BASH & POP
Anything Could Happen FAT POSSUM 8/10 long-awaited return of Tommy Stinson’s Replacements replacements Any number of bands have sounded to some extent like The Replacements. Bash & Pop have better reasons than most, being the group formed by Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson after the ’Mats first folded in the early ’90s. Anything Could Happen, following Stinson’s long stint in Guns N’ Roses and his rejoining of the reformed Replacements, is Bash & Pop’s strong second album. In terms of the inevitable comparison, it pitches roughly between Tim and Pleased
To Meet Me, a collection of grinning ramshackle rock’n’roll and deceptively sweet balladry: “Breathing Room” and “Never wanted To Know”, especially, would have been standouts on any Replacements album.