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Best Husker Du album?

Land Speed Record
2
2%
Zen Arcade
37
45%
New Day Rising
25
30%
Everything Falls Apart
6
7%
Flip Your Wig
4
5%
Candy Apple Grey
5
6%
Warehouse
4
5%
 
Total votes : 83

Best Husker Du Record

Postby DrAwkward on Mon May 15, 2006 10:28 am

Running through the first four albums this morning. I've dug on Zen Arcade for a long-ass time, but i think lately i'm realizing that i like a lot of the songs on New Day Rising better. I mean "Turn on the News" is legend, but "I Apologize" and "Books About UFOs" own me.

To be honest, i haven't heard a damn thing after Everything Falls Apart.

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Postby LBx on Mon May 15, 2006 10:39 am

anyone who claims anything other than Zen Arcade needs a reality check.

the three cd complete outtakes is a must. a great bit of history.

fav (best?) album of the decade.

i would name Celebrated Summer as my favorite song though, albums aside...
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Postby ctrl-s on Mon May 15, 2006 10:43 am

What strange land is Neo-Tokyo, WI, where Everything Falls Apart came out after New Day Rising?

I'll go with New Day Rising too, for compactness and consistency and ferocity. Plus "Celebrated Summer," yeah.
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Postby Adam CR on Mon May 15, 2006 10:44 am

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Warehouse is my favourite.

I know it's not a popular choice, and certainly Zen Arcade is a close second, but for me it's Warehouse.

Apart from the title track, I don't like New Day Rising much at all.
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Postby DrAwkward on Mon May 15, 2006 10:47 am

ctrl-s wrote:What strange land is Neo-Tokyo, WI, where Everything Falls Apart came out after New Day Rising?


Did i fuck that up? Guh, sorry.

There are periodic gaps and farts in my brain's punk rock database that stem from my staunch refusal to remove all the information i gathered about hair metal in my high school days (and there's a LOT of it).
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Postby tommydski on Mon May 15, 2006 10:50 am

i'll go one better and declare a state of rank!

zen arcade
new day rising
flip your wig
metal circus
candy apple gray
everything falls apart
warehouse
land speed record

'new day rising' is more concise than 'zen arcade' but there are times when the incredibly atonal recording buries the songs. also, 'zen arcade' has so many of the band's best songs that it pulls ahead by a nose. 'newest industry' is probably my favourite. well worthy of their rivals the minutemen actually. 'flip your wig' is another belter but the production probably isn't grubby enough. they probably got it just right on 'metal circus', which although only an ep, has some of their strongest material - especially when you add the 'eight miles high' single. 'candy..' is under-rated because of the albums that preceded it and also because it's out and out pop. it's better than the bloated 'warehouse', which suffers from hart and mould's reluctance to drop the weaker material. 'land speed record' is an unlistenable exercise in velocity and i can't be bothered with that kind of thing anymore tbh.

i'd recommend the bands that came out of the du, hart's nova mob and mould's sugar but not before buying their best solo albums first. both hart and mould released an incredible acoustic album after the split - 'intolerance' and 'workbook' respectively.
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Postby zom-zom on Mon May 15, 2006 10:56 am

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Postby tommydski on Mon May 15, 2006 10:57 am

and 'in a free land'?

'statues' is PiL lite really isn't it? nice groove though.
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Postby Adam CR on Mon May 15, 2006 10:58 am

tommydski wrote:
i'd recommend the bands that came out of the du, hart's nova mob and mould's sugar but not before buying their best solo albums first. both hart and mould released an incredible acoustic album after the split - 'intolerance' and 'workbook' respectively.


This is crazy talk of the craziest kind.

Workbook yes, but 'Intolerance' is all filler, no killer. Two good songs (Senses, 2541), and he even managed to fuck one of those up (2541) by re-recording it with electric guitar when clearly the original single version was as good as it was going to get.

Sugar were CRAP.

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Postby zom-zom on Mon May 15, 2006 11:06 am

Grant still plays shows in Mpls. fairly regularly, and it's usually surprisingly good stuff.
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Postby tommydski on Mon May 15, 2006 11:06 am

sugar were okay. if you liked 'warehouse' you should certainly like 'copper blue'. fuck it, there's stronger song-writing on 'copper blue' than on the final two husker du albums.

'intolerance' is also pretty good. again, only really for the husker du obsessive but it's not so bad.

i honestly don't listen to husker du or any of the hart/mould stuff anymore but i reckon between 16 and 18 they were a favourite of mine. i don't think it's fair to say i'm 'crazy' cos i liked silly pop music when i were nowt but a lad.
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Postby Adam CR on Mon May 15, 2006 11:07 am

tommydski wrote:sugar were okay. if you liked 'warehouse' you should certainly like 'copper blue'. fuck it, there's stronger song-writing on 'copper blue' than on the final two husker du albums.

'intolerance' is also pretty good. again, only really for the husker du obsessive but it's not so bad.


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Postby LBx on Mon May 15, 2006 11:07 am

Buzz Hungry were/are? pretty fun as well.

Sugar were not crap. although FU:EL does sound a bit "incomplete" in places. some great songs though.

Intolerance is pretty great i think. as is the oop live disc.
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Postby tommydski on Mon May 15, 2006 11:14 am

adam wrote:This is fighting talk.

i really don't care about bands after husker du, man.
honestly.

if you want me to get shitty say silkworm were crap or that you hate niggers or something.
husker du et al, say whatever the hell you like.
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Postby 154 on Mon May 15, 2006 11:14 am

either new day rising or metal circuis. god, both of those records are so great.

zen arcade i find myself listening to the first few songs, skipping about 8, listening to every other song or so 'til that god awful jam at the end. i just don't get its masterpiece status.
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Postby Adam CR on Mon May 15, 2006 11:24 am

tommydski wrote:
adam wrote:This is fighting talk.

i really don't care about bands after husker du, man.
honestly.

if you want me to get shitty say silkworm were crap or that you hate niggers or something.
husker du et al, say whatever the hell you like.


Crikey, I was only doing the kidding.

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Postby tommydski on Mon May 15, 2006 11:34 am

yeah, i know man.
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i thought we were 'in character'...
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Postby ctrl-s on Mon May 15, 2006 12:08 pm

Opinions may vary as to the preeminent album by the Du, but so far no one has mentioned the glaringly obvious fact that "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" off of New Day Rising is the greatest song of all time, space, and dimension, as determined by me upon listening to it five minutes ago for the first time in quite a while. Go put it on right now 'cause it will SMACK YOU UPSIDE THE HEAD.
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Postby tommydski on Mon May 15, 2006 12:17 pm

it is a great tune.

on paper it's an incredibly twee song but the delivery is downright vicious.
grant hart makes the line "up on heaven hill is where i wanna be, that girl, that bottle, that matress and me..." sound like an open invitation for war.

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Postby DrAwkward on Mon May 15, 2006 12:35 pm

ctrl-s wrote:Opinions may vary as to the preeminent album by the Du, but so far no one has mentioned the glaringly obvious fact that "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" off of New Day Rising is the greatest song of all time, space, and dimension, as determined by me upon listening to it five minutes ago for the first time in quite a while. Go put it on right now 'cause it will SMACK YOU UPSIDE THE HEAD.


See, that's the thing. Tomorrow or next week i may drift back toward thinking that Zen Arcade is a stronger album, but the best songs on New Day Rising are unfuckwithable in the strongest sense, and "Heaven Hill" and "UFOs" blow away any single tune off Arcade, methinks.
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