Bash and Pop
Origin: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Bash and Pop is an American alternative rock group formed in 1992 by Tommy Stinson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following the breakup of the Replacements. It released one album before disbanding in 1994.
When The Replacements ended their 33-show reunion tour in June 2015, founding bassist Tommy Stinson walked away with his head held high. Armed with a pocketful of new songs and a clean slate, he holed up in his home studio in Hudson, NY and played solo tour dates with a group of A+ players/friends backing him, including Luther Dickinson, Frank Ferrer, Cat Popper, Steve Selvidge, and Joe “The Kid” Sirois. They had more fun than humans should be allowed to have, and over the next year and a half they pieced together a brand new record. A “band” record.
That band needed a name which was chosen from a contest hosted by New York radio station WDRE.
Never one to hog the spotlight, the only logical thing to do at this point was to reanimate the band he started immediately following The Replacements. Stinson switched to guitar, with Steve Foley (from The Replacements) on drums, his brother Kevin Foley on bass and Steve Brantseg on guitar. The lineup evolved in 2016 with new players on drums, bass and guitar.
Fat Possum Records quickly signed the band and will be releasing its unknowingly-long-awaited sophomore album in early 2017.
Fans can now pre-order the reissue, as well as the forthcoming new album via a Pledge Music campaign. They also have the chance to procure one-of-a-kind memorabilia items (plaid suits, bass guitars, etc), as well as cool opportunities with Tommy and the band (he’ll officiate your wedding, the band will come play a concert in your basement, etc) and they can even be in the audience at Bash & Pop’s first show since the late 1900’s at the legendary 7th St Entry in Tommy’s hometown of Minneapolis.
To commemorate the resurrection of Bash & Pop, Rhino is reissuing the band’s 1993 seminal debut album ‘Friday Night Is Killing Me’ on LP for the first time in 2017.
Friday Night Is Killing Me (1993)
Anything Could Happen (2017)
Tommy Stinson – vocals, rhythm guitar
Steve Selvidge – lead guitar
Justin Perkins – bass
Joe Sirois – drums, percussion