Monday, June 23, 2008


Recorded live at The Bowery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 11th, 1984 by a would-be bootlegger who was recording the show. The Maxell XL II-S audio cassette was confiscated by Bill MacLeslie, who was The Replacements soundman for that tour. He confiscated it just as the band start to play "Let It Be".

The audio dropout heard during "Hear You Been to College" is caused by Paul Westerberg who accidentally pressed the record button on a Walkman while listening back to the master copy. If you listen closely he can be heard saying "Stop, 's' enough".

On January 25, 1985, Twin/Tone produced and released a cassette-only version of the show. The title The Shit Hits The Fans is a spoof of the Circle Jerks song, "When the Shit Hits the Fan". According to the label, only 10,000 copies were produced. 9,276 of them sold immediately; the rest, were given away as promo copies.

Only five of the cassette's 24 songs were written by the band. The rest were covers.

On March 22nd, 2007, The Bowery, was bulldozed to the ground.


Once again, click on the album cover image to download a copy of The Shit.

  1. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (LLoyd Price)
  2. "Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus" (Robyn Hitchcock)
  3. "Lovelines" (Westerberg/Stinson/Stinson/Mars)
  4. "I'll Be There" (Berry Gordy, Jr./Bob West/Hal Davis/Willie Hutch)
  5. "Sixteen Blue" (Westerberg)
  6. "Can't Hardly Wait" (Westerberg)
  7. "I Will Dare" (Westerberg)
  8. "Hear You Been to College" (Westerberg/Stinson/Stinson/Mars)
  9. "Saturday Night Special" (Ed King/Ronnie Van Zant)
  10. "Iron Man" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward)
  11. "Misty Mountain Hop" (Page/Plant/Jones)
  12. "Heartbreaker" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant)
  13. "Can't Get Enough" (Mick Ralphs)
  14. "Jailbreak" (Phil Lynott)
  15. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty)
  16. "No More the Moon Shines on Lorena" (Alvin Pleasant Carter)
  17. "Merry Go Round" (Nikki Sixx)
  18. "Left in the Dark" (Ken Draznik)
  19. "Takin' Care of Business" (Randy Bachman)
  20. "I Will Follow" (Hewson/Evans/Clayton/Mullen)
  21. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Jagger/Richards)
  22. "Radio Free Europe" (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)
  23. "The New World" (Cervenka/Nommensen Duchac)
  24. "Let It Be" (Lennon/McCartney).

1 comment:

mike said...

I know the soundman who worked this show,it's a major OKC rock-n-roll legend that somebody threw a flaming bag of poo into the crowd while the Replacement were doing their thing...