The Replacements -- one of the most legendary acts to ever come out of Minneapolis (depending on who you ask) -- have their story hit DVD on Nov. 20 with Color Me Obsessed, a play on the Mats song "Color Me Impressed" (listen in the player below). I say depending on who you ask because if you're in the R n B camp, Prince is undoubtedly the biggest act to ever come out of Minneapolis. If you live in the producer world, its Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. If you're punk, you'll spend the rest of the day debating on whether it was the Replacements or Husker Du. And please ... add your comments below on who you think is the biggest and best ever from Minneapolis.
So back to the DVD ... It was put together by Gorman Bechard, who wanted to collect every obsessive Replacements fan he could find and hear their story. "I thought, people believe in God without seeing or hearing him but rather through the passion, faith, and stories of others. After watching COLOR ME OBSESSED, I'm pretty sure music fans will believe in The Replacements in much the same way," he said.
Color Me Obsessed is a two disc set with tons of extras thrown in. It includes footage of die hard Replacements fans obsessing about the band: Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Grant Hart and Greg Norton of Husker Du, Tommy Ramone, Colin Meloy from The Decemberists), journalists like Legs McNeil, Greg Kot, Jim DeRogatis and Robert Christgau. Head over the the Replacements movie website at www.ColorMeObsessed.com to find out more.
"Everybody at your party
They all look depressed
And everybody's dressin' funny
Color me impressed"
BONUS: Replacements Interview from back in the day