Newswire: Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop releases sophomore album 24 years after its debut
This coming January, Bash & Pop returns with Anything Could Happen, its first record since its 1993 debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me. Frontman Tommy Stinson just unveiled the video for the album’s first single.
“On The Rocks” finds the 50-year-old rock ‘n’ roller in fine form, and just as snotty as he was when he started playing bass with those older boys in the ‘Mats. Featuring stinging, Johnny Thunders-influenced guitars, clever, smart-aleck wordplay (“Your broken father made a token mother…”) and chord changes inspired by his surrogate big brother Paul Westerberg, “Rocks” oozes that sort of romantic Midwestern swagger that the boys from Minneapolis know best:
While band leader Tommy Stinson is the only returning Bash & Pop member, the former Replacement didn’t think it was fair to call Anything Could Happen a solo record. “Since recording my last two solo records in a rather piecemeal way …