Can't Hardly Wait

Album: Pleased To Meet Me (1987)
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  • Two versions of this song exist. The most famous one, on Pleased To Meet Me, starts with a bass line and features horns. The original, found on the Tim demo sessions, has the guitar starting the song and is about committing suicide. The record company felt that Pleased To Meet Me, with suicide paean "The Ledge," didn't need any controversy over having two songs about suicide, so the lyrics to this song were altered. >>
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    John - Levittown, NY
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Comments: 6

  • Brian from Boston, MaGreat song Great band
  • Aash from New York, Nyactually Replacements music sold millions and millions of albums, but unfortunately for them the records had the name "Goo Goo Dolls" on them..
  • Zach from San Francisco, CaJohn, your comments are accurate, I think. However, at the risk of sounding like a huge dork, the intro to the Pleased to Meet Me version of the song is definitely a guitar and not a bass.
  • Mister Whirly from Minneapolis, MnOne of the best versions of this song is an acoustic version, literally recorded in an air shaft at the old Twin Tone studios. The original lyrics are much better, and the Bob version with the electric guitars and no horns is about a million times better, and more Replacements-esque.
  • Hoser from Winnipeg, CanadaRight up there with "Unsatisfied" and "Left Of The Dial" on my 'Mats greatest hits; never heard the Tim version, though.
  • Dave from Le Mars, IaThe Tim version is incredible. More the Mats' style, kind sloppy but very heart felt. This band was truly great, its a shame, or maybe not, depending on your prospective that they were not popular than they were. They help pave the way for Weezer and Nirvana.
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