Trouble Boys - Bob Mehr

Trouble Boys

By Bob Mehr

  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Music
5 Score: 5 (From 19 Ratings)
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Based on a decade of research and reporting--as well as access to the Replacements' key principals, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson--author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive rock 'n' roll bands of all time.

Beginning with riveting revelations about the Replacements' troubled early years, Trouble Boys follows the group as they rise within the early '80s American underground. It uncovers the darker truths behind the band's legendary drinking, showing how their addictions first came to define them, and then nearly destroyed them.

A roaring road adventure, a heartrending family drama, and a cautionary showbiz tale, Trouble Boys has deservedly been hailed as an instant classic of rock lit.


  • An all-time rock & roll story

    By Shiftless_When_Idle
    The comprehensive biography on one of America's greatest (and most self-destructive) rock bands. Loads of interviews with key players, no shortage of hilarious/tragic stories, and some excellent journalism piecing together how these four misfits from Minnesota changed alternative rock forever, while never quite outracing their demons. Can't recommend enough for fans of the 80s alternative scene, or anyone who loves a classic rock & roll tale.