A song about the band The Replacements
, anti-heroes of the Minneapolis scene. The song is quite funny, as "I Don't Wanna!" is howled just like Paul Westerberg
in the Tim
era, ca. 1985. "Tommy" is Tommy Stinson
, teenage bassist of the band.
Because of this song, people used to think that They Might Be Giants were somehow connected to The Replacements; once, they were introduced on Late Night With David Letterman as the band's roadies. As far as I know, there is no real relation between the two bands, except for the fact that Chris Mars, the Mats' ex-drummer, released a solo album on Bar-None records, which used to release TMBG records.