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2013/01/13

The Replacements' five track covers ep, Songs For Slim, will be released on January 15th via an Ebay auction.  As previously reported, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson got together last year to record a few songs as a benefit for Slim Dunlap, the band's ex-guitarist who suffered a stroke in February 2012.  In order to raise as much money as possible for Dunlap, only 250 copies will initially be pressed and all of the copies will be auctioned off starting January 15th.  Fans who are unable to take part in the auction will still have a chance to own and enjoy the ep - according to the Songs For Slim website, a digital version of the release is expected after the auction is over, and a commercial (non-auction) vinyl version is planned for the spring.

The track listing for Songs For Slim is posted below with the original artist indicated in parentheses. The songs were newly recorded by Westerberg & Stinson except "Radio Hook Word Hit," which was recorded by Chris Mars separately - Mars did not take part in the recording session with his ex-bandmates.

Side A:

1. Busted Up (Slim Dunlap)
2. Radio Hook Word Hit (Slim Dunlap)

Side B:

1. I'm Not Sayin' (Gordon Lightfoot)
2. Lost Highway (Hank Williams)
3. Everything's Coming Up Roses (from Broadway musical Gypsy)

Songs For Slim by the Replacements is the first in a series of benefit albums for Dunlap.  Other artists including Frank Black, Peter Buck, Jakob Dylan, John Doe, Lucinda Williams, and many others are preparing to release music as part of a Songs For Slim series.  Other releases in the series will be handled similarly - the initial pressings will be auctioned off on Ebay, then digital and commercial vinyl versions will be released.  So far, two other auctions have been scheduled: a Steve Earle/Craig Finn split single is scheduled for a February 15th auction and Lucinda Williams/Tommy Keene release will follow on March 15th.

For more on the Songs For Slim benefit series please visit the official website.  The Star Tribune also has a nice write-up on the Replacements' ep and Songs For Slim series.