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JD McPherson: The Savior Rock and Roll Deserves

The last time I saw a band twice in a week was 1986. Hüsker Dü was and still is one of my favorite bands.

The first and only time I saw a band… 1,636 more words

Bob Mould Looks Back on His Closeted, ‘Self-Hating’ Days and Husker Du’s Legacy

Originally published in Spinner, July 6, 2011

In his 30-plus-year career, Bob Mould has always been known for his driving emotional music, whether its the highly-charged punk rock of Hüsker Dü or his solo career. 2,272 more words


Why No Love for Greg Norton?

Being in a band is all about politics.  Oh, you thought it was about the music?

Sure, it starts out like that.  It’s the organizing principle.   930 more words


A Taboo Financial Journey, With Soundtrack

I sit down to write with little focus, my digital tunes on random shuffle to provide inspiration, Sonic Youth crashing together on “Kool Thing,” its “K” representing the oppressive rampancy of racism and illiteracy and who knows what else in Gordon and Kim’s collective mind. 538 more words


The Bass Playing Thing

So yours truly got into Husker Du in a big way, but I would be remiss in not talking about The Bass Playing Thing.

Please take that image in because that, my friends, is what the first bass I owned looked like.   310 more words


The Avenging Dorkdom of Husker

What was is about Husker Du that made such an impression on me?  One thing was simply their relatively normal appearance.  People seem to forget before grunge came along that being in a rock band had a much more serious style component.  535 more words


Discovering Husker Du

Your humble narrator grew up in the 1980’s.  I don’t recommend that to anyone.  We had Ronald Reagan, yuppies, and AIDS. About the only thing I remember positively about the 80’s was the great American underground music scene. 688 more words