Portland

Album: All For Nothing/Nothing For All (1997)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is alleged to be an apology to the city of Portland for a particularly drunken performance the band gave there.
  • The tune and chorus were later used for The Replacements song "Talent Show." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    John - Levittown, NY, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Kathryn Elich from Portland OregonI don't know if this song was for Portland Oregon but I will claim it for here. Thanks "The Replacements" !!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top ProverbSong Writing

How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.

Matt SorumSongwriter Interviews

When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."

Timothy B. Schmit of the EaglesSongwriter Interviews

Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney PrincessesSong Writing

From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved.

Strange MagneticsSong Writing

How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll.