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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.
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Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade album art Hüsker Dü Pride Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (Album) SST Records US 1984 Sell This Version

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Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record album art Hüsker Dü Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record (Album) New Alliance Records, New Alliance Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising album art Hüsker Dü How To Skin A Cat (as Husker Du) and 2 more… Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (Album) SST Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Atrox album art Atrox (7) Data Control Atrox (7) - Atrox Not On Label (Atrox (7) Self-released) Italy 1985 Sell This Version
A1 Hüsker Dü - If I Only Had Brain album art Motorhome (3) All Tensed Up and 1 more… Motorhome (3) - If I Only Had Brain(Cass, Album) Livestock A1 US 1985 Sell This Version
none Hüsker Dü - X22 Cop Killer album art Butcher (6) Biggest Lie Butcher (6) - X22 Cop Killer(Cass, Album, Dem) Not On Label none France 1985 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade album art Hüsker Dü Dreams Reoccurring and 2 more… Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (Album) SST Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Warehouse: Songs And Stories album art Hüsker Dü Hüsker Dü - Warehouse: Songs And Stories (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - ...And Now You're Gone album art Calhoun Conquer Diane Calhoun Conquer - ...And Now You're Gone (EP) Chainsaw Murder Records, Chainsaw Murder Records Switzerland 1987 Sell This Version
EFA 04252-80 Hüsker Dü - Duck And Cover album art The Strangemen Diane The Strangemen - Duck And Cover(12", MiniAlbum) Vielklang EFA 04252-80 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
AAARRG 22 Hüsker Dü - Lost In Oneself album art Calhoun Conquer Diane Calhoun Conquer - Lost In Oneself(CD, Album) Aaarrg Records AAARRG 22 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
6.551 517 Hüsker Dü - Mi Smo Ovdje Samo Zbog Para album art Kud Idijoti Bandiera Rossa ( A) Anarhija - B) Podijeli Pa Vladaj - C) Junajted - D) Tečajna Lista - E) Solo ) Kud Idijoti - Mi Smo Ovdje Samo Zbog Para(LP, Album) Helidon 6.551 517 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
2009X3904 Hüsker Dü - Love Barge album art Big Dipper Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill (Live) Big Dipper - Love Barge(12") Epic 2009X3904 US 1990 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Gold album art Die Art Diane Die Art - Gold (Album) Zong, Semaphore Germany 1991 Sell This Version
H.P. 5 Hüsker Dü - The Wellknown And The Unknown Songs album art Die Art Diane Die Art - The Wellknown And The Unknown Songs(Cass, Comp) Hartmut H.P. 5 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
KK 003 Hüsker Dü - King Kong 3 album art Various Deadly Skies Various - King Kong 3(7", EP, Ltd) King Kong KK 003 Scandinavia 1992 Sell This Version
KP-004 Hüsker Dü - Subterfugiu album art Subterfugio* Subterfugio* - Subterfugiu(Cass) K7 Pirata KP-004 Portugal 1992 Sell This Version
IJR 004 Hüsker Dü - Ungawa Beepbeep album art In June I Apologize In June - Ungawa Beepbeep(CD, Album) Not On Label IJR 004 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Hüsker Dü - ...In Tokyo • Live At The Loft: July 6, 1994 album art Sebadoh What's Going On Sebadoh - ...In Tokyo • Live At The Loft: July 6, 1994(CD, Ltd) Bolide Records none US 1994 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Hello Bastards album art Lifetime (2) It's Not Funny Anymore Lifetime (2) - Hello Bastards (Album) Jade Tree US 1995 Sell This Version
none Hüsker Dü - Normale album art Discanto Pink Turns To Blue Discanto - Normale(Cass) Not On Label none Italy 1996 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Youth Attack! album art Charles Bronson Punch Drunk Charles Bronson - Youth Attack! (Album) Lengua Armada Discos US 1997 Sell This Version
ODCD-0231 Hüsker Dü - Red Hot Green Black album art Various Keep Hanging On Various - Red Hot Green Black(2xCD, Album, Comp) Oracle Records (2) ODCD-0231 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
WWR 001, GFWWR001 Hüsker Dü - Daneben album art Analstahl Diane Analstahl - Daneben(LP, 180) Wolfrat-Records, Gutfeeling WWR 001, GFWWR001 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
H101 Hüsker Dü - Spori Drum album art Lucid Mad Love Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill and 1 more… Lucid Mad Love - Spori Drum(CDr, Album) Home Taping H101 Yugoslavia 1999 Sell This Version

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kingtim666

kingtim666

March 29, 2019
edited 3 months ago
Up to the album New Day Rising they were one of my all time favorite bands. Those albums all still stand up as good today as they ever were. The albums that came after I didn't enjoy because Bob started to actually sing, and I much preferred his primal yelling of the lyrics to when he tried to sing. They just sounded like a "college radio alternative" band to me after NDR. It actually took me quite a few years to realize how good NDR is, before I would have stopped at Zen Arcade, but I picked up NDR one time on cd about 10 or so years ago, and really liked it. Everything Falls Apart And More cd is still my favorite though. I absolutely love the In A Free Land ep. I used to have the single for Eight Miles High, which I still love as well. Such great songwriting and execution from a 3 piece, they were just one of the greats of that era, hands down.
dpaulku

dpaulku

September 14, 2017
Grant Hart 1961 - 2017 R.I.P. Late Wednesday or early today, Grant passed away after a
bout with cancer. He was always nice to me...
http://www.startribune.com/husker-du-co-leader-grant-hart-56-dies-of-cancer/444400223/#1
Alastis

Alastis

March 8, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
One of quintessential 80s band which is rarely mentioned anywhere (although they were mentioned on VH1 100 Greatest Artists Artists of Hard Rock). Their music was inhumanely fast (witness their first record, live album "Land Speed Record" which was just a taster of what's to come), but had a traditional pop structure beneath the surface. Its a crying shame that they quit too early due to Grant Hart acting like an idiot, but in my book they remain one of the strongest hardcore/alternative bands that ever came to life.

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