14 Songs

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14 Songs
Studio album by Paul Westerberg
Released 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:57
Label Sire/Reprise
Producer Paul Westerberg, Matt Wallace
Paul Westerberg chronology
14 Songs
(1993)
Eventually
(1996)

14 Songs is the first official solo album from Paul Westerberg, former leader of The Replacements. In many ways, it's his second solo album, given that the final Replacements album, All Shook Down, was heavily packed with session musicians and marginalized the other three band members.

The album features contributions from Ian McLagan, former keyboardist for the Faces, a band that Westerberg has often cited as a favorite.

In an interview included with a special edition of the album, he explained that he started the record jamming with drummer Josh Kelly and former Georgia Satellites bassist Rick Price, but found that the combination wasn't working, requiring him to seek other players. (The only song featuring Kelly and Price is the opener, "Knockin' On Mine.") He also revealed that the album title was a reference to Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone Mixed [2]

By March 1996, 14 Songs had sold over 161,000 copies in the US.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Paul Westerberg. 

No. Title Length
1. "Knockin' On Mine"   3:43
2. "First Glimmer"   4:55
3. "World Class Fad"   3:27
4. "Runaway Wind"   4:23
5. "Dice Behind Your Shades"   4:11
6. "Even Here We Are"   1:39
7. "Silver Naked Ladies"   4:38
8. "A Few Minutes of Silence"   3:17
9. "Someone I Once Knew"   3:06
10. "Black Eyed Susan"   3:33
11. "Things"   3:21
12. "Something Is Me"   2:18
13. "Mannequin Shop"   3:11
14. "Down Love"   2:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Westerberg – guitar, keyboards, saxophone, vocals
  • Matt Wallace – bass, percussion, drums, background vocals
  • John Pierce – bass, piano, background vocals
  • Rick Price – bass, mandolin, background vocals
  • Josh Freese – drums
  • Josh Kelly – drums, background vocals
  • Ian McLagan – piano, background vocals
  • Michael Urbano – drums
  • Suzanne Dyer – background vocals
  • Joan Jett – background vocals
  • Laurie Lindeen – background vocals
  • Brian MacLeod – drums, background vocals

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Paul Westerberg and Matt Wallace
  • Mastered by Doug Sax

References[edit]

  1. ^ 14 Songs Paul Westerberg Allmusic.com Jack Rabid
  2. ^ [1] Archived January 14, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rosen, Craig (1996-03-16). "Paul Westerberg's 'Eventually' is now". Billboard (Los Angeles) 108 (11): 14–15. ISSN 0006-2510.