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BRAVE / PRAXIS: Audio ::: Hüsker Dü

Audio ::: Hüsker Dü

15 March 2011, 19:35

Hüsker Dü‘s live album, The Living End, starts strong—the lyrics to “New Day Rising” are easy to know. Say “new day rising” and then repeat it 36 times. Guitars and screaming, redundant lyrics…not bad. Other notable songs on the album are “She Floated Away”, “Books About UFO’s”, “Divide and Conquer”, and a cover of the Ramone’s “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”. I could try to describe the subtleties of rhythm or the influence that Mr. Mould, et al. had on the future of college radio and indie music—but I’d be reaching beyond the grasp of my own tastes and knowledge. Seek others for this information. I like their music and so did others. I first caught on to Bob Mould with daily doses of Sugar and their album Copper Blue from way back when. The songs “A Good Idea” and “Man On The Moon” quickly come to mind. It’s probably been 15 years since I put in either CD, but the last time pest control came to spray the house he looked at a stack of music and said, “Hüsker Dü—I got that one…” I thought I’d give them another listen. I suggest you do the same.

Sources/Additional Information:
Hüsker Dü
Bob Mould
“A Side of Rock” by Megan Riley; Minneapolis + St Paul Magazine
Image of Cover from
Band Photo by Daniel Corrigan