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...Nicknamed The ‘Mats (from “The Placemats,” a mispronunciation of the band’s name), The Replacements were one of the most influential rock bands in the 1980s, having pioneered the genre of alternative rock in the United States. The band...

The Replacements' Let It Be

Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy is the lead singer and song writer for the Decemberists. Their first two albums, Castaways and Cutouts and Her Majesty the Decemberists, have been released to widespread critical acclaim. He lives in Portland, OR. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

...One of the greatest moments of College Rock in the 1980s, Let It Be had a huge impact on the fans who fell under its spell. For Colin Meloy, growing up in Montana - a state that's strangely missing from the tour itineraries of almost every...

Minneapolis/St Paul, MN

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Minneapolis – 382,618 (2000), St Paul – 287,151 (2000); metropolitan area – 2,642,056 (2000) Although they mainly occupy opposite banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis and St Paul are commonly referred...