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The Replacements Set To Play Jimmy Fallon On September 9

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In their prime, The Replacements could be the best live band on the planet or the worst.

But even when they were the worst–their boozy rebellion a mixture of sabotage and irreverence–they were still pretty much the best.

Compulsively watchable, even when the Minnesota outfit were train wrecking the hell out of a performance, you couldn’t take your eyes off of them because they oozed charisma.

They had it to burn.

They played “SNL” in ’86 and their performance was a glorious mess of garbled verses, drunken shouts of profanity and profound disarray.

Or was it?

It was, but it may very well have been an orchestrated bit that The Replacements carried out just to mess with the audience. It was a post-modern shove of punk rock beauty, enacted by a band that were far smarter than they let on.

NBC didn’t see it that way and banned The Replacements from “SNL” for good.

Breaking an almost 30 year drought at 30 Rock, it looks like the reunited Replacements are set to play Fallon on Sept 9.

Check out this teaser they posted: