75% Less Fat Since drummer Chris Mars quit the Replacements in 1990, he has done lots of fishing and camping. His second solo release, 75% Less Fat (produced,… 75% Less Fat Since drummer Chris Mars quit the Replacements in 1990, he has done lots of fishing and camping. His second solo release, 75% Less Fat (produced,… Chris Mars Rock
Music Review

75% Less Fat (1993)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Lead Performance: Chris Mars; Genre: Rock

Since drummer Chris Mars quit the Replacements in 1990, he has done lots of fishing and camping. His second solo release, 75% Less Fat (produced, sung, and played by Mars), features songs that reflect his new lifestyle. In ''Car Camping'' he sings, ''The fishing is good/We'll piss in the woods'' — followed by a real, live belch. This might've been funny out of a snotty punk in '79, but now it rings like any old redneck's crusty commentary. The music follows suit in beer-commercial-like riffs and bouncy, generic rhythms that, at best, sound like cheap imitations of his own musical past. D

Originally posted Apr 09, 1993 Published in issue #165 Apr 09, 1993 Order article reprints
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