“I thought, people believe in God without seeing or hearing him but rather through the passion, faith, and stories of others. After watching COLOR ME OBSESSED, I’m pretty sure music fans will believe in The Replacements in much the same way.”
So says filmmaker Gorman Bechard, whose upcoming documentary about my all time favorite band eschews the traditional music doc format of mixing interviews with live clips. Bechard sticks strictly to the memories and accounts of critics, fans, and musicians (including Craig Finn, Colin Meloy, and Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles). Despite the involvement of the Goo Goo Dolls and the fact that not a note of Replacements music is featured in the film, I cannot wait to see this. Check out teasers, trailers, festival dates, and more at the film’s website. Below, check out the Mats ripping through early classic “Kids Don’t Follow” from a hometown Minneapolis show in 1981.