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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby Big John on Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:51 pm

I think in the best way they seemed to have a lot in common with the Buzzcocks. They had both speed and melody and could put them together into a catchy song. A rare thing.

Enjoy hearing them when ever I do which is rarely as they seem to reached a place of being rather obscure in spite of their popularity back in the day.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby tmidgett on Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:35 pm

You can't just dump low end on a Husker Du record.

They really sounded that way. Just totally blitzed treble attack.

It'd be like when Raw Power got remastered. Sounded tubby and weird.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby Verbs & Nouns on Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:08 am

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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby SecondEdition on Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:21 am



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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby DregsInTheCrowd on Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:51 am

SecondEdition wrote:


Are vintage MXR Distortions that expensive now?


Holy shit, if I had $240 to drop I would be all over this in a heartbeat.

And I own an MXR distortion.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby Robot McGearman on Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:13 pm

Grant Hart doc on hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/701862
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby the Classical on Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:08 pm

tmidgett wrote:You can't just dump low end on a Husker Du record.

They really sounded that way. Just totally blitzed treble attack.

It'd be like when Raw Power got remastered. Sounded tubby and weird.


I picked-up a nice condition old school lp copy of Zen Arcade recently and the record sounds fantastic, why the hell would you remix or remaster it? It sounds ferocious and odd and singular, you would neuter everything great about it by trying to make it sound "good" to REM fans
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby Dave//Eksvplot on Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:10 pm

Robot McGearman wrote:Grant Hart doc on hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/701862


Saw that several weeks ago. I think Hart came off pretty well, all things considered. And watching the documentary rekindled my interest in Husker Du a bit. I sold them short earlier in this thread. They were a pretty great band at their best.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby 154 on Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:45 pm

the Classical wrote:
tmidgett wrote:You can't just dump low end on a Husker Du record.

They really sounded that way. Just totally blitzed treble attack.

It'd be like when Raw Power got remastered. Sounded tubby and weird.


I picked-up a nice condition old school lp copy of Zen Arcade recently and the record sounds fantastic, why the hell would you remix or remaster it? It sounds ferocious and odd and singular, you would neuter everything great about it by trying to make it sound "good" to REM fans


I agree with both posts. Also, I find these records to be an interesting litmus test to determine who really 'gets it'. "Wahhh the recordings are bad" or "the singing is too quiet/off key" are the exact kinds of things my mom would say about music. I wonder why some people bother with underground music at all.

broken channels wrote:Can anyone recommend bands with a similar sound to Husker Du that are doing something cool with the style?


Maybe Leatherface? Though they are a bit more pop punk-y. Similar gruff, fucked up vocals and wall of melodic guitars.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby Bernardo on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:16 am

Squirrel Bait were definitely related, music-wise.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby taylor swiftboat orgy on Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:18 am

^Yup.
I'd throw AoF in their as well. Like stuff off of In This Life
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby taylor swiftboat orgy on Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:31 am

154 wrote:
the Classical wrote:
tmidgett wrote:You can't just dump low end on a Husker Du record.

They really sounded that way. Just totally blitzed treble attack.

It'd be like when Raw Power got remastered. Sounded tubby and weird.


I picked-up a nice condition old school lp copy of Zen Arcade recently and the record sounds fantastic, why the hell would you remix or remaster it? It sounds ferocious and odd and singular, you would neuter everything great about it by trying to make it sound "good" to REM fans


I agree with both posts. Also, I find these records to be an interesting litmus test to determine who really 'gets it'. "Wahhh the recordings are bad" or "the singing is too quiet/off key" are the exact kinds of things my mom would say about music. I wonder why some people bother with underground music at all.


Agreed. And to which I'll add in a more general sense - god forbid, if we ever value this type of art enough to dare call something a masterpiece.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby LBx on Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:41 pm

the Classical wrote:
tmidgett wrote:You can't just dump low end on a Husker Du record.

They really sounded that way. Just totally blitzed treble attack.

It'd be like when Raw Power got remastered. Sounded tubby and weird.


I picked-up a nice condition old school lp copy of Zen Arcade recently and the record sounds fantastic, why the hell would you remix or remaster it? It sounds ferocious and odd and singular, you would neuter everything great about it by trying to make it sound "good" to REM fans

Tell that to Grant... (Never saw them play. Just stumbled upon this.)
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby rappard on Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:30 pm

Husker Du, 1986-05-09, Los Angeles (412 MB):
http://we.tl/XGAivzvcQt
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby the Classical on Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:53 am

I don't know if the Huskers ever recorded "2541" it's from the New Day Rising , apparently Bob didn't like it and it probably never made it out of the practice pad.

Can you imagine how insane New Day Rising would have been if you say swapped out "How to Skin a Cat" for "2541"?
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby rappard on Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:27 am

Husker Du, 1983-08-12, Minneapolis (342 MB): http://we.tl/xP65oTG4wQ
Husker Du, 1986-04-12, New York (537 MB): http://we.tl/lIhKWQQdg1
Husker Du, 1986-05-07, Los Angeles (435 MB): http://we.tl/x1ovtJk2t1

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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby tallchris on Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:00 am

big_dave wrote:Can we talk about Grant's songs on Warehouse?

Last two are raw. Along with "2541", that's some trifecta. Was "2541" really a Huskers outtake? It seems like the real "last" song to those two. Man.


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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:22 pm

From Metal Circus through New Day Rising, they were one of the best bands in the land. Only saw 'em once, at the Jockey Club up in Newport, with Squirrel Bait opening. I'm thinking it was 1986. The stage diving was so relentless that Mould was getting hit in the mouth with his mic all night and Norton was shoving people out of the way with his bass. They were pissed off and fucking incredible playing to all those Cincinnati assholes. "New Day Rising" has gotta be one of the best set openers ever. Unlike most bands of the era, I find myself enjoying their records more and more--or at least the three I regularly listen to.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby rappard on Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:33 am

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:From Metal Circus through New Day Rising, they were one of the best bands in the land. Only saw 'em once, at the Jockey Club up in Newport, with Squirrel Bait opening. I'm thinking it was 1986.
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Re: Band: Husker Du

Postby rappard on Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:15 am

Husker Du, 1981-07-13, Portland (283 MB):
http://we.tl/KhBxmUKPWH
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