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What are they like?
Will I like them?
Where should I start?
Who have they influenced?
fast and loud. Bob Mould's guitars sound like Breaking Glass at times. They are a good band, a bit "serious" at times but still ace. Zen Arcade is a great record, as is New Day Rising. The only problem with this band's SST stuff is the shitty production lets it down a bit. Still...great angsty alcoholic speed freak band.
about the 'charm'!
Also, the songwriting competitiveness between Mould & Hart made this band interesting as they tried to out do each other. Greg Norton had a great 'tash too:
Sounds like something I would enjoy.
it was to be titled
Hardcore Husker Du>REM Husker DU
in tribute to the fact that i've been listening to Everything Falls Apart all day and its SO much more exciting than candy apple grey, warehouse or most of zen arcade.
just standard oldschool stuff, but with a bit more personality and quirkiness
AND a great Donovon cover
EFA is the worst Husker DU album IMO
its good hardcore, bitch
should i get landspeed?
I will killer you
I also love the way they took the bass riff from Sunshine Superman and repeated it for the 7 minutes of Statues, which has Bob Mould ranting thrashing his guitar over the top and some brilliant bitter lyrics.
Also keen on the recorded-in-a-basement sound of Amusement.
and no one has said sugar are better?
...I don't think you'll like them...
I like Bob Mould's s/t solo hubcap album, but I think I'm in a minority here.
start with Metal Circus, so underated, then get New Day Rising then Zen Arcade
Ibanez Flying V through an MXR Distortion+ and Roland Jazz Chorus factfans. I have a 1975/76 Ibanez Flying V, different from Bobs though, doesn't have the mad v tailpiece. Just thought I'd share that with yous. Falling back in love with my telecasters at the moment
Ibanez rocket roll senior (their version of the '58 flying V). You've got the rocket roll junior then?
I always thought he used Fender amps, but maybe that was later on. Don't forget the DBX 166 compressor too!
In my opinion. Ah hell I'm passionate about Bob (in a....oh never mind).
Best Husker's album is Zen Arcade.
Favourite track is Don't Wanna Know If You Are Lonely from Candy Apple Grey. Green Day cover nearly killed it though.
Sugar's Copper Blue (well the first 8 tracks anyway) & all of Beaster are as good as anything Husker Du ever did.
about Sugar being better is cute but so fucking wrong.
Zen Arcade is beautiful.
Husker Du but I prefer Minutemen-What Makes A Man Start Fires to Double Nickles On The Dime. I got WMAMSF and Metal Circus/New Day Rising when I was about 17 though and didn't get Zen Arcade or Double Nickels On The Dime until over ten years later so this explains it, fluffy attachment to songs I knew and loved as a young 'un
You must listen to the Minutemen too
I prefer the poppier side of their songwriting anyway. Warehouse for example has a lot of filler but some real gems, but a lot of fans don't like it.
My advice to the original poster would be that if he is serious about getting into HD, to start with Sugar then work back into Huskers material. I say this because the early stuff is so badly produced as to be offputting to the casual listener. SO;
Copper Blue (Sugar)
Warehouse: Songs & Stories
Candy Apple Grey
Flip Your Wig is not essntial
New Day Rising
Everything Falls Apart
'Everything Falls Apart' if you want rough, angry classic hardcore.
Sugar were...good. 'Copper Blue' is, anyway. I've got 'File Under Easy Listening' but never given it a chance, and I've heard 'Beaster' rules.
and I found it utterly underwhelming.
Cadd sent me some other stuff which is in my CD shelf somewhere (I'll have a proper look a bit later) and it was definitely better.
But I've heard a lot of their stuff and come to the conclusion I just don't think they're all that.
....and I call myself a fan? (Hangs head in shame).
They were like an ongoing competition between Grant Hart and Bob Mould for who could write the best songs.
New Day Rising is their best album (in my opinion).
Not really for fans of punk or shouty Husker Du, but this is one of my favourite Huskers-related records.
The answer is actually the Minutemen, but HD were great.
and Flip Your Wig. I hused to have these albums on cassette! True story. But that was back in '91. You take me back, you folks. I need to get these albums again *goes off to look for downloads*