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Filter Magazine pays homage to the Replacements' Let it Be

The September issue of Filter Magazine will feature a Replacements Let it Be tribute on its cover -- only in place of Paul, Bob, Tommy, and Chris, Filter arranged the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on what they refer to as "an iconic indie rock rooftop," complete with a shirtless Danny Devito peering out the window.

What do you think: Cool tribute, or unabashed blasphemy?

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The Replacements Midway poster inspired by classic Twins logo

Here's a larger version of the Filter cover:

Filter Magazine pays homage to the Replacements' Let it Be

And the original Let it Be cover, shot by Dan Corrigan:

Filter Magazine pays homage to the Replacements' Let it Be

Thanks to our friend Stacy for the heads up.

Update: This is not the only instance of art imitating life when it comes to the Replacements, though.

Next: More artistic interpretations featuring and inspired by the 'Mats.

 

Last year, Minneapolis painting and restoration company Tigerox was hired to do some work on 2215 Bryant Ave S., the residence featured on the cover of Let it Be.

Filter Magazine pays homage to the Replacements' Let it Be

They couldn't resist recreating the iconic shot while they were there. Read more on how this photo came about.

Next, 89.3 the Current decided to get in on the fun with a Lego recreation of the famous Corrigan shot.

Filter Magazine pays homage to the Replacements' Let it Be
Leah Garaas/MPR

Finally, the Replacements themselves copied another iconic image earlier this year when they announced their first Twin Cities show in more than 20 years at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. Using the Minnesota Twins logo as their inspiration, an unforgettable flyer emerged. More on that here.

Filter Magazine pays homage to the Replacements' Let it Be
Replacements artwork by Kii Arens

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