Closer to when I started this thing of ours called Wilfully Obscure, I shared two regional Replacements tribute compilations. Sorry Ma Forgot to Let Out the Cat, featuring Athens, GA artists, and So What, concentrating on Austin, TX talent. While the sentiment and premise behind these albums were fine, the music was considerably inconsistent. In 1999 came a third Mats tribute, I´m In Love….with That Song!, this time not merely drawing on the talent of one particular city scene rather an entire continent, yielding much more satisfactory results.
No household names to speak of here, just minor, albeit credible Oz power pop luminaries including DM3, Jack and the Beanstalk, Ice Cream Hands, and the Pyramidiacs. There are some excellent renditions of “IOU,” “Alex Chilton,” and “Left of the Dial.” Less obvious songs are broached as well – “Favorite Thing” and ‘Rock n Roll Ghost.” Erbs and Pisces is Smudge’s Nic Dalton and Tom Morgan. They simultaneously take to task the Replacements first single, “I’m in the Trouble” b/w “If Only You Were Lonely” with intriguing results Full tracklist in the photo to your right.