Profile:
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.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:

Albums

none Hüsker Dü - The March Guide album art Various An Interview With Hüsker Dü and 1 more… Various - The March Guide(Cass, Smplr) Warner Bros. Records none 1986 Sell This Version
none Hüsker Dü - SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #5 album art Various Don't Try To Call (as Husker Du) Various - SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #5(Cass, Promo, Smplr, CrO) SST Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
LS001 Hüsker Dü - Favorite Recorded Scream album art LeRoy Stevens Scream (Lifeline) (as Husker Du) LeRoy Stevens - Favorite Recorded Scream(LP) Small World LS001 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Various In A Free Land Various - DIY The System(Cass) Not On Label none Germany 2011 Sell This Version
SP1015, none Hüsker Dü - METZ album art METZ Indecision Time METZ - METZ(LP, Album + CD, Ltd) Sub Pop, Not On Label SP1015, none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Hüsker Dü - B.I.L.T. album art Vieja Viajes Dreams Reoccuring and 2 more… Vieja Viajes - B.I.L.T.(Cass, Album, Mixtape, P/Unofficial) not on label none US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Hüsker Dü - Ten Inches Of Fear / 60 Minutes Of Fear album art JD Twitch Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely JD Twitch - Ten Inches Of Fear / 60 Minutes Of Fear (Comp) Rvng Intl., Rvng Intl. US 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

Hüsker Dü - Barefoot And Pregnant album art Various Signals From Above and 1 more… Various - Barefoot And Pregnant (Comp) Reflex Records (5) US 1982 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Charred Remains album art Various Bricklayer Various - Charred Remains (Comp) Noise Records (12) US 1982 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Kitten Kompilation album art Various It's Not Fair Various - Kitten Kompilation (Comp) Reflex Records (5) US 1982 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Underground Hits 2 album art Various Lifeline and 1 more… Various - Underground Hits 2 (Comp) Aggressive Rockproduktionen Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - The Blasting Concept album art Various Real World Various - The Blasting Concept (Comp) SST Records US 1983 Sell This Version
06 Hüsker Dü - Bang Zoom Issue #6 album art Various Interview and 1 more… Various - Bang Zoom Issue #6(Cass, Comp) Bang Zoom 06 US 1983 Sell This Version
LR 003 Hüsker Dü - Code Blue album art Various In A Free Land (Live Tucson, AZ 12/28/82) and 2 more… Various - Code Blue(Cass, Comp) Last Rites LR 003 US 1984 Sell This Version
NME 011 Hüsker Dü - Department Of Enjoyment album art Various Real World Various - Department Of Enjoyment(Cass, Comp) New Musical Express NME 011 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse album art Various Won't Change Various - A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse (Comp) Giorno Poetry Systems Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Nr. 9 Hüsker Dü - 59 To 1 Nr. 9 album art Various I Apologize Various - 59 To 1 Nr. 9(Cass, Comp, C60) 59 To 1 Nr. 9 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - The 7 Inch Wonders Of The World album art Various Eight Miles High and 3 more… Various - The 7 Inch Wonders Of The World (Comp) SST Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - The Blasting Concept Volume II album art Various Erase Today Various - The Blasting Concept Volume II (Comp) SST Records US 1986 Sell This Version
none Various Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely Various - What Do The Critics Know?(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Warner Bros. Records, Sire none US 1986 Sell This Version
GIV 3 Hüsker Dü - NME's Big Four album art Various Ticket To Ride Various - NME's Big Four(7", Comp) New Musical Express GIV 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
GPS 038 CD Hüsker Dü - Smack My Crack album art Various Won't Change Various - Smack My Crack(CD, Comp) Giorno Poetry Systems GPS 038 CD UK 1987 Sell This Version
841 219-2 Hüsker Dü - Hifi Visionen Top-CD 2 Feuerwerk - Spektakuläre Baß- und Schlagzeugaufnahmen album art Various Charity, Chastity, Prudence And Hope Various - Hifi Visionen Top-CD 2 Feuerwerk - Spektakuläre Baß- und Schlagzeugaufnahmen(CD, Comp) Hifi Vision 841 219-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Duck And Cover album art Various Eight Miles High (as Husker Du) Various - Duck And Cover (Comp) SST Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Never Mind The Mainstream...The Best Of MTV's 120 Minutes Vol. 2 album art Various Could You Be The One? Various - Never Mind The Mainstream...The Best Of MTV's 120 Minutes Vol. 2 (Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Special Products US 1991 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 5 Reviews

Add Review

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.

Lists Add to List

Videos (121) Edit