Boston Globe: Lemon Jail

By Mark Shanahan
Boston Globe

Sullivan_Lemon coverOver the years, Boston has been friendly to many upstart rock bands, notably the Velvet Underground, who were a mainstay at the Tea Party in the ’60s, and U2, whose first foray to America brought them to the Paradise in 1980. The Hub was also home away from home for the Replacements, according to a new book by the band’s longtime roadie and unofficial fifth member, Bill Sullivan, who says the misfits from Minneapolis felt like they belonged in Boston.

Titled “Lemon Jail,” Sullivan’s entertaining book, published by University of Minnesota Press, is a glorified tour diary full of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, more drugs, and a story about Replacements guitarist Bob Stinson defecating in an ice bucket and sending it down a hotel’s dumbwaiter.

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