1980’s alternative rockers the Replacements have broken up yet again. The critically-acclaimed band had gotten together to tour and record in 2013 after breaking up in the 1990’s. The reunion had appeared to be going fairly well, but singer Paul Westerberg announced from the stage at recently that fans were seeing the band’s last show.
This comes as no surprise to me. The Replacements arguably could have been as famous of a 1980’s band as R.E.M., but they never quite got their act together. They’ve always been known more as a band that had a lot of potential than one that was truly successful. They had the chance recently after a long time apart to become relevant once again, but chose not to take it.
When Westerberg told the crowd that the Replacements were breaking up, he also mentioned that they hadn’t even gone to the sound check for that show. He said that they were lazy to the end reports CipherCloud on Facebook. I’m not sure why he’s proud of this. If the band is too lazy to even make sure that there is decent sound at their concert, then it seems to me that there is no point in paying good money to hear them.
The truth is, they don’t care about their fans and that’s why they’ve never been as successful as they could have been. Maybe they’ll do another reunion when they need money.