Hüsker Dü ‎– Zen Arcade

Label:
SST Records ‎– SST 027
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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A1 Something I Learned Today
Written-By – B. Mould*
1:58
A2 Broken Home, Broken Heart
Written-By – B. Mould*
2:01
A3 Never Talking To You Again
Written-By – Grant Hart
1:39
A4 Chartered Trips
Piano – Bob*, Grant*Written-By – B. Mould*
3:33
A5 Dreams Recurring
Written-By – B. Mould*, G. Hart*, G. Norton*
1:40
A6 Indecision Time
Written-By – B. Mould*
2:07
A7 Hare Krsna
Performer [Did All The Stuff] – Grant*Written-By – B. Mould*, G. Hart*, G. Norton*
3:33
B1 Beyond The Threshold
Written-By – B. Mould*
1:35
B2 Pride
Written-By – B. Mould*
1:45
B3 I'll Never Forget You
Written-By – B. Mould*
2:06
B4 The Biggest Lie
Written-By – B. Mould*
1:58
B5 What's Going On
Piano – Grant*Written-By – G. Hart*
4:23
B6 Masochism World
Written-By – B. Mould*, G. Hart*
2:43
B7 Standing By The Sea
Piano – Grant*Voice [Yell] – SpotWritten-By – G. Hart*
3:12
C1 Somewhere
Lyrics By [Words] – Grant*Written-By – B. Mould*, G. Hart*
2:30
C2 One Step At A Time
Piano – Bob*Written-By – B. Mould*, G. Hart*
0:45
C3 Pink Turns To Blue
Written-By – G. Hart*
2:39
C4 Newest Industry
Piano – Bob*Written-By – B. Mould*
3:02
C5 Monday Will Never Be The Same
Piano – Bob*, Grant*Written-By – B. Mould*
1:10
C6 Whatever
Written-By – B. Mould*
3:50
C7 The Tooth Fairy And The Princess
Performer [Did All The Stuff] – Bob*Written-By – B. Mould*
2:43
D1 Turn On The News
Bass – Bob*Written-By – G. Hart*
4:21
D2 Recurring Dreams
Written-By – B. Mould*, G. Hart*, G. Norton*
13:47

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Notes

©1984 Cesstone Music (BMI)
℗1984 SST Records
Recorded & mixed at Total Access, Redondo Beach, CA, October 1983
All songs ℗© Cesstone Music (BMI)
Whoever wrote the songs sings it, except for track C1
Track D2 is live-done track, no overdubs or funny stuff
Everything on the record is first-take, except for A1 & C4, which started too fast
We all throw chairs during track B2
There were only two out-takes from these sessions, "Dozen Beats Eleven" and "Some Kind Of Fun"
The whole thing took about 85 hours, the last 40 hours straight for mixing
Carducci wants another album already, but not another double LP

Early pressings were issued in a heavy pasteboard/tip-on gatefold sleeve (inside cardboard brown, not white). May include an SST catalog insert listing releases up to SST 028.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched; variant 1): SST-2-027-A, L-17380, K disc, FALLING, SHIRLEY - EVERYTIME I SQUARE OFF AGAINST SOMEONE'S GOD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched; variant 1): SST-2-027-B, L-17380, I SPEND THE REST OF THE NIGHT (OR DAY) HALLUCINATING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout - etched; variant 1): SST-2-027-C, L-17380, AND NOW IT IS THE VISIONS OF A JOYOUS HELL...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout - etched; variant 1): SST-2-027-D, L-17380, ...WITHIN THE CIRCUITS THAT MAKE PAC-MEN DIE AND VESSELS DISINTEGRATE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched; variant 2): SST-2-027-A L-17380 Kdisc [stamped] FALLING, SHIRLEY - EVERYTIME I SQUARE OFF AGAINST SOMEONE'S GOD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched; variant 2): SST-2-027-B I SPEND THE REST OF THE NIGHT (OR DAY) HALLUCINATING. L-17380
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout - etched; variant 2): SST-2-027-C AND NOW IT IS THE VISIONS OF A JOYOUS HELL... L-17380
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout - etched; variant 2): SST-2-027-D ....WITHIN THE CIRCUITS THAT MAKE PAC-MEN DIE AND VESSELS DISINTEGRATE... ☉ L-17380
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

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

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luigitenax

luigitenax

June 17, 2017
What is "tip-on sleeve"?I have copy with brown inside cardboard,but i don't know what it means.
Thanks
Luigi
J_DAVE

J_DAVE

May 14, 2017
Not all of them. I bought my copy first week out in Minneapolis. Matrix numbers match above exactly as well. Definitely not Quiex II vinyl. Yes, it does have $12.98 on the spine. Regarding purple / blue: I think they are the same, just a printing variation.
warsperfume

warsperfume

April 30, 2017
Want an easy way to check for pre-90s pressings? Put the record up to a bright light, it should look translucent brown and opaque black when taken away from the light. Most copies pressed in the 80s were on this Quiex II type vinyl.
jeffn66

jeffn66

April 19, 2017
This, and the rest of their catalog produced by Spot, (especially New Day Rising) is begging for a proper remastering. Sound is too thin. Wish they could put aside their differences to arrange for a good remaster/reissue campaign.
warsperfume

warsperfume

June 8, 2016
Does this version also have the S12.98 on the spine? I can just barely make it out in the pictures.
warsperfume

warsperfume

June 5, 2016
I've come across a copy that has the matrix numbers for this version, but the inside of the gatefold is purple, instead of blue, like this version: https://www.discogs.com/H%C3%BCsker-D%C3%BC-Zen-Arcade/release/2639254 Any help identifying it would be great!