Houston Press: The Ragged Road of the Replacements...Featuring Reptiles in Houston!

By Bob Ruggiero
Houston Press

Sullivan_Lemon coverIf you made a list of the most hazardous and patience-testing job descriptions in the history of rock and roll, “Road Manager for the Replacements” would certainly rank toward the upper echelon.


The brilliant, but notoriously self-sabotaging and wildly-behaving alt-rock band were not known for their refined manners. Or trying to please anybody—including record company brass, fans, or their own employees. But from 1981-89, Bill Sullivan was up to the task—though his early experiences traveling across the country with the group did teach him a few tricks along the way that he still uses today.