Album: Let it Be
. . .
How smart are you? How dumb am I?
“I Will Dare” might just be the greatest song Paul Westerberg has ever written.
And so, in the summer of 1984, this single just arrived at KFSR. A brand-new 12″ 45-RPM vinyl record from The Replacements, that scruffy sloppy garage band that had made one of my favorite records of the previous year. Maybe I knew that “I Will Dare” was coming, maybe I didn’t. Maybe I knew that some guy named “Pete Buck” played the guitar solo before I read it on the jacket, maybe I didn’t. I don’t remember any of that.
But what I do remember is knowing that it was a fucking classic before Paul Westerberg even opened his mouth.