“I’m Not Sayin'” – The Replacements


Wow! New music by the Replacements, back together for a benefit EP for Replacements member Slim Dunlap who suffered a stroke last year and who will likely need round the clock care for the rest of his life, which his insurance doesn’t cover.

“I’m Not Sayin'” is a rockin’ cover of a terrific Gordon Lightfoot song, that was also covered by Nico in the 1960s (both versions were posted a while back on Dave’s Strange World). It’s nice to hear the Placemats back so strongly. And if you like what you hear, download the “Songs for Slim” EP from iTunes, Amazon, or from some other legitimate source. Proceeds are to help Slim. More details can be found below:


“I’m Not Sayin'” – Nico / Gordon Lightfoot


“I’m Not Sayin'” was an early pre-Velvet Underground single cut by Nico for Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Records in Britain around 1965 or so. It’s pretty boss mid-1960s folk pop with some great acoustic strumming by none other than Jimmy Page.

Nico’s version has a certain hip cachet these days, but not many people realize this is actually a cover of a Gordon Lightfoot song that was a hit in Canada the same year. The Lightfoot version is also highly recommended and included here as well.