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Hüsker DüZen Arcade

Label:SST Records – SST 027
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Large Pressing Ring
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Hardcore, Punk

Tracklist

A1Something I Learned Today
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Written-ByB. Mould*
1:58
A2Broken Home, Broken Heart
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Written-ByB. Mould*
2:01
A3Never Talking To You Again
Lead VocalsGrant Hart
Written-ByGrant Hart
1:39
A4Chartered Trips
Lead VocalsBob Mould
PianoBob*, Grant*
Written-ByB. Mould*
3:33
A5Dreams Reoccurring
Written-ByB. Mould*, G. Hart*, G. Norton*
1:40
A6Indecision Time
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Written-ByB. Mould*
2:07
A7Hare Krsna
Lead VocalsGrant Hart
Performer [Did All The Stuff To]Grant*
Written-ByB. Mould*, G. Hart*, G. Norton*
3:33
B8Beyond The Threshold
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Written-ByB. Mould*
1:35
B9Pride
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Written-ByB. Mould*
1:45
B10I'll Never Forget You
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Written-ByB. Mould*
2:06
B11The Biggest Lie
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Written-ByB. Mould*
1:58
B12What's Going On
Lead VocalsGrant Hart
PianoGrant*
Vocals [Sang]Dez*
Written-ByG. Hart*
4:23
B13Masochism World
Lead VocalsGrant Hart
Written-ByB. Mould*, G. Hart*
2:43
B14Standing By The Sea
Lead VocalsGrant Hart
PianoGrant*
Voice [Yell]Spot
Written-ByG. Hart*
3:12
C15Somewhere
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Lyrics By [Words]Grant*
Written-ByB. Mould*, G. Hart*
2:30
C16One Step At A Time
PianoBob*
Written-ByB. Mould*, G. Hart*
0:45
C17Pink Turns To Blue
Lead VocalsGrant Hart
Written-ByG. Hart*
2:39
C18Newest Industry
Lead VocalsBob Mould
PianoBob*
Written-ByB. Mould*
3:02
C19Monday Will Never Be The Same
PianoBob*, Grant*
Written-ByB. Mould*
1:10
C20Whatever
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Written-ByB. Mould*
3:50
C21The Tooth Fairy And The Princess
Lead VocalsBob Mould
Performer [Did All The Stuff On]Bob*
Written-ByB. Mould*
2:43
D22Turn On The News
BassBob*
Lead VocalsGrant Hart
VocalsOther Folks*
Written-ByG. Hart*
4:21
D23Reoccurring Dreams
Written-ByB. Mould*, G. Hart*, G. Norton*
13:47
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Notes

This pressing can best be identified by the large pressing ring on labels.

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.

Tracks are numbered sequentially on the labels. Track C19 is numbered '2' on the side C label.

A5 is titled "Dreams Reoccurring" on back cover and "Dreams Recurring" on label
D23 is titled "Reoccurring Dreams" on back cover and "Recurring Dreams" on label

©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 C15
Track D23 is live-to-2 track, no overdubs or funny stuff
Everything on the record is first-take, except for A1 & C18, which started too fast
We all throw chairs during track B9
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

Runouts are etched, except for Kdisc (which is stamped.)

Lacquer cutting, plating companies derived from runouts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

Other Versions (5 of 26)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Zen Arcade (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Aggressive Rockproduktionen, Aggressive RockproduktionenAG 0036, 80-1639Germany1984
Zen Arcade (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)SST RecordsSST 027UK1984
Recently Edited
Zen Arcade (Cassette, Album, White Shell)SST RecordsSSTC 027US1984
New Submission
Zen Arcade (Cassette, Album, Clear Shell)SST RecordsSSTC 027US1984
Recently Edited
Zen Arcade (CD, Album, Reissue)SST RecordsSST CD 027US1987

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  • _CHAIRMANoftheBORED_'s avatar
    Please pay attention that there are pressings with first pressing vinyl (large pressing rings), but regular gatefold sleeves (white inside), which are the versions that I see most of the time. They fill the lartge gap between 1984 and 1989 when the rainbo versions has been pressed.

    Unfortunately a lot submitters have used these scans of the tip-on sleeve for their versions as well (not seeing the difference I suppose), even for UK pressings!

    Just the very first batch has had these old tip-on sleeves!
    • modulok1984's avatar
      modulok1984
      Edited one year ago
      A LOT of people are selling the second pressing as first pressing here. It’s quite easy to distinguish them as the labels are different, or rather the pressing ring(s) on the labels.

      First pressing = one big pressing ring (as in the pics)
      Second pressing = one big and one smaller pressing ring
      Later pressings = one small pressing ring

      It’s really not that complicated

      If you wanna be 100% you’re getting a first press; ask for pics, or just get the UK pressing instead.
      • SartoriTangier's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        I noticed that you can still buy this album on vinyl directly off of SST’s store - question is are the copies being sold from there new (old) stock original pressings or modern repressings that used the same stampers?

        EDIT 9/22: Thanks everyone for your input, I lucked out and scored an original 1st press and I can confirm that it looks like the original wasn’t pressed at Rainbo, but all subsequent repressings were based on the matrix info

        • heavenlycreatues's avatar
          "Early pressings were issued in a heavy pasteboard/tip-on gatefold sleeve (inside cardboard brown, not white)."

          So a brown inside cardboard indicates a first press?
          • iansvintage's avatar
            iansvintage
            I have a couple of copies of this that doesn't seem to match any of the listed releases.

            Mine has the following:

            SST-020 on the spine, but the catalog number is not on the vinyl labels or the back cover.
            Side A: Real World, Deadly Skies, It's Not Funny Anymore, First Of The Last Calls.
            Side B (45 RPM): Lifeline, Diane, Out On A Limb
            Side A Etchings: SST-020-A THAT OLD STAINLESS CHARITY. IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW, SHIRLEY. L-15122, kdisc (stamp)
            Side B Etchings: SST-2-027-D ...WITHIN THE CIRCUITS THAT MAKE PAC-MEN DIE AND VESSELS DISINTEGRATE L-17380
            Held up to the light, it's translucent brown, but black without light. Indicating this seems to be Quiex II vinyl.

            Seems to be very similar to this release: https://www.discogs.com/H%C3%BCsker-D%C3%BC-Metal-Circus/release/6548039
            But with different B-side tracks.
            • J_DAVE's avatar
              J_DAVE
              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's avatar
                warsperfume
                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's avatar
                  jeffn66
                  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's avatar
                    warsperfume
                    Does this version also have the S12.98 on the spine? I can just barely make it out in the pictures.
                    • warsperfume's avatar
                      warsperfume
                      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!

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