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Hüsker Dü

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Hüsker Dü: Flip Your Wig

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 26 October 1985

I'VE GIVEN THIS some thought. Let's suppose – and it's not a weak notion – that four groups bond together the one significant play in ...


Hüsker Dü: Land Speed Record (New Alliance)

Review by Byron Coley, New York Rocker, 1982

FRENCH REVOLUTIONARIES of the 19th century had an interestin' way of equippin' their "human bombs." ...

Omega Tribe: No Love Lost (Corpus Cristi)/Hüsker Dü: Metal Circus (SST)

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 17 December 1983

"People talk about anarchy / and taking up a fight / Well I'm afraid of hings like that / I lock my doors at night" ...

Husker Dü

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

FORMED IN MINNEAPOLIS in the Summer of 1979, Husker Dü ("Do you remember" in Danish) released their first 45, 'Statues', in 1980. After their extensive ...

Iron Tamers: Hüsker Dü send out distress signals

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 14 January 1984

HÜSKER DÜ, signed to Black Flag’s SST label, are one of America’s mightiest hardcore trios. From Minneapolis, aching heart of the Midwest, they’ve sent out ...

Hüsker Dü: Zen Arcade (SST double — US import)

Review by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, 1 September 1984


Hüsker Dü: New Day Rising

Review by Don Watson, New Musical Express, 9 March 1985

THESE ARE fast times that we live in, something that dawned upon Hüsker Dü long before New Day Rising glimpsed the light. ...

Husker Dü: Camden Palace, London

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 25 May 1985

If they played like they looked, Husker Du’s music would be a slobbering mastodon rock without grace or curves or beauty. But from these angry ...

Husker Dü: The Thrash Aesthetic

Interview by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 8 June 1985

IN ONE OF HER more perceptive Time Out columns recently La Burchill took a hefty sideswipe at the video popsters' incessant flirtation with outsiderdom – ...

Punk Lives: The Minutemen, Meat Puppets and SST Records

Report and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 18 July 1985

They don't sound like the Ramones, and they don't look like the Sex Pistols, but bands like Hüsker Dü, the Minutemen and the Meat Puppets ...

Hüsker Dü: Marquee, London

Live Review by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 14 September 1985


Hüsker Dü: Marquee, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 14 September 1985

I WAS going to sign this piece off, "Once more Hüsker Dü prove themselves to be the most primally exciting group on the surface of ...

Hüsker Dü: Hüdü Gurus

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, 28 September 1985

"WHAT KIND of strings do you use on your axe, man?" ...

Minneapolis: The Art of the Heart of the Country

Report by Laura Fissinger, Record, October 1985

IF YOU believe music comes from a state of mind rather than a state on the map, now's a good time for a look at ...

Hüsker Dü: Candy Apple Grey

Review by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, March 1986

CANDY APPLE GREY is Hüsker Dü's fourth consecutive classic and their first album for a major label. Since 1982, this image-free Milwaukee [sic] trio of ...

Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum: Irving Plaza, New York

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 1 March 1986

SOUL ASYLUM are lean, scrappy, hungry. they play with a determination to make their mark quickly. They play to win. ...

Husker Du: Candy Apple Grey

Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 22 March 1986

LISTENING TO THIS vast, volatile music, up in its power and space, I suddenly realised that these attributes are the precise opposite of the experiences ...

Husker Dü: Powerhouse, Birmingham

Live Review by Simon Frith, Observer, The, 30 March 1986

The critics' choice: SIMON FRITH watches Husker Dü in Birmingham ...

Hüsker Dü: Not Bohemia, But Estonia!

Interview by Richard Riegel, Creem, June 1986

"HÜSKER DÜ" is Danish for "Do you remember?," and I do, I recall very clearly my meeting with the guys from the rock band of ...

Hüsker Dü: Candy Apple Grey (Warner Bros.)

Review by Lenny Kaye, Spin, July 1986

DÜ BE DÜ BE DÜ, as new next-door label-mate Hoboken Frank likes to say. The Hüskers have joined forces with the true hard corp(oration), a ...

Hüsker Dü: Candy Apple Grey (Warner Bros.)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Creem, August 1986

ALAS, ANOTHER cult band, after years of honest toil on a small but brave label, has debuted on one of those big, unsavory, decadent major ...

Husker Du: Warehouse: Songs And Stories (Warner Bros)

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 1987

THERE ARE several reasons why I’d like to backtrack a decade to my teenage years, but right now I can think of none better than ...

Hüsker Dü: Dü You Believe In Magic?

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 25 April 1987

Hüsker Dü, major-label guys, zoom on with their finest LP yet and an affirmation of their world view. RICHARD GRABEL is still a true believer ...

Hüsker Dü In Their Own Way

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, Creem, June 1987

"In Switzerland they kept slammin' the microphone into my face and throwing beer cans at us all night. So the next person that did it, ...

Husker Du: Why Aren’t They Massive?

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 27 June 1987

IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, the Replacements play me a tape of Husker Du’s live appearance on The Joan Rivers Show. It’s more than a little mindblowing. ...

Off the Underground Wall: Husker Du's Bob Mould

Interview by Bruce Pollock, Guitar, July 1987

IN A ROCK 'N' ROLL world seemingly littered with spandex sheep, Bob Mould is a definite character, from his solid, Midwestern farmboy semi-crew and lumpen ...

Hüsker Dü: Town And Country Club, Kentish Town, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, Sounds, 4 July 1987

EVER A man of the people, singer-guitarist Bob Mould was observed wandering through a jam-packed crowd, pint in hand and looking a good two stone ...

Husker Du and The Replacements: Euphoric… Urgent... Raucous... Drunk

Profile and Interview by Andy Gill, Q, August 1987

MINNEAPOLIS: it must be something they put in the water. ...

Bob Mould's Quiet Life After Husker Du

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, 19 August 1988

FOR THE BETTER part of the 1980s, Husker Du was the leading light of the American rock 'n' roll underground. The Minneapolis-based trio came crashing ...

Bob Mould: Out of the Warehouse

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Guardian, The, 21 July 1989

DESPITE THE flood of veterans currently patching up ancient quarrels for one last sack of ancient dollars, divorce rather than reconciliation remains the common fate ...

The Minneapolis Scene: Left Of The Dial

Overview by Marc Weingarten, Guitar World, August 1995

In the early Eighties, Hüsker Dü, The Replacements and a handful of other scruffy Minneapolis bands forged what is now known as indie rock. This ...

The Real Godfather of Grunge: Bob Mould's Modulate

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 20 March 2002

KURT COBAIN WAS a wonderful musician, but the combination of a best-selling record, a tabloid marriage and a lurid suicide inflated his reputation all out ...

Hüsker Dü: Zen Arcade (SST, 1984)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, 2004

IF PUNK WAS inherently anti-double-album, early ‘80s hardcore had no such qualms about going into extra time. When mighty Minneapolitans Hüsker Dü journeyed to the ...

see also Bob Mould


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