The sports comedy drama Ted Lasso is one of the best shows on our airwaves at the moment. Not just for its superb acting and writing, but also for the songs that are used on each episode’s soundtrack.
One of those songs in last night’s episode of the show was The Replacements’ ‘Nightclub Jitters‘, which was heard on the soundtrack of Ted Lasso, Season 2, Episode 9, “Beard After Hours“.
That mellow almost jazz-tinged song was played as Beard (Brendan Hunt) is leaving his apartment.
The Replacements’ ‘Nightclub Jitters‘ is from the American indie band’s now iconic album Pleased To Meet Me, which was released way back in 1987 via Sire Records.
Although not a big hit on the American charts at the time, the album was critically acclaimed, to the point that it is still thought of today as one of the best albums released in the last part of the 20th century.
Sadly, Pleased To Meet Me was also the last album The Replacements created that had the solid rich alt rock sound fans and critics loved, as releases after it paled in comparison.
The Replacements was founded in 1979 and remained together until 1991, when they broke up.
The band got back together in 2012, but without drummer Steve Foley who had died in 2008 of an accidental prescription medication overdose.
They broke up again three years later, saying the music they were producing just “didn’t feel good”.
Listen to The Replacements ‘Nightclub Jitters‘ from that album and from last night’s Ted Lasso on the Expanded version of the album, which was remastered and then released in 2008, and in the video of the track down below.
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