A River Runs Through It?

The first three Replacements albums, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash (1981), Hootenanny (1983) and Let It Be (1984), plus the Stink EP (1982) will be re-released in expanded versions by Rhino on April 22nd. That’s great news but we’re just a bit curious about one thing: if it’s true that in a fit of rage Paul Westerberg and co. dumped the original Twin/Tone Records master tapes for these albums into the Mississippi River, what audio source are they being reissued from? Hmm…

Rhino will also reissue the rest of the band’s catalog—Tim (1985), Pleased to Meet Me (1987), Don’t Tell a Soul (1989), and All Shook Down (1990)—later in the year. A box set is also in the works.