Recently the fine blog Aquarium Drunkard was generous enough to share a few different version of the Replacements classic song, "Can't Hardly Wait." The song—so good it possibly inspired the title of some Jennifer Love Hewitt movie you hopefully never saw—is a staple from the Minneapolis band, one that spawned numerous different takes, all of which have their own unique charm.
I also was happy to find this 'Mats/Portland comic that originally ran in WW—thankfully it was not drawn by Callahan—dealing with their particularly debaucherous 1987 performance that is now local legend. It was the show that spawned their audio apology, "Portland."
A drunken performance from the Replacements? Shocking, I know.
The Replacements - "Can't Hardly Wait" (alternate version)
The Replacements - "Can't Hardly Wait" (alternate demo)
The Replacements - "Can't Hardly Wait" (acoustic outtake)
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