When Tommy Stinson was with his old band The Replacements, he was a part of two of the most landmark rock albums in history, “Tim” and “Let It Be.” He’s also anchored such sonically diverse acts as Perfect and Bash & Pop, and he’s currently thumping bass for both Soul Asylum and Axl Rose’s Mach-Umpteen edition of Guns N’ Roses (Yes, he actually managed to survive “Chinese Democracy”!).
But now Stinson wants to remind everyone of his own capabilities, thanks, via a second solo salvo, “One Man Mutiny,” he’s firing off Aug. 30, through his own snark-monikerred Done To Death Music imprint.
The Phillip Broussard Jr.-produced disc follows Stinson’s 2004 debut, “Village Gorilla Head,” and was recorded at his own (more snarkiness) BiPolar Bear Studios in L.A. All except for the title cut, that is, which was recorded on a day off from GNR’s 2010 world tour, in a Brussels hotel restaurant, with Guns’ Dizzy Reed and Richard Fortus backing him.
Some bands are struggling against the newly reconfigured DIY music industry, but Stinson swears he loves it, and he’s taken to it like a fish to water.
You can catch some video previews of “Mutiny” he’s posted at www.tommystinson.com. And if you happen to be in New York City during the month of August, catch him in person during his Thursday night residency at the Bowery Electric.