Here's one of those things I'm really glad I got to see in my youth. When I was 16-years-old, the Replacements appeared on Saturday Night Live, played "Bastards of Young" and "Kiss Me on the Bus" while stinking drunk and then got banned from the program.
You've got to love the irony -- one would think the folks in charge of a comedy program would have a sense of humor. Alas, that was not the case. At any rate, I did get to see this performance back in 1986 and I'm glad I did -- it was like a big, middle finger from a band that deserved a lot more success than it got. When you watch the clip, make sure to watch Paul Westerberg right before Bob Stinson's guitar solo -- apparently, dropping an "f bomb" on live TV guaranteed an SNL ban. Here's a bit of history, so enjoy!
For the curious, the below is the album version of "Bastards of Young." The video is noteworthy as it reflects the band’s “don’t give a damn” attitude quite well.