"We're the world's greatest Replacements cover band," Paul Westerberg cracked as his band took the stage Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He may have been joking, but there was more than a little truth to his remark, in part because Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong would arrive a few songs later and take over vocal duties. On the first day of the second weekend of the desert festival, a number of the marquee acts were seeking to recapture the magic of days gone by, including headliners Outkast. If reports from the first weekend of Coachella are to be believed, then the Replacements were also out to prove that the band could simply capture a share of the Coachella audience. If the crowd was, shall we say, respectably quaint, the Replacements had more than a little fun toying with it. Less than 10 minutes in, Westerberg was on his back, his legs splayed across the armrests of a couch that was placed in front of the drum kit. Telling the crowd he had a sore back, Westerberg then handed vocal duties over to a bearded Armstrong for a significant chunk of the set.
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