...never learn how to swim now.
Welcome to Water All Around, a blog devoted to all forms of alternative music. Your host: a 43-year-old ad writer living outside Detroit. After listening to Foghat, Journey, Styx, and the like in the 70s, a buddy turned me on to the Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Jam, Gen X, and the Undertones. The year was 1979 - and my musical life has never been the same since. I've seen lots of shows and heard lots of great music. My goal is to share my 25+ years of alt-rock discoveries with visitors of this site. My greatest find to date: the Replacements (whose lyrics make up the name of this blog). I'll start by posting one of the first new songs the Mats have produced in nearly 20 years: Pool and Dive from their recent best-of compilation. It's not vintage Replacements, but hey, it's new. Enjoy....
[MP3] Replacements - Pool and Dive
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