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Sunday, August 30, 2009

HÜSKER DÜ (ABO #262)


HÜSKER DÜ
DIVIDE & CONQUER

Hüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer Grant Hart. Hüsker Dü never achieved mainstream success, but attained an influence far larger than their modest sales figures would indicate. Following a series of successful albums, including Zen Arcade (1984) and New Day Rising (1985), the band signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1986, becoming one of the first American underground rock bands to sign with a major record label.
Hüsker Dü first gained notice as a hardcore punk band with thrashing tempos and screamed vocals. The band developed a more melodic musical style as they drifted away from their early sound, helping to develop the early alternative rock sound in the process. Mould and Hart split the songwriting and singing duties; Mould's lyrics were known for being more soul-searching and intense than the often whimsical and cryptic ones of Hart.
Hüsker Dü broke up in 1987 without having achieved a popular breakthrough. Mould formed another band, Sugar, in the early 1990s and has embarked on a sporadic solo career; Hart and Norton have been less active since Hüsker Dü's demise. Although never experiencing commercial success, Hüsker Dü influenced a number of later pop punk and alternative rock bands, such as Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Superchunk, Green Day, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters, and Justin Broadrick of Godflesh cites them as 'one of the most important bands of all time.'
(source: Wikipedia)







My HÜSKER DÜ List
1 - Candy Apple Grey (1986)
2 - New Day Rising (1985)
3 - Zen Arcade (1984)

4 - Flip Your Wig (1985)
5 - Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987)

6 - Everything Falls Apart (1982)
7 - Land Speed Record (1981)

7 comments:

julien said...

Génial !
Là tu assures !
mille mercis

awopbopalubop said...

my to 10 gigs is an everchanging feast, but Husker Du at the Camden Palace, London ( now the Koko) appears regularly. a great band. whenever anyone moans about the Nirvana ripping of the pixies, I point them towards Husker Du and say "everyone learns from someone"

If you get a chance check out their version the "Theme From Cheers" and the Beatles " Eight Days A Week"

TT

dick said...

great thank you

Vaughn said...

Merci, fantastic compilation!
If you haven't heard Grant Hart's, INTOLERANCE lp, I highly recommend it as one of the great "lost" records of the last 20 years and my favorite solo project of the Hüsker's. And Bob Mould's, WORKBOOK, is pretty amazing also.

Nazz Nomad said...

you forgot "Metal Circus"- which I would put in their top 4.

S.F.P. said...

Ho no, I did not.
First, Metal Circus is just an EP, second it's not up to any of the following works imo.

Nazz Nomad said...

OK- but I absolutley love Metal Circus- and I think it actually is longer than Land Speed Record !