245. The Replacements biographer Bob Mehr on 'Tim' (1985) and writing 'Trouble Boys'

Today's guest literally wrote the book on The Replacements, and today he reveals the inside story of the making of 'Tim', their 1985 album that marked a significant step forward in the band's music and career. Bob explains how the album reflects the power shift between Bob Stinson and Paul Westerberg, what Bob uncovered about the making of Tim while writing ‘Trouble Boys’, why Paul Westerberg is smarter than he wants to let on, why the rest of Bob’s life will be forever linked to the Replacements, how writing the book changed Bob’s relationship with the album, what not to do when writing a music book and more stories and insights in to the personalities and music of the 'Mats. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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