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

Dwight TwilleySongwriter Interviews

Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.

Barney Hoskyns Explores The Forgotten History Of Woodstock, New YorkSong Writing

Our chat with Barney Hoskyns, who covers the wild years of Woodstock - the town, not the festival - in his book Small Town Talk.

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.

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"They're Playing My Song

The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.

Intentionally AtrociousSong Writing

A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.

John ParrSongwriter Interviews

John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.