Wednesday, June 11, 2008

596. Hüsker Dü - Warehouse: Songs And Stories (1987)

Track Listing

1. These Important Years
2. Charity Chastity Prudence And Hope
3. Standing In The Rain
4. Back From Somewhere
5. Ice Cold Ice
6. You're A Soldier
7. Could You Be The One
8. Too Much Spice
9. Friend You've Got To Fall
10. She Floated Away
11. Bed Of Nails
12. Tell You Why Tomorrow
13. It's Not Peculiar
14. Actual Condition
15. No Reservations
16. Turn It Around
17. She's A Woman
18. Up In The Air
19. You Can Live At Home


Strangely enough this is the first Hüsker Dü album on the list, while it is certainly a deserving album, and possibly the most deserving, the absence if Zen Arcade is actually quite inexcusable. Zen Arcade was an album with such a wide ranging influence in the indie music world that it leaves a noticeable gap in this list.

But lets turn to the album at hand, Warehouse is actually quite a bit more listenable than Zen Arcade and that is a good thing. It is a double album so there is plenty to like here, 19 tracks that range from good to great. This is, however, an album to take in slowly, and it is certainly one which my three days of listening to it did not do it complete justice. There are so many layers here, the noise, the melody and the lyrics all very well fleshed out throughout.

This means that this is an album that I certainly want to listen to again. Hüsker Dü might easily be compared to R.E.M. and the influence was mutual, in the case of bands like Dinosaur Jr. or the Pixies, they were very much learning from Hüsker Dü. Of course this album and the previous one are the ultimate betrayal of indie principles being recorder by Warner, but hey, we all like money.

Track Highlights

1. Too Much Spice
2. Could You Be The One?
3. She's A Woman (And Now He Is A Man)
4. Visionary

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The band dissolved following the tour in support of its release, in part due to disagreements between song-writers Bob Mould and Grant Hart over the latter's drug use. This album, along with Candy Apple Grey, showcases the increasing maturity of Mould and Hart's writing—a change which alienated some long-time fans.

Could You Be The One?:


luxorissa said...

very god!

luxorissa said...

como faço para baixar este cd do husker?

Francisco Silva said...

luxorissa: usando eMule ou soulseek sera a melhor maneira.