At this rate we’ll
simply just clamor to sign up for a Westerberg singles club…
By Fred Mills
Holy prolific, Batman. We’d barely finished absorbing Paul
Westerberg’s recent 49-cent priced album 49:00 – you can read our review HERE – when word arrived that the erstwhile
Replacements mainman has released yet another digital record, this one a
mini-album. Titled 3oclockreep, it
comprises just two tracks, the 20-minute title song and the 3 ½ minute “Finally
Here Once” and it’s available for the very reasonable price of $3.99 via the
It does not include, incidentally, the one-song single, “5:05,”
that turned up a couple of weeks ago (still available at Tunecore).
Several media portals are floating the rumor that Tom Waits
is on the “3oclockreep” track: the collage of song fragments and overlapping
vocals and effects, is reportedly an outtake from the ‘Mats’ Don’t Tell A Soul era (taken from the
same sessions that yielded “Date to Church,” initially released in ’89 on a
Sire sampler and now slated for the expanded reissue of DTAS).