Band: Hüsker Dü
Album: Zen Arcade
Release Date: July 1984
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Label: SST Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 23 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
Punk/hardcore trio who were formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in 1979. Hüsker Dü (which means "Do you remember" in Danish and Norwegian, but is actually spelt without diaereses) mixed pop and punk music and consisted of guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart. They started out as an aggressive hardcore thrash band before expanding to other musical formats. After releasing a string of albums, Hüsker Dü split in 1988 due to Grant Hart's alcohol and drug problems, and the suicide of the band's manager, David Savoy Jr., who was considered an important part of the band.
Bob Mould went on to form Sugar (5), whilst Grant Hart formed Nova Mob with both of them disbanding their respective groups in the mid-'90s and going on to only produce for their solo projects. Greg Norton is no longer involved in the music business, which he gave-up to become a restaurant owner.
Grant Hart died after battling cancer on September 14th 2017.
|A1||Something I Learned Today||1:58|
|A2||Broken Home, Broken Heart||2:01|
|A3||Never Talking To You Again||1:39|
|B1||Beyond The Threshold||1:35|
|B3||I'll Never Forget You||2:06|
|B4||The Biggest Lie||1:58|
|B5||What's Going On||4:23|
|B7||Standing By The Sea||3:12|
|C2||One Step At A Time||0:45|
|C3||Pink Turns To Blue||2:39|
|C5||Monday Will Never Be The Same||1:10|
|C7||The Tooth Fairy And The Princess||2:43|
|D1||Turn On The News||4:21|
©1984 Cesstone Music (BMI)
℗1984 SST Records
Recorded & mixed at Total Access, Redondo Beach, CA, October 1983
All songs ℗© Cesstone Music (BMI)
Whoever wrote the songs sings it, except for track C1
Track D2 is live-done track, no overdubs or funny stuff
Everything on the record is first-take, except for A1 & C4, which started too fast
We all throw chairs during track B2
There were only two out-takes from these sessions, "Dozen Beats Eleven" and "Some Kind Of Fun"
The whole thing took about 85 hours, the last 40 hours straight for mixing
Carducci wants another album already, but not another double LP
Early pressings were issued in a heavy pasteboard/tip-on gatefold sleeve (inside cardboard brown, not white). May include an SST catalog insert listing releases up to SST 028.