When Brent Best laughs, it sounds like the slide racking on a shotgun. Sounds that way when he coughs, too. Sometimes when he sings. Depends. It's a little worse than usual right now; he and his band, Slobberbone, were on the road in Europe for a few weeks and have only been home a few days. Touring means plenty of late nights and last-calls, cigarettes by the carton, alcohol by the case, colds by the time they get back. Best calls it "the European hacks" because he's had it enough times to name it. Kind of like a pet. So the souvenir T-shirt reads the same as it always does: Slobberbone went to Europe and all they brought home was... More >>>
The Replacements' replacements: Slobberbone is, clockwise from bottom, Brent Best, Jess Barr, Brian Lane and Tony Harper.