Hüsker Dü

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.

Singles & EPs

Hüsker Dü - Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely album art Hüsker Dü / Green Day Hüsker Dü / Green Day - Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version
7-548181 (K1), R7-548181 Hüsker Dü - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Live) album art The Ramones* / Hüsker Dü The Ramones* / Hüsker Dü - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Live)(7", Single, Ltd, Ora) Rhino Records (2), Sire, Warner Bros. Records 7-548181 (K1), R7-548181 UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Extra Circus album art Hüsker Dü Extra Circus (EP) Numero Group US 2017 Sell This Version


Hüsker Dü - Eight Miles High / Makes No Sense At All album art Hüsker Dü Eight Miles High / Makes No Sense At All (EP, Comp) SST Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart And More album art Hüsker Dü Everything Falls Apart And More (Comp) Rhino Records (2) US 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-6853 Hüsker Dü - Do You Remember? album art Hüsker Dü Do You Remember?(CD, Comp, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-6853 US 1994 Sell This Version
Hüsker Dü - Savage Young Dü album art Hüsker Dü Savage Young Dü (EP, Comp) Numero Group US 2017 Sell This Version


Hüsker Dü - Makes No Sense... album art ハスカー・デュー* Makes No Sense... Hendring Japan 1985 Sell This Version


none Hüsker Dü - We Wish You A Merry Christmas album art Hüsker Dü We Wish You A Merry Christmas(Cass, Promo) Warner Bros. Records none US 1986 Sell This Version

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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.


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...


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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