The Replacements: “Treatment Bound”

Posted: January 9, 2014 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Treatment Bound” – The Replacements
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Asylum Street Spankers vs. Bright Little Field
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Everybody's Dressin' Funny ... Cover Me Impressed!

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!



An early classic from The Replacements 2nd album, Hootenanny.



The Original


The Replacements:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Asylum Street Spankers vs. Bright Little Field


Asylum Street Spankers:

A great band from Austin, Texas. Their unique blend of  acoustic blues, early jazz and overall bizarre zaniness make for an outstanding live show. Catch them live or regret it later!

Bright Little Field:

Bright Little Field was formed by Nashville-based ukulele duo Tom Littlefield and Jonathan Bright after the two veteran musicians discovered their shared love for The Replacements. Although both men had done their share of kicking up a racket in their day, they chose a stripped down primal level – ukuleles, pots and pans – to pay homage to The Replacements. The result, Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to The Replacements, is one of the finer and most creative and enjoyable tribute discs you’ll find. (Mostly lifted from AllMusic)

Bright Little Field is a recipient of CMI’s universally coveted title, Uni Victor Melodious Maximus in Adversarial Replication. Among the title’s myriad of rewards and benefits, perhaps most desirous is that it bestows upon the recipient the eminently yearned for privilege of having one’s name appear in print media in bold yellow.

Bright Little Field ‘s triumphal performance in CMI’s THE CLASH of Cover Tunes competition is detailed below:

10/16/2013 – “Swingin’ Party” (The Replacements) – Bright Little Field (75%) wallop Popland (25%)

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?



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Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

  1. Arnie Plotnick says:

    I couldn’t get the Bright Little Field video to play. Even went to the YouTube site directly and tried playing it there. It just wouldn’t start. But I voted for them anyway, because I see that they specialize in covering Replacements songs, while the other version you offered up is horrible. I’m not sure why anyone would even want to cover this song.

  2. RDubbs says:

    I generally really like the Spankers but their version sounds too whimsical. On the other hand, Bright Little Field’s cover was just right.

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