With the first video off their major label debut, "Tim," the 'Mats updated Groucho's Law for the hardcore era: They would never, ever belong to any cable music channel that would have them as a member. Consisting of one crude, four-minute black-and-white zoom-out from a stereo speaker blasting the song, the vid raises a defiant middle finger against the already hardened cliches of MTV rawk. "We are the sons of no one/Bastards of young," yowls Paul Westerberg in the chorus. How nice to find a band that actually means what it sings.
— Ty Burr, Globe Staff
Watch the music video: "Bastards of Young" by The Replacements (MTV)