“New Replacements song” isn’t a set of words that I’m used to seeing together in the last 20 years or so, but it came true Thursday with the release of a new song, recorded as part of the limited-edition “Songs For Slim” reunion EP.
The song is “I’m Not Sayin’,” a cover of a song originally released by Gordon Lightfoot, and singer Paul Westerberg and guitarist Tommy Stinson played on it. The “Songs For Slim” EP, announced last October, was recorded as a benefit for the band’s former guitarist, Slim Dunlop, who suffered a stroke a year ago.
“Songs For Slim” was released as a 250-copy limited-edition vinyl record last month, and raised $100,000. A separate “Songs For Slim” album, which also features contributions from Craig Finn, Frank Black and members of the Jayhawks.
Might the Replacements, who last played a show in 1991, reunite to tour? Westerberg hasn’t ruled it out.