, replacements frontman paul westerberg is the latest artist to embrace the internet for rapid dissemination of new music. Its going to be at least another 24 hours until i can get something more formal up on these pages, but to tide you over, here is a download of paul westerberg s internet only demos collage from 2008. Im posting a completely and utterly unofficial track listing for 49. The songs were recorded the recording is a cutandpastishe of new songs, older songs and samples of.
A concept album of sorts, its one track, clocks in at 43. The album was originally slated for a release on july 19, 2008 marketed as june 49, but digital distribution problems delayed its release until july 21. To strike a balance with this, westerberg recently broke silence to release 49. As the leader of the replacements, paul westerberg was one of the most beloved rockers of the 80s, and on his own hes swung between sensitive folkrock and roaring garage rock. To paraphrase bono, paul westerberg works in mysterious ways. Yet despite being the music industrys greatest recluse, the guy. Originally due to be released on july 19, but technical difficulties delayed it until july 21. When i stumbled into this during my daily diet of music blog cruising i went out and immediately purchased paul westerbergs new recording 49. Its going to be at least another 24 hours until i can get something more formal up on these pages, but to tide you over, here is a download of paul westerbergs internet only demos collage from 2008.
The album was originally slated for a release on july 19, 2008 marketed as june 49, but digital distribution problems delayed its release until july 21 the album is a single track that was sold on s amazon mp3 service for 49 u. Westerberg had hoped to charge a penny a minute, but 49 cents was. Together, these two downloads make 49 minutes of music. Devil raised a good boy, growls a rowdyasever paul westerberg on 49. Paul westerbergs basement tapes experiment continues with this 49cent, singletrack albumlength download, and given the uneven nature of his postreplacements career, even at this price some. The raw energy westerberg evokes in the first few tracks is infectious and hearkens back to an era when human beings rather than computers made the music not that im opposed to synth and the like, of course i did grow up in the 80s. Released on amazons mp3 store somewhere during the week of july 21, because they were the only digital retailer willing to accommodate westerbergs price point of 49 cents, 49. Last year, the former replacements frontman issued 49. He launched a solo career after the dissolution of that band. We have a link for the nonus folks, you can download paul westerberg s 49. First of all if you in the us havent downloaded 49.
The list below was put together by gtrplyr, and i tweaked it a tad he says kentucky horizon, i say kentucky risin. It seems weird that it was taken down so quickly, and paul does have lines about if you wanna sue me and they got a lawsuit. The reasons are somewhat unclear, but the almost universal understanding seems to be that it has to do with issues namely the medley of famous songs that westerberg runs through toward the end of the album. Paul, if you by chance read these, wanted to say that 49. In 1997, he had a bright idea to create an alterego dubbed grandpaboy, ostensibly to house his rawer, louder, and arguably raunchier songs. The music was amazing, there was a good deal of press coverage, the reception was universally positive, and it. As one track clocking in at a confusing 44 minutes, it is apparently the tip of a really large creative iceberg.990 415 379 753 1248 501 1142 1523 1489 881 1425 1256 27 1493 114 1134 234 371 1433 521 1292 1109 1602 198 974 1480 160 1387 930 817 107 985