History Music / HuskerDu

16th Jan '16 1:48:08 AM bt8257
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'''Hüsker Dü''' were an American HardcorePunk[=/=]AlternativeRock band from [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities St. Paul, MN]] who were together from 1979-1988. They were composed of singer/guitarist/lyricist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton and drummer/lyricist Grant Hart. While they never had a hit record, among their most well-known work is the ConceptAlbum ''Zen Arcade,'' the follow-up ''New Day Rising'', their CoverVersion of Music/TheByrds' "Eight Miles High," and their single "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely," which was notably featured in the film ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' and covered by Music/GreenDay. They are regarded as seminal in the creation of the AlternativeRock and PostHardcore genres.
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'''Hüsker Dü''' were an American HardcorePunk[=/=]AlternativeRock band from [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities St. Paul, MN]] who were together from 1979-1988.1979–88. They were composed of singer/guitarist/lyricist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton and drummer/lyricist Grant Hart. While they never had a hit record, among their most well-known work is the ConceptAlbum ''Zen Arcade,'' Arcade'', the follow-up ''New Day Rising'', their CoverVersion of Music/TheByrds' "Eight Miles High," High", and their single "Don't Want To to Know If You Are Lonely," Lonely", which was notably featured in the film ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' and covered by Music/GreenDay. They are regarded as seminal in the creation of the AlternativeRock and PostHardcore genres.


* ConceptAlbum: ''Zen Arcade,'' which tells the story of a youth who leaves his unfulfilling home life to find that the world outside is even worse.
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* ConceptAlbum: ''Zen Arcade,'' Arcade'', which tells the story of a youth who leaves his unfulfilling home life to find that the world outside is even worse.

** While it had been an open secret in the punk community for some time, Bob Mould officially came out as gay in the early 90's.
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** While it had been an open secret in the punk community for some time, Bob Mould officially came out as gay in the early 90's.'90s.

* VocalTagTeam: Usually, Bob and Grant would each sing on the songs they individually wrote, though sometimes they'd each take different vocal sections on the same song.
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* VocalTagTeam: Usually, Bob and Grant would each sing on the songs they individually wrote, though sometimes they'd each take different vocal sections on the same song.song. ----
12th Jan '16 11:32:43 AM FulminataXII
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Though never finding mainstream success, the influence they had on bands such as Music/DinosaurJr, Music/ThePixies, Music/GreenDay, Music/FooFighters, and a plethora of others has secured their place as one of the most important bands in modern rock music.
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Though never finding Although mainstream success, success eluded them, the influence they had on bands such as Music/DinosaurJr, Music/ThePixies, Music/GreenDay, Music/FooFighters, and a plethora of others has secured their place as one of the most important bands in modern rock music.
11th Jan '16 12:10:41 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: "Reoccuring Dreams" clocks in at 13:47.
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* EpicRocking: "Reoccuring Dreams" clocks in at 13:47.13:47 (14:01 on some versions of the album). The band's early single "Statues" is 8:45. Finally, "Hardly Getting Over It" is 6:07.

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* EpicRocking: "Reoccuring Dreams" clocks in at 13:47.** On ''Everything Falls Apart'', "Punch Drunk" is 0:30, "Bricklayer" is 0:34, and "Obnoxious" is 0:55. Their usage of this trope would drop off with time.
8th Jan '16 11:14:44 AM FulminataXII
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their experimental side is probably best seen on ''Zen Arcade''. While the band's sound was still rooted in fast, blistering punk, their songwriting had become noticeably more melodic, and experimented with elements of folk, psychedelic, and piano interludes.
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their experimental side is probably best seen on ''Zen Arcade''. While the band's sound was still rooted in fast, blistering aggressive punk, their songwriting had become noticeably more melodic, and experimented experimenting with elements of folk, folk and psychedelic, and as well as including piano interludes.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their experimental side is probably best seen on ''Zen Arcade''. While the band's sound was still rooted in fast, blistering punk, SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The lyrics of their songwriting had become noticeably early material were decidedly on the cynical side, though as their career progressed they began to drift slightly more melodic, and experimented with elements of folk, psychedelic, and piano interludes.toward idealism.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their experimental side is probably best seen on ''Zen Arcade''. While StopBeingStereotypical: In "Real World" and "Deadly Skies", Mould rejects the band's sound was still rooted notion that punk bands need to constantly involve themselves in fast, blistering punk, radical politics, thus emancipating the band from some of the expectations imposed on them by their songwriting had become noticeably more melodic, and experimented with elements of folk, psychedelic, and piano interludes.subculture.
8th Jan '16 11:04:56 AM FulminataXII
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* VindicatedByHistory: They never managed to break out of the underground while they were still together, though after their demise they would come to be widely regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of their era. * VocalTagTeam: Usually, Bob and Grant would each sing on the songs they individually wrote, though occasionally they'd each take different vocal sections on the same song.
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* VindicatedByHistory: They never managed to break out of the underground while they were still together, though after their demise they would come to be widely regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of their era. * VocalTagTeam: Usually, Bob and Grant would each sing on the songs they individually wrote, though occasionally sometimes they'd each take different vocal sections on the same song.
8th Jan '16 11:04:10 AM FulminataXII
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* VindicatedByHistory: They never managed to break out of the underground while they were still together, though after their demise they would come to be widely regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of their era.
8th Jan '16 11:00:55 AM FulminataXII
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Though never finding mainstream success, the influence they had on bands such as Music/DinosaurJr., Music/ThePixies, Music/GreenDay, Music/FooFighters, and a plethora of others has secured their place as one of the most important bands in modern rock music.
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Though never finding mainstream success, the influence they had on bands such as Music/DinosaurJr., Music/DinosaurJr, Music/ThePixies, Music/GreenDay, Music/FooFighters, and a plethora of others has secured their place as one of the most important bands in modern rock music.
8th Jan '16 11:00:36 AM FulminataXII
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Rising tensions between the two primary songwriters, Mould and Hart, eventually led to the band's breakup in 1988. Since then, Mould and Hart have launched their own solo careers, while Norton became a restauratuer in the Twin Cities. Bob Mould has released an autobiography, while Grant Hart was the subject of a documentary, ''Every Everything, The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart''.
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Rising tensions between the two primary songwriters, Mould and Hart, eventually led to the band's breakup in 1988. Since then, Mould and Hart have launched their own solo careers, while Norton became a restauratuer in the Twin Cities. Bob Mould has released an autobiography, autobiography called ''See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody'', while Grant Hart was the subject of a documentary, ''Every Everything, The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart''. Hart''. Though never finding mainstream success, the influence they had on bands such as Music/DinosaurJr., Music/ThePixies, Music/GreenDay, Music/FooFighters, and a plethora of others has secured their place as one of the most important bands in modern rock music.
19th Dec '15 11:49:28 AM FulminataXII
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'''Hüsker Dü''' were an American HardcorePunk[=/=]AlternativeRock band from [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis, MN]] who were together from 1979-1988. They were composed of singer/guitarist/lyricist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton and drummer/lyricist Grant Hart. While they never had a hit record, among their most well-known work is the ConceptAlbum ''Zen Arcade,'' the follow-up ''New Day Rising'', their CoverVersion of Music/TheByrds' "Eight Miles High," and their single "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely," which was notably featured in the film ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' and covered by Music/GreenDay. They are regarded as seminal in the creation of the AlternativeRock and PostHardcore genres.
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'''Hüsker Dü''' were an American HardcorePunk[=/=]AlternativeRock band from [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN]] who were together from 1979-1988. They were composed of singer/guitarist/lyricist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton and drummer/lyricist Grant Hart. While they never had a hit record, among their most well-known work is the ConceptAlbum ''Zen Arcade,'' the follow-up ''New Day Rising'', their CoverVersion of Music/TheByrds' "Eight Miles High," and their single "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely," which was notably featured in the film ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' and covered by Music/GreenDay. They are regarded as seminal in the creation of the AlternativeRock and PostHardcore genres.
19th Dec '15 11:44:02 AM FulminataXII
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* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow Twin Cities punks Music/TheReplacements.
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