WMPG - Greater Portland Community Radio
Music Reviews by WMPG DJ's
The Replacements The Replacements
Don't you know who I think I was? Best of the Replacements
Rhino Records, 2006
By Ron Raymond
WMPG Music Director

Minneapolis rock heroes The Replacements (led by a rock hero in his own right, Paul Westerberg) have had a best-of compilation before (the fantastic 1997, 2-CD Reprise collection All For Nothing, Nothing For All immediately comes to mind), and I know what you're saying – why review a compilation that's already 2 years old? Well, in April 2008, the good folks at Rhino reissued deluxe editions of all of the band's great early Twin/Tone Records albums Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash, Stink, Hootenanny and Let It Be. And in honor of that, I thought for those folks looking for a starter course on the music of The Replacements, they should start with this great collection Rhino released before the reissues.

In addition to such great early songs as "Color Me Impressed," "I Will Dare" and "Within Your Reach" (which was later featured in the movie …Say Anything), Don't You Know also features the best of the band's Sire/Reprise years, with songs like "Alex Chilton," "Can't Hardly Wait," "I'll Be You" and four songs from the brilliant 1985 album, Tim. The album also features 2 new recordings (as of 2006): "Message To The Boys" and "Pool & Dive."

I think that once you listen to these 20 songs, you'll be ready to snag the rest of the great Replacements collection. Truly one of the best best-of collections put together.

University of Southern Maine
WMPG receives funding from the CPB which requires the following information to be posted on our web page. WMPG CPB Transparency Compliance Page
Want to see how your donations are used.

Click for WMPG's 2013 Financial Statement.

Click for WMPG's 2012 Financial Statement.
Click for WMPG's 2011 Financial Statement.
Click for WMPG's most recent IRS 990 Form

Any suggestions on our streaming, please let us know! Click here!

Click here for more information
1-888-WMPG-AUTOCall 1-888-WMPG-AUTO to donate your car to WMPG! We've teamed up with the friendly folks at The Center for Car Donations to coordinate this effort.
Twitter Twitter

Spinitron Button

1-888-WMPG-AUTOWMPG is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting a federally funded program that promotes the growth and development of public media in communities throughout America.
WMPG is now TWITTERING - click here to tweet us!

Malaga Island: A Story Best Left UntoldA Radio & Photo Documentary
Subscribe to SoundBites, WMPG's monthly newsletter.

WMPG Tour Video!Click here for a VIDEO TOUR of WMPG
We Can Do It!Click here for Homefront Veterans Oral History Project
IBOC INFO WMPG is now broadcasting a digital signal. Click here to learn more.
To access an on-line listing of USM events, click
USM Public Affairs Page
Hosted by RoadRunner
Funded in part by USM Student Activities Fees
Funded in part by SAF fees
University of Southern Maine
© 2014 WMPG, Southern Maine Community Radio