Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hüsker Dü

Hüsker Dü - Metal Circus 1987
Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record 1988
Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart 1983/1992
01. Hüsker Dü - Metal Circus, 1983/1987 CD EP Reissue
     SST Records - SST CD 020
02. Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record, 1982/1988 CD Album Reissue
     SST Records - SST CD 195
03. Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart, 1983/1992 CD Unofficial Release
     Wild Angel Records - HÜDÜCD 1
Among the eternal pillars of US punk rock, let us digest the early layer of Hüsker Dü, the initial monster. Land Speed Record is an amazing noise train and Metal Circus has several hits. For the fans of the Articles Of Faith branch of US HC, this is the book of Genesis. After 1983 they became a bit too mellow for my young Discharge | Venom addicted self and I never took the time to catch up. I may very well like it now, let me check, even if Sugar was never my thing. Meanwhile, these 3 releases rock our heads until we lose a vertebra.
!ZER Hüsker Dü ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [everything zer circus]

I've been asked what about the links to books on this blog. Simple: it's my blog, I put whatever I want on it, and I love books, so I proselytize the ones I am reading (the good ones). I don't read the news, I read books. And it appears that nobody should read the news, what a happy coincidence. This list of book links does not evolve quickly because I do not read enough and I read several book simultaneously, so progress is pretty slow. I started the New Testament a few weeks ago, but I'm not putting this one on the list, it's too fucking awful. What a shameful waste of paper, but it's OK to read on the toilet. It's actually pretty funny.
I read books because I believe they make me think. Then I reread them, that's why I buy instead of borrowing them from the library. I love to be immersed for long periods of time in the tunnel of a single topic. As an elitist asshole, I have difficulties to take seriously opinions built upon plain feelings, news articles and "messages" from songs, novels or movies. Especially the noise from the infamous "alternative media". If corporate news weren't already bad and incompetent enough, there is now an increasing tide of pollution from these "independent" apes who'd do us all a favor playing with their feces instead. Whatever, boycott it all. Read a book. Amen.
BTW Montrealers who love books should take advantage of the 50% closing sale at the downtown Chapters library. There is going to be an underwear shop in its place. 2505 is nearer everyday.

And now, let us get in touch with the spirit of rock!


  1. Robert Fripp stated "Tuning a mellotron doesn't."

    Raymond J Raupers Jr states "Reading a puzzle isn't."

    Woodchuck Pirate
    aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA

    1. Two men enter a room.

      The first man writes "I think therefore I am."

      The second man writes "I am therefore I think."

      A third man enters the room and after reading what
      the first two men wrote, he then writes "This is puzzling."

      The first man's statement is incorrect.
      The second man's statement is fact.
      The third man's statement proves that reading doesn't a puzzle make.

      Reading a puzzle isn't.

      This isn't news.

      Woodchuck Pirate
      aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA

  2. By all means, check out the later HüDü Albums, especially Zen Arcade + New Day Rising.

    What a poor world we will have without books. Too bad most people don't read anymore these days. They rather get their brain fried with dumbed down TV shows, sensationalist newsflash bits and CGI invested blockbuster movies with weak plots and no wit at all.

    Seems they all willingly go Fahrenheit 451.

    Just my 2cents, the pretentious Asshole

    1. Absolutely, I know I like these two albums now, especially Zen Arcade (used to have the mp3s a few years ago). I still have to get a physical copy.

  3. voui je suis assez d'accord avec le commentaire au dessus, il faut pousser jusqu' a Zen Arcade, le suivant reste encore potable, du moins en live.

    n'est ce pas contradictoire d'aimer s'immerger dans le tunnel d'un sujet unique et de lire plusieurs livres en meme temps???
    ce serait plutot le meilleur moyen de se perdre dans la logique de chacun d'eux et au final de tous les comprendre de travers ou a moitie, non??

    1. J'ai 4 lieux de lecture : le chiotte du haut, le chiotte du bas, le canapé du salon et le lit. Les chiottes sont pour la bible et autres livres cons. Le lit et le canapé sont propices aux longues lectures intéressantes et passer 3 h sur le même bouquin ne provoque pas d'accident de compréhension lors de la séance suivante. En tout cas, ça fonctionne dans mon neurone, surtout si les sujets sont bien distincts.




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