14 Songs is the first official solo album from Paul Westerberg, former leader of The Replacements. In many ways, it's his second solo album, given that the final Replacements album, All Shook Down, was heavily packed with session musicians and marginalized the other three band members.
Paul Westerberg’s songs and the band’s taste for mischief had won the hearts of fans and critics. like breakthrough proved elusive, however. The closest the Replacements came to a hit was I’ll Be You, from the 1989 album Don’t Tell a Soul, which sold less than 320,000 copies. Everyone expected Westerberg, the band’s singer and primary songwriter, to embark on a solo career once the Replacements disbanded. Finally on his own, Westerberg released his first solo album, 14 Songs, on June 15, 1993. In an odd circumstance, Westerberg was actually the fourth former Replacement to release a record in the span of 14 months. It’s not unusual for solo albums to follow a band's breakup, of course. But the Replacements were not like Fleetwood Mac or their in-town rivals Hüsker Dü, bands that featured more than one singer-songwriter.
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Paul Harold Westerberg (born December 31, 1959) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter in The Replacements, one of the seminal alternative rock bands of the 1980s. He launched a solo career after the dissolution of that band. In recent years, he has cultivated a more independent-minded approach, primarily recording his music at home in his basement.
Paul westerberg album - 14 songs world class fad. Tabbed by Matt Marchetti.
World Class Fad" should have been the song that launched Paul Westerberg to mainstream stardom - as catchy, clever, and caustic as anything he ever recorded with the Replacements, it's a diatribe against success and ambition delivered in the form of a near-perfect pop song, and it's probably no surprise that Westerberg never did manage the trick of having
Track 1 taken from the album Paul Westerberg - 14 Songs. Track 2 is previously unreleased. Recorded live at The Whiskey-A-Go-Go, Hollywood in July 1993. 1993 Sire Records Company. A Time Warner Company.
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