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Re: Tommy Stinson
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2017, 12:03:32 PM »
https://lasvegasweekly.com/ae/music/2017/mar/09/bash-and-pop-tommy-stinson/
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Was there anything in particular that you wanted to do differently this time?
I wanted to make a live band record. I have a home studio up here in Hudson, New York, so I’m close enough to the city where I can get guys who are around that I’ve played with before. If they’re in the city doing a gig, I’d get them up here easily. Once I did that a couple of weekends and got really satisfying results out of it, I followed that mode over the course of the summer and the fall of the last year. I had my friends come on out when I’d get them close by.

Everything is as live as can be without losing tonality. Most everything you hear is within two takes of the first time we played the song. That was what I was aiming for. It wasn’t so much harking back to The Replacements days, but I was intent on making records like the way we used to: Just show up to the studio; don’t really know a song; someone’s got some songs in their head; okay, let’s hack ‘em out. Get that spark. It either works or it don’t. You can capture some magic that way that you can only get if you’ve got four guys sweating in a room together. Or gals. We had [bassist] Cat Popper up here, sweating it out, too.

How did your club tour go earlier this year? I told your publicist that only someone born in the Midwest would go on a club tour of the Great Lakes in mid-January.
Well, you know, what else am I supposed to do, wait till the f*cking snow thaws? I’ll have written another record, started another thing and gotten completely lost [by then].

In my case, when I roll a record out, I’ve got to follow through, because I get bored quick. I start fragmenting. It’s the first time in 20 years I’ve actually been able to take the time and put it aside to go and pursue one of my own records. I was in Guns N’ Roses forever. Not that that was the busiest gig on the planet, but it did have restrictions to how much I could actually go and tour behind any one given record I’d make. So this is the first time I’m really putting it to it, seeing what I can do.


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Re: Tommy Stinson / Bash & Pop
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2017, 05:39:13 PM »
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/tommy-stinsons-bash-pop-touring-in-may-bv-presents/

Bash & Pop — 2017 Tour Dates
Tue May 16 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
Thu May 18 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
Fri May 19 Washington, DC Songbyrd
Sat May 20 Richmond VA The Camel (late)
Mon May 22 Orlando, FL The Social
Tue May 23 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Wed May 24 Nashville, TN The High Watt
Fri May 26 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Sat May 27 Austin, TX Barracuda

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While The Replacements reunion may be done, bassist Tommy Stinson reignited another of his bands, Bash & Pop. They released their first album in 25 years, Anything Could Happen, earlier this year via Fat Possum. BrooklynVegan is now excited to announce that we’ll be presenting Bash & Pop’s next tour in support of the album, which goes down this May.

Read More: Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop touring in May (BV Presents) | http://www.brooklynvegan.com/tommy-stinsons-bash-pop-touring-in-may-bv-presents/?trackback=tsmclip
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Re: Tommy Stinson / Bash & Pop
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2017, 10:34:26 AM »
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Re: Tommy Stinson / Bash & Pop
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2017, 10:05:08 AM »
Wish I could catch one of the UK shows, but seems unlikely at the moment...

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2017/02/21/essential-new-music-bash-pops-anything-could-happen/
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Yet here we are 24 years later, and Stinson has resurrected Bash & Pop—the name, anyway, as he’s the only returnee—for a follow-up. Damn if it wasn’t worth the wait. Anything Could Happen is full of similarly winning Friday Night-ish bar-band power pop (“On The Rocks,” “Never Wanted To Know,” the title track) and the sardonic Minnesotan wit Stinson shares with his on-again/off-again cohort Paul Westerberg. There’s a heavy country/Americana influence throughout Anything Could Happen, perhaps greater than expected, though Friday Night did have a bit of that as well; enjoyable twangy shuffles like the opening “Not This Time,” “Breathing Room” and “Anytime Soon” dominate. It’s a direction that suits Stinson rather well. Musically, he’s lived in Westerberg’s considerable shadow since the day the latter forced his way into the seminal combo fronted by Stinson’s brother Bob. With Anything Could Happen, Stinson not only shows that Bash & Pop 2.0 has potential staying power but also that he’s worthy of comparisons to his mentor.

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Re: Tommy Stinson / Bash & Pop
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2017, 05:35:03 PM »
Interview:
http://artsfuse.org/154246/music-interview-tommy-stinson-the-living-embodiment-of-rock-and-roll/
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AF: How would you have reacted if, when you first heard their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction, someone told you that you would end up spending 18 years as a member of Guns N’ Roses?

Stinson: I probably woulda said, “You’re out of your fucking tree!” But lucky me, I got to do that for all those years. That was a fun gig.

AF: Would your reaction have been because Guns N’ Roses would not seem like the kind of band you would want to join or because you wouldn’t understand why they would hire you specifically?

Stinson: Either direction. I woulda thought, “What the hell would I do that for and why the fuck would they want me?”

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Re: Tommy Stinson / Bash & Pop
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2017, 08:04:26 PM »
http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/05/19/tommy-stinson-finds-satisfaction-reviving-bash-pop/320366001/
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Mississippi label Fat Possum released “Anything Can Happen” this winter, and the record earned Stinson the best reviews of his career, with critics lauding its soulful Faces-styled songs and loose-limbed feel. Touring with Bash & Pop v. 2.0 has further solidified Stinson’s faith in the project.  “We’ve been doing it for over a year on the road and it’s had a chance to blossom — I can see the flowers blooming every time we play,” he says. 

Riding the current momentum, Stinson is eager to make another Bash & Pop record. During a recent stop in Austin to perform at the South by Southwest music conference the band spent a day at a local studio cutting tracks. “And we might actually get some studio time in Nashville to throw down some new Bash & Pop songs,” says Stinson, who’s also planning to release a side project called Cowboys In the Campfire, an acoustic duo with veteran Philadelphia guitarist Chip Roberts.

“Historically, I’m not that prolific of a writer — mostly because I was so busy on the road with Guns N’ Roses or whoever. But I’m writing a lot lately. Now I’ve created a path that I can do stuff with Cowboys In the Campfire and Bash & Pop. It’s good to have two things going, allows me to write without pigeonholing myself,” says Stinson. “I’ve got this particular time in my life where I can do pretty much what I want — and it feels good.”
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Re: Tommy Stinson / Bash & Pop
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2017, 04:06:24 PM »
http://www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk/features/interview-tommy-stinson/38038
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What do you think those guys brought to the songs?

“They understood that concept, which was the most important part, and they played their balls off and we got it within three to five takes and it was great. With The Replacements in the early 80s we’d go into the studio for maybe three days at a time and just knock out a whole record and we may have worked up the new songs the week before. It was very instinctual, letting the songs and the music make their own thing.”

Why do you think those songs by The Replacements have lasted?

“I think because they’re honest, they’re telling tales of real stuff that we were living, breathing and smelling.”

Did being on The Replacements reunion tour help you get back into that mindset?

“When we went out on tour for the reunion we totally had an idea that we would go and make a record. Sadly we didn’t end up in the right place at the right time to do that, where all those planets would align. I think partly because there was too much baggage to carry and compete with, but it just didn’t work out. We tried three times and failed three times, done deal. Two or three of these songs from the Bash & Pop record might have been on the Replacements record if we’d made one, possibly. But you know, it just didn’t work out, whatever.”

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Do you think playing bass influences the style, adds a groove

“Yeah I mean, you’re never going to extract me from the bass. Like I said, I wear all my influences firmly on my sleeve. Lucky for me I got Justin Perkins playing bass and he plays very similar to me, he has the same instincts that I do and it’s a great thing. I’ve been playing bass since I was 11 years old so I must know something. He’s able to tap into that and has always been able to, so I’ve got a good thing going with that.”

http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/local-arts/sled-island-tommy-stinson-on-the-replacements-guns-n-roses-and-a-rebooted-bash-pop

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Stinson certainly seems at peace with his old band’s legacy. In fact, he has spent the past few years entrenched in it. He worked closely with Bob Mehr on his book, 2016’s Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, which gave Westerberg and Stinson a chance to tell their storied history on their own terms.

“The reason why we did it was to set the record straight,” Stinson says. “That Jim Walsh book that came out (2008’s The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting) was such a pile of crap, it was kind of incumbent on us to get up and say: ‘let’s tell our story,’” Stinson says. “I think we did good with that and I think now people get an idea of where we were and where our heads were at any given time back then.”
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Re: Tommy Stinson
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2017, 09:17:05 AM »
http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Article/8662/Tommy-Stinson-Interview
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PB: Shooting forward a bit I wondered if you’ve ever played poker with Axl Rose? And if so is he any good?

TS: We’ve been to a few casinos together...I taught him how to play crap once and we won a bunch of money...and he quickly got himself out! That was fun.

PB: The reason I was asking was because there’s something about the aura of people like him, the ‘Rock Star’ and I know a lot of people like to diss him or whatever, but you can’t deny the guy has a pretty magnetic central focus...some kind of core that is spinning things around him so that’s why I was wondering if that extended to card playing?

TS: Ha, ha, that’s actually a pretty fucking funny thought...I gotta commend you for that. That’s a good one. You know I will say he is a fucking genius and I love him to death. What I’ve experienced with him...you know playing a bunch of music, making a record together, all that stuff was that for the most part he’s a very fucking normal regular guy. He’s passionate...you know... playing with AC/DC, he rocks ! The guy’s got a thing...If Angus Young could have his way he’d make a record with him. I’ve told Axl’s manager if he goes over there to make a record with those guys I’ll play bass!

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Re: Tommy Stinson
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2017, 03:28:34 PM »
Just found via Bash & Pop on Facebook!
Rat Scabies & Tommy Stinson @ Hyde Park.
2 of my "heroes" in one pic.  :bow:


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Re: Tommy Stinson
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2017, 09:39:55 AM »
http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/07/25/tommy-stinson-still-finds-rock-thrills/505753001/
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"I don’t know how to define rock ‘n’ roll," Stinson said during a phone interview. "All I know is there’s a vibe and a feeling I still get from doing what I do. It’s a camaraderie, dudes that love playing together doing their best bit and having the best fun with it. That’s a small thing, but it’s also completely different than everything that has come in the digital age."

Stinson will bring one of his current musical projects, Cowboys in the Campfire, to Fountain Square's Do317 Lounge & Gallery on July 26. Made up of Stinson and multi-instrumentalist Chip Roberts, Cowboys in the Campfire is a duo that plays old songs, new songs and selected covers.

"Everyone who's coming to these shows is getting to be part of our progress," Stinson said of the Cowboys in the Campfire road show.

Minneapolis native Stinson said he wants to have two free-standing acts: Bash & Pop, the two-guitar, bass and drums outfit that released a rambunctious studio album titled "Anything Can Happen" earlier this year, plus Cowboys in the Campfire.

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Re: Tommy Stinson / Bash & Pop
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2017, 08:27:29 AM »
https://iconfetch.com/reviews/bash-pop-friday-night-killing-omnivore-review#more-5014

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... Their debut album, Friday Night is Killing Me, has just been reissued by Omnivore Recordings with an entire disc of rarities.

Bash & Pop were loud as hell, with an irreverence that was infectious.

Stinson may not have been the vocalist Westerberg was, but here was a former band member sounding like he was actually having fun!
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Re: Tommy Stinson
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2017, 09:23:51 AM »
http://www.theswervemagazine.com/Bash_%26_Pop_Tommy_Stinson_Funhouse_at_Mr._Smalls_September_19_Pittsburgh_The_Swerve_Magazine.html
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This time around, I was much more basic about it. I let the rest of the band put their two cents in. The camaraderie came into play. I found guys that know where I'm coming from and can know how and where to play. They can feed into it. I didn’t have that on the first record. I was telling guys to play this or that. This time around, I got real lucky with these guys in that they knew where I was coming from and what I was thinking about and how to approach it. The approach is where it is at.

SM: Now in doing that, were there some songs that turned out different than what you had first imagined?

TS: Not so much in the structure of the songs, but the approach of how we did the songs.

Some of the songs we did quieter or louder or more rocking or more country. Some of these songs wrote themselves. These guys put their stamp on it. They didn’t have to try too hard to come up with their part; it just came out of them too. With that, you get egg roll (laughs).

SM: Awesome (laughs). The whole album is, indeed, awesome and there isn’t one song that I don’t want to pick your brain about, but time is limited, so just a few. “Never Wanted to Know.” The phrasing, word play and lyrics of that song stick out. Can you talk a little about how that came about?

TS: Well, I don’t even know. I had an idea for that which was basically the verse of that song for awhile. Something, there was some part of a Shangri-Las’ song in the back of my head as I was going along. Not that I stole the part from a Shangri-Las’ song, it just did something. With that and the band in the room, I was able to achieve that whole thing. I cut that song with Frank Ferrer, the drummer for Guns N’ Roses, originally. Just him and I.

When I finally finished writing the song, I recut it with the band. I figured out what other parts were needed by that time.

SM: “Unfuck You” is another song. The title alone is so clever and undone.

TS: I couldn’t believe it. No one had written a song called “Unfuck You” yet. I was surprised, to be honest (laughs).

SM: And “Shortcut,” which is the perfect way to close out the album.

TS: That is actually the oldest song on the record, I’ve had that song for, fuck, close to 20 years. I wrote that right around the time I joined Guns N’ Roses.

It actually started off as a duet with a really good friend of mine from LA, Juliette Beavan, her and her husband have a band called 8mm. I did it originally as a duet with her. At some point, I will probably put it out as it is a cool other version of that song. It has got all kinds of strange musicality going on it that is interesting and cool. The original version, at some point, will have to come out as it is cool and has a different vibe to it.
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