bobmehr3In honor of International Women's Day, figured I'd salute the only woman to ever appear on a Replacements record, the great Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde. Her duet with Paul Westerberg on "My Little Problem" appeared on the band's final album "All Shook Down." Here's a little story about it from www.replacementsbook.com:
Napolitano was living in London at the time, and flew to New York to do the session. A bluesy belter in the Janis Joplin mold, she spent an evening impressing Westerberg, giving as good as she got. “He gave me all this shit about how I was the only woman to be on a Replacements album,” said Napolitano. “Like, 'Wow, lucky me!’” The Faces-styled track was carried by their obvious chemistry, as they riffed and bantered their way through the song late into the night. “We knocked it out in the studio basically,” recalled Napolitano. “And Paul wanted to do it again, again, again, and I ended up saying ‘I’m going to get some cigarettes.’” Napolitano went for her smokes and never came back. After a few hours, Westerberg called her hotel but was told she’d checked out and taken a flight back to England. “She gets bored if she had to stay in one country more than an hour,” he chuckled. “I had a hard time keeping up with her.” Photo by the great Greg Allen (www.gapd.com) #troubleboys #internationalwomensday #paulwesterberg #thereplacements
- joseph_rowlandShe lived in / near Memphis for awhile as a kid.
- rsknrBad ass smart move.
- stephaniedruryShe gets bored. Had nothing to do with him.
- hoganhereI love her voice +++
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