Hüsker Dü ‎– Zen Arcade

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SST Records ‎– SST CD 027
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1 Something I Learned Today
Written-By – B. Mould*
1:58
2 Broken Home, Broken Heart
Written-By – B. Mould*
2:01
3 Never Talking To You Again
Written-By – G. Hart*
1:39
4 Chartered Trips
Piano – Bob*, Grant*Written-By – B. Mould*
3:33
5 Dreams Reoccurring
Written-By – Hüsker Dü
1:40
6 Indecision Time
Written-By – B. Mould*
2:07
7 Hare Krsna
Written-By – Hüsker Dü
3:33
8 Beyond The Threshold
Written-By – B. Mould*
1:35
9 Pride
Written-By – B. Mould*
1:45
10 I'll Never Forget You
Written-By – B. Mould*
2:06
11 The Biggest Lie
Written-By – B. Mould*
1:58
12 What's Going On
Piano – Grant*Vocals [Additional] – Dez*Written-By – G. Hart*
4:23
13 Masochism World
Written-By – B. Mould*, G.Hart*
2:43
14 Standing By The Sea
Noises [Yell] – SpotPiano – Grant*Written-By – G. Hart*
3:12
15 Somewhere
Words By – Grant*Written-By – B. Mould*, G. Hart*
2:30
16 One Step At A Time
Piano – Bob*Written-By – B. Mould*, G. Hart*
0:45
17 Pink Turns To Blue
Written-By – G. Hart*
2:39
18 Newest Industry
Piano – Bob*Written-By – B. Mould*
3:02
19 Monday Will Never Be The Same
Piano – Bob*, Grant*Written-By – B. Mould*
1:10
20 Whatever
Written-By – B. Mould*
3:50
21 The Tooth Fairy And The Princess
Written-By – B. Mould*
2:43
22 Turn On The News
Bass – Bob*Written-By – G. Hart*
4:21
23 Reoccurring Dreams
Written-By – Hüsker Dü
13:47

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Recorded and mixed at Total Access, Redondo Beach, CA, October 1983.

On back cover: © 1984 Cesstone Music (BMI) ℗ 1984 SST Records.
On CD: © 1984 Reflex Music (BMI) ℗ 1984 SST Records.
In Booklet: All songs ℗© 1984 Cesstone Music (BMI).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 18861-0027-2 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 018861002729
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SSTCD-027 5S MFD BY JVC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SSTCD-027 5S 41 MFD BY JVC
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SST 027 Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade(2xLP, Album) SST Records SST 027 US 1984 Sell This Version
SSTC 027 Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade(Cass, Album, Whi) SST Records SSTC 027 US 1984 Sell This Version
SST CD 027 Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade(CD, Album, RP) SST Records SST CD 027 US Unknown Sell This Version
SST 027 Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade(2xLP, Album, RP, Red) SST Records SST 027 US 1990 Sell This Version
SST 027 Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) SST Records SST 027 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Alastis

Alastis

December 3, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
"Zen Arcade" is, without a doubt, one of best albums to come out of the 80s. Its a conceptual masterpiece, dealing with the life of frustrated youth leaving his home who is uncertain about the future. Sonically, its a mix of tape experiments, rough punk/hardcore numbers and acoustic performances, as well - rather unusual for the time when it was released. Tragically, Husker Du were largely misunderstood by larger public which, at that time, was choosing either pre-packaged new wave or hair metal acts as their heroes. At the same time, "Zen Arcade" didn't fit into hardcore/punk ethos either, due to being a multi-dimensional and bizarre affair. While it was ignored upon its initial release, it doesn't say much about the record itself - its a powerful album, which was years ahead of many records released in the mid to late 80s.