The Replacements - Songs For Slim 10" Vinyl EP #1/250
You are bidding on a strictly limited vinyl copy of the Songs For Slim EP by The Replacements. This 10” is the first new release by the band since 1990’s All Shook Down. There will be only 250 numbered copies pressed and all proceeds will benefit The Slim Dunlap Fund (Details below).
Additional features include:
• Cover autographed by Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson & Chris Mars
• 4 glossy prints of never-before-seen band photos
• Collectors’ poster of Slim
• Print of the full Chris Mars cover painting on the inner sleeve
• Digital download card of entire EP
• 180g vinyl
On February 19th, 2012, former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap suffered a massive right brain stroke. It was exacerbated by a fall which caused a hemorrhage in the left brain and was further complicated by extensive brain swelling. He was hospitalized for nine months and his recovery has been slow – hindered by pain, paralysis of the left side and the inability to swallow. He is currently at home being cared for by his family and a team of aides, nurses and therapists.
His sharp intellect, wit and photographic memory are all, thankfully, intact. Insurance does not pay for long term care and the general prognosis for Slim is that he will likely need around-the-clock care for the rest of his life. He needs our help.
The Songs For Slim series was devised to raise money for Slim and his family by having various artists cover his songs, pressing them as a limited edition series of split 7” vinyl 45s in beautiful, numbered picture sleeves and putting them up for auction.
In late September, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reunited and entered Flowers Studio in Minneapolis (with Kevin Bowe on guitar and Peter Anderson on drums) to record Slim’s song “Busted Up.” Knocked out by the result, they roared through a few more numbers including Leon Payne's (by way of Hank Williams) “Lost Highway,” Gordon Lightfoot’s (by way of Nico) “I’m Not Saying,” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from the Broadway show Gypsy. Original Replacements drummer Chris Mars had already recorded a scorching one-man-band version of Slim’s “Radio Hook Word Hit,” and all 5 tracks were combined onto this EP to launch the series.
Side A:1. Busted Up (Slim Dunlap)2. Radio Hook Word Hit (Slim Dunlap)
Side B:1. I'm Not Sayin' (Gordon Lightfoot)2. Lost Highway (Leon Payne)3. Everything's Coming Up Roses (Stephen Sondheim/Jule Styne)
ALL proceeds to benefit The Slim Dunlap Fund. Jewlicious Festivals is serving as fiscal agent for all Songs For Slim auctions.
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