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Saturday, 19 February 2011

How Do You Say I Miss You To An Answering Machine?

From The Replacements 1984 album Let It Be (a truly great 80s US rock album), Answering Machine, in which Paul Westerberg mixes up the medium and the message. It's just raw, distorted guitar, Paul's 40 a day voice and some answering machine noise. Paul can't get through, she's not picking up or she's out (and if she's out, who's she with?), he can't leave messages on a piece of tape inside a machine, he hates the answering machine.

07 Answering Machine.wma

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