Vice magazine's music channel, Noisey, teamed up with Music Video Distributors to legally stream the doc on YouTube for free in its entirety. The movie, directed by Gorman Bechard, tells the story of the unpredictable Minneapolis band entirely through fans, critics and friends – the band members never make an appearance in the movie at all, perhaps because they were never sober enough to remember what exactly happened during some of their infamous shows. It's said that audiences never really knew whether the Replacements would be sober enough to play a show they booked until they actually turned up onstage and started playing. You can watch Color Me Obsessed below, while it lasts. We can't imagine that they'll keep this up indefinitely, since the movie was recently released on DVD. Keep an eye out for New York Times writer David Carr, Tommy Ramone, Grant Hart and Greg Norton of Hüsker Dü.
And just because, here's a 1984 bootleg of the Replacements' playing CBGBs, "Live and Drunk."
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