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All Shook Down

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Released  September 25, 1990
Label  Sire
Release date  25 September 1990
Genre  Alternative rock
Recorded  1990
Artist  The Replacements
Producer  Scott Litt
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Length  40:59 (original) 1:15:31 (reissue)
All Shook Down (1990)  All for Nothing / Nothing for All (1997)
Nominations  Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album
Similar  The Replacements albums, Alternative rock albums

The replacements merry go round

All Shook Down is the seventh and final studio album by the band The Replacements, released on September 25, 1990.


This album was originally intended to be front man Paul Westerberg's solo artist debut. As a result of its initial intent, All Shook Down is marked by numerous session, side and journeyman-musicians, supplemented by the three other 'Mats themselves. Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson plays bass and sings backup vocals on a number of the tracks, while guitarist Slim Dunlap and drummer Chris Mars appear on a few tracks each. John Cale, formerly of the Velvet Underground, plays viola on "Sadly Beautiful". The only track featuring the entire band performing together is the acoustic rave-up "Attitude".

The band issued promotional-only singles for "Merry Go Round", "Someone Take The Wheel", "When It Began", and "Happy Town". "Merry Go Round" was the band's most successful Modern Rock Tracks single, reaching #1 for four non-consecutive weeks.

Mars left the band in November 1990 (his last appearance as a Replacement being in the "Merry Go Round" video) and Steve Foley filled in on drums for the six-month All Shook Down Tour of 1991. The band were nominated for the Best Alternative Video and Best Special Effects categories at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards for the claymation/live action music video for "When It Began". The band played its last show on Independence Day, July 4, 1991 at Chicago's Grant Park. They also received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

The album was remastered and reissued by Rhino Entertainment on September 23, 2008, with 11 additional tracks.

The replacements all shook down

Track listing

All songs written by Paul Westerberg except as indicated.

  1. "Merry Go Round" – 3:29
  2. "One Wink at a Time" – 3:02
  3. "Nobody" – 3:06
  4. "Bent Out of Shape" – 3:42
  5. "Sadly Beautiful" – 3:09
  6. "Someone Take the Wheel" – 3:37
  7. "When It Began" – 3:07
  8. "All Shook Down" – 3:16
  9. "Attitude" – 2:43
  10. "Happy Town" – 2:54
  11. "Torture" – 1:51
  12. "My Little Problem" – 4:09
  13. "The Last" – 2:54

2008 CD reissue bonus tracks

  1. "When It Began (Demo Version)" – 2:47
  2. "Kissin' in Action (Demo Version)" – 2:27
  3. "Someone Take the Wheel (Demo Version)" – 3:37
  4. "Attitude (Demo Version)" – 2:54
  5. "Happy Town (Demo Version)" – 2:40
  6. "Tiny Paper Plane (Demo)" – 2:08
  7. "Sadly Beautiful (Demo)" – 3:15
  8. "My Little Problem (Alternate Version)" – 3:39
  9. "Ought to Get Love" – 3:04
  10. "Satellite" (Tommy Stinson) – 3:39
  11. "Kissin' in Action" – 3:35
  • Tracks 14–20 are studio demos.
  • Track 21 is an alternate take.
  • Tracks 22–24 are from the promo EP "Don't Sell or Buy, It's Crap".
  • Personnel

  • Paul Westerberg − vocals, guitar, piano
  • Slim Dunlap − guitar
  • Tommy Stinson − bass guitar, background vocals
  • Chris Mars − drums
  • John Cale − viola on "Sadly Beautiful"
  • Abe Lincoln
  • Axel Niehaus
  • Benmont Tench - piano and organ
  • Charley Drayton - drums on "Merry Go Round" and "Someone Take the Wheel"
  • David Schramm
  • Johnette Napolitano - vocals on "My Little Problem"
  • Mauro Majellan - drums on "Bent Out of Shape"
  • Michael Blair - drums on "Happy Town", "My Little Problem" and "The Last"
  • Steve Berlin - saxophone on "One Wink at a Time", ocarina on "All Shook Down"
  • Terry Reid - backing vocals on "Someone Take the Wheel"
  • Songs

    1Merry Go Round3:39
    2One Wink at a Time3:05


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