The Angels won again tonight–their 72nd win for the season. But the real story is one simple, unbelievable fact: every single position player in the lineup tonight has a batting average above .300. That is freakin’ unbelievable.
So where’s the ESPN coverage of this? Oh, wait–ESPN only covers the Red Sox. I forgot.
I think all of The Replacements music has been reissued in deluxe or expanded editions. REM is doing that as well, as have Sonic Youth, Pavement, and so on. And even bands that hail those acts as influences (Nirvana, Radiohead, etc) have gotten their music reissued in expanded editions.
So where the hell is the reissue of Double Nickels on the Dime by The Minutemen? This is one of the finest albums from the 1980s, and just as influential and as loved as all that other music. It hasn’t been released for ages. In fact, in the CD era, it hasn’t really been fully released. The version that is out now (the one on iTunes and at Amazon) is missing two tracks (and is in serious need of remastering).
So forget about reissues; how about an issue? Please please someone (whoever is in charge of stuff like this) take it from a record buyer: remaster this puppy and give it back to the world. We needs our Minutemen!