RIP Grant Hart

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Just woke up to a message about this. Grant was a friend, and I know there's some discussion in a couple other threads, but he deserves his own. This blows.

jjjusten, Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:58 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP Grant. Heard he wasn't doing too good.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:00 (one week ago) Permalink

aw wtf, way too young

here's how **takes sip of duck urine** economics works (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:04 (one week ago) Permalink

So sad about this, he was the fucking best. Has any sort of official statement been made about it?

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:06 (one week ago) Permalink

woah RIP Grant

André Ryu (Neil S), Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:10 (one week ago) Permalink

this utterly sucks

RIP Grant

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:16 (one week ago) Permalink

only met him once, was back in the early 90s on his first uk solo tour. not much of a story - i was a bit freaked out and probably gabbled a lot cos this was off the back of five years of intense huskers worship, but he was very patient and kind. i think i bought him a beer and made him sign some records

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:39 (one week ago) Permalink

So sad to hear this, over time I came to appreciate the honesty of his songwriting more and more. I will still stan for Intolerance, home keyboards and all.

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:44 (one week ago) Permalink

This fucking sucks...I saw him four years ago and was in great form (and funny)

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:47 (one week ago) Permalink

As a songwriter, his natural ability with a melody was incredible

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:50 (one week ago) Permalink

kind of surprised that intolerance is on spotify but really glad that it is. even though 2541 is going to destroy me

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Really really sad about this. This band have always meant a huge amount to me. First purchase was Candy Apple Grey when i was about 15. Seeing Bob do a mainly husker set at an ATP years back was really a big thing; but looking back its clear how many of their best songs (and how many of my personal faves) were Grant ones.

jamiesummerz, Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:02 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP Grant. Awful news.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:08 (one week ago) Permalink

:-(

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:20 (one week ago) Permalink

When I was a melancholic teenaged drummer in love with punk rock, you can bet your ass I frequently woke up with drum patterns from Zen Arcade in my head. Kudos to Grant for not just being the pulse, but an active contributor to propelling the riffs forward and more bruising thanks to his knack for complementary fills. Made punk drums sound unhinged and just as dangerous as the guitars, but always wham bam lockstep perfect, tidy. RIP brother.

Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:22 (one week ago) Permalink

am i right in thinking that the one time grant and bob got back together on stage was a benefit gig for karl mueller? fucking cancer again

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:17 (one week ago) Permalink

jesus, i haven't felt this bummed by a music death since grant mclennan

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:23 (one week ago) Permalink

tough one

sorry, jjj.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:27 (one week ago) Permalink

:( RIP

a passing spacecadet, Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Nice tribute to Grant Hart by Bob Mould. pic.twitter.com/V9mjWHmbNK

— Mark O'Gara (@markogara) September 14, 2017

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Cryin atm

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:53 (one week ago) Permalink

his music meant so much to me. this is heartbreaking.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:54 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjZWJoNYpHI

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:02 (one week ago) Permalink

I could just post beautiful, searing songs of his all day, but I won't/can't.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Time spaces and situations
leads to an early grave

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:36 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP Grant. My favorite thing of his is the live solo acoustic album, "Ecce Homo". Pure songwriting and emotion, that one.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:42 (one week ago) Permalink

14 years old with my St Paul Pioneer Press paper route in como park, walking up to the corner of Victoria at 5:30 every morning to where everyone's bundles got dropped, white plastic SST cassette of New Day Rising the newest and most exciting thing in my life, the first thing I loved that wasn't beatles, jethro tull or synth pop, playing it during my route every morning, always excited to hear "Terms of Psychic Warfare" again, until by the time I quit my route that fall the white plastic was covered in black fingerprints from newspaper ink.

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:04 (one week ago) Permalink

New Day Rising was my entry into their world as well, albeit long after they had split. RIP.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I talked to Grant Hart once after a sparsely attended gig at Bourke's in Limerick in 2010 (thereabouts). We talked about John Milton's "Paradise Lost" as his latest album was an interpretation of it and I was reading it in college at the time. I think he was relieved to talk about something like that rather than his relationship with Bob Mould or if Husker Du were ever going to reform. He was unrecognizable from his 80s photos. He must have been 50 at the time but looked about 60 or older. "Flexible Flyer" is prob my fave Du tune. RIP

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:34 (one week ago) Permalink

I made this way too fast. Don't have much else to say right now.

Hartbroken https://open.spotify.com/user/pplains/playlist/0mlmi7AFYRVEoUyHVv5nQK

pplains, Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Xpost was just listening to FYW on the train and thinking during flexible flyer that it really is a total fucking diamond

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Gutted. I only ("only") saw HD once, in early 1987. One of the two deviations (the other was Norton's "Everytime") from the Warehouse setlist was a slow, quiet, contemplative "Flexible Flyer." I don't remember where I put my keys, but I remember that show like it was last night.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I am really sad about this although I concede that my sadness for his family, friends and others who valued his art as a big part of their lives even without knowing the guy is compounded by the selfish realization that I will never see Husker Du perform live in my life. I know it wasn't very likely but whatever chance there was is gone forever now.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

No dis to Bob, who wrote a gazillion good songs, but Grant was/is the heart of HD for me. His songs, his voice and his drumming. Saw him do a solo show in the early '00s. And by solo I mean solo. He pulled up in a beat-up white van and humped his guitar and amp in from the curb himself. Then he hung out and chatted with the small crowd on the sidewalk smoking cigarettes outside the club. Most of the show was just him and his guitar, and he did a bunch of my Du faves plus solo stuff. For the encore, the guys from the local opening band came out to back him on "Diane." It was great. I also like The Argument, which is way better than a double-album adaptation of Burroughs/Milton should be.

This morning driving my kids to school I made them listen to "Green Eyes," "She's a Woman" and this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVN2rU59AHM

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

The Argument was really great, and ambitious. I am so sad about this I don't know how to express it. He was one of those songwriters who could make me feel the full range of feelings, and my favorite singing drummer. Really sad that there aren't going to be any more excellent Grant Hart songs.

Also, (at the beginning) his friendship with Bob was my platonic ideal of friendship. You meet someone who likes the same stuff, you hang out ALL THE TIME and build your own world around your friendship.
Man i am so sad!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Aww man, cancer. Saw Husker Du in the early 80s and played those records loud then. Return to them periodically. RIP

curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:21 (one week ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/hMmksjQwE88

flappy bird, Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Hart liked to say he was a "drumming singer."

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:28 (one week ago) Permalink

ugh can we just stop this endless train of death already?

books about ufos, heaven hill, sorry somehow, green eyes...

what an absurdly talented songwriter

rock and roll tucci coo (voodoo chili), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, (at the beginning) his friendship with Bob was my platonic ideal of friendship. You meet someone who likes the same stuff, you hang out ALL THE TIME and build your own world around your friendship.

gosh darn it you just started me tearing again

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:32 (one week ago) Permalink

The Main is what got my eyes leaking bad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp-6JP2-DSM

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:35 (one week ago) Permalink

I had a vision of Grant Hart covering Don Henley's "The Last Worthless Evening" and a horrible vision of Don covering "Diane."

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Listening to FYW walking to the corner store this morning and was on the edge of tears the whole time esp. on Green Eyes. That sort of melancholic beauty is a great gift in art and he definitely had it in spades. And,of course, one hell of a powerhouse drummer. Goodbye, Grant.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Amazon Prime has the documentary where he gives a deadpan tour of his nonexistent house. Worth seeing if you haven't seen it yet.

Tegumai Bopsulai (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:47 (one week ago) Permalink

I love 100% of "Intolerance."

A band I was in once recorded a bonus cover of "Green Eyes." I know some territories got a cover of Dire Straits "Tunnel of Love" instead, and we got some pushback on that, balanced by the handful of heartfelt thanks for being exposed to the Hart song.

iirc way back when, Black Francis used to say he only owned five records when the Pixies began, and three of them were by Husker Du. I think he used to cite "Green Eyes" as his favorite song, but I could be wrong.

Hart's songs, his drumming, his screaming/singing. For a long time it meant everything to me. Still does. Only talked to him once or twice but feels like I lost a friend.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:53 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wb0hhsxdfA

sleeve, Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:54 (one week ago) Permalink

^^^ the ne plus ultra of screaming grant

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Intolerance is such a great album
the total exuberance of Now That You Know Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgwDKj5vf9o

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:05 (one week ago) Permalink

"India" iirc?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 23:39 (two days ago) Permalink

We were on a tour of America, and someone played us the Coltrane albums Africa/Brass and Impressions. I had just picked up a cassette recorder – it was such a new thing, you couldn’t buy any tapes to play in it. But I had some blank tapes so recorded the Coltrane albums, along with some Ravi Shankar, and took them on tour. It was the only music we had, for the whole time on the bus. By the end of the tour, Coltrane and Shankar were ingrained.

There was one Coltrane track called India, where he was trying to emulate sitar music with his saxophone. It had a recurring phrase, dee da da da, which I picked up on my Rickenbacker guitar and played some jazzy stuff around it. I was in love with his saxophone playing: all those funny little notes and fast stuff at the bottom of the range.


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/sep/16/how-we-made-eight-miles-high-the-byrds

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 23:40 (two days ago) Permalink

Yeah. Just looked it up and listened to it. Pretty obvious. Feel like I must have noted it before and forgotten.

Merry-Go-Sorry Somehow (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 23:44 (two days ago) Permalink

Pits at those late Husker Du shows were confused phenomena. Like pretending to throw the ball for the golden retriever, and it still runs furiously to find it.

Haha otm. I was in the balcony, afraid as I was of possibly getting hurt in the pit, but it was kind of hilarious: one, maybe two kids slam-dancing (I didn't hear the term "mosh" until the '90s), everyone else just digging the show, maybe unobtrusively pogoing.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:57 (yesterday) Permalink

was kinda disappointed to read in Bob's book that "Could You Be the One" was a total toss-off, I forget the exact phrase he used but he essentially called it totally meaningless & an assembly line sort of song. he said the same thing about "Don't Know for Sure," which I can see more sort of, even though I love that song too...

"I Don't Know For Sure" always struck me as a blatant rewrite of "Makes No Sense At All," but in the classic "I Can't Help Myself"/"It's The Same Old Song" sense.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:02 (yesterday) Permalink

Ha, that is indeed one of the canonical examples.

Merry-Go-Sorry Somehow (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:03 (yesterday) Permalink

haha yes otm. probably why I like "I Don't Know for Sure," which really does have lyrics that read like a homework assignment done in the hallway on the way to class

flappy bird, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:27 (yesterday) Permalink

It doesn't surprise me at all, it doesn't mean its not great.

Mark G, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:01 (yesterday) Permalink

re: solo Bob, I like Workbook a lot, and the two solo albums he did post-Sugar. I find Bob's at his best as the petulant, betrayed one - he does self-pity and self-righteous anger really well, cf Poison Years, Whichever Way The Wind Blows, New No 1 and Anymore Time Between. Bob-as-craftsman, I agree, is kind of dull, though I must also say that I find pretty much all of Grant's albums to also be patchy. Grant always struck me as more mercurial than Bob, who was more consistent and more dependable, but rarely hit such peaks as Grant, who seemed looser, less self-conscious, more open and more up for taking chances.

I found Bob's memoir sour and unreadable.

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:49 (yesterday) Permalink

Actually I just revisited the hubcap album and it is strong throughout.

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:23 (yesterday) Permalink

it's so nuts that in 1984, Purple Rain, Zen Arcade and Let it Be all came out of Minneapolis

yeah, otm - is there a decent book or article or something about the minneapolis music scene around that time?

Mr. Eulon Mask, urging the UN to ban the "homicide robot" (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:34 (yesterday) Permalink

There needs to be one, kind of like that will hermes nyc one

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:44 (yesterday) Permalink

how closely connected was the world of husker du, replacements etc with what prince was doing? was there much crossover at any level at all or did they just happen to be uin the same city(ies)?

plp will eat itself (NickB), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:21 (yesterday) Permalink

Tigger is my friend and really proud of him for this, the Grant Hart story that needed to be written, this is Grant's life outside of those free years he was in Husker Du. glad Keith published it but mad he cut my quotes haha, anyway another ilxor gets in a great cutting remark about Mpls haha

http://www.citypages.com/music/remembering-grant-hart-1961-2017/445840373

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:39 (yesterday) Permalink

Re: Prince, best I can make out is someone in the Mats or HD occasionally bumping into him at a show or in the bathroom. This was really good:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-westerberg-remembers-prince-i-cant-think-of-anyone-better-20160422

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:04 (yesterday) Permalink

Matt I just read that piece during my subway ride to work. I wonder what all the determined young product managers thought about the old gross guy looking at his phone and crying.

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:14 (yesterday) Permalink

anyway another ilxor gets in a great cutting remark about Mpls haha

I was discussing this with my wife last night and I casually mentioned this line to her and she said "you know that's going be the pull quote"

A great piece. He really captured it, he talked to all the right people. Great piece.

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:14 (yesterday) Permalink

W/r/t Prince, I doubt there was "crossover" exactly, though I am sure, esp Prince, was aware of what was going on. I mean he read the local critics, he usually knew what as going with the scene, he knew about my band which, ha, is a story for another time.

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:29 (yesterday) Permalink

iirc Prince, his bodyguards, and two very beautiful women ended up seeing Wives, the LA band that became No Age

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:51 (yesterday) Permalink

I think he got there right after the show finished (limo parking downtown is a bitch), he was just seconds away from an incredibly sloppy & impromptu Jesus Lizard cover, natch

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:55 (yesterday) Permalink

it's so nuts that in 1984, Purple Rain, Zen Arcade and Let it Be all came out of Minneapolis

yeah, otm - is there a decent book or article or something about the minneapolis music scene around that time?

I am hesitant to mention this ITT, because it's frivolous and goofy and involves Semisonic, but. The first chapter of Jacob Slichter's book "So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star" addresses exactly this. His theory is... because it's cold. Because fans will only wait outside in the cold to hear good bands, the bands need to be very good indeed.

Each of us faces a clear moral choice. (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:05 (yesterday) Permalink

I once interviewed Westerberg and I asked him if the Replacements could have happened in Hawaii. He didn't think so, iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:08 (yesterday) Permalink

Matt Cameron once told me he thought there were so many bands in Seattle because houses there typically had basements to rehearse in, and the terrible weather meant kids had to stay indoors a lot

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:09 (yesterday) Permalink

xpost Reasoning being everyone was stuck inside and needed stuff to do!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:09 (yesterday) Permalink

see also: vibrant music scene in Iceland. Australia and New Zealand, can't explain that.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:10 (yesterday) Permalink

By this logic, the best bands should theoretically come from the Arctic Circle. Jewel to thread

Each of us faces a clear moral choice. (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:11 (yesterday) Permalink

Terrible weather is def a factor, I will say an important and I think underrated reason is MSP had (and has) for whatever reason, the infrastructure, meaning clubs, bars, colleges, instrument stores, record stores, PA rental places, American Legion/Knights of Columbus halls, etc and that a density of those places as well, not just one or two.

Even in 1990 or 91 when I was getting involved there were...5 great record stores (Let It Be, Northern Lights, Roadrunner, Garage D'or, Oarfolk) in addition to "bigger" places like Cheapo, Electric Fetus, etc, etc.

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:15 (yesterday) Permalink

And, hugely important: Every single Tuesday night was "New Band Night" at the Entry for...twenty yrs? All you had to do get a gig was call and maybe send in a demo, maybe not even that, I can't remember if my band sent our tape. So not just a place to play like a real gig but you met other bands and other people. I've been friends with people whose bands played the same night as us in 1995 ever since.

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:20 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah there's always been at least one venue in town where you feel like literally any kind of crazy show could happen, the First Ave/Entry and now the Turf Club now are very corporate but there was the heyday of Big V's Saloon, then the Hexagon, now it feels like the Eagles Club is that place

we always seem to pull one dive that now one cares about just ahead of waves of gentrification

And, hugely important: Every single Tuesday night was "New Band Night" at the Entry for...twenty yrs? All you had to do get a gig was call and maybe send in a demo, maybe not even that, I can't remember if my band sent our tape. So not just a place to play like a real gig but you met other bands and other people. I've been friends with people whose bands played the same night as us in 1995 ever since.

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yeah this was huge, sort of a bummer how much First Ave has abandoned local music

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:20 (yesterday) Permalink

infrastructure otm
akron in the 70s produced some good shit
akron in the 90s produced ...? there were some kids in bands but 1) they were all boys and 2) the venues they played were mysterious and consequently out of reach for the teenaged outsider without a personal escort (cool friend/relative) to provide an introduction. there were record store chains and the mall. that's about it.

i guess akron in the 90s did produce that guy who replaced rob halford but cover bands were about the only bands i remember seeing on marquees, and i was looking. nothing compared to what i've heard about the twin cities.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:23 (yesterday) Permalink

cleveland and even shithole dayton was more happening
it's cold and weather is shitty in all of these places

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:24 (yesterday) Permalink

Twin/Tone was here, Am Rep, Rykodisc, there was a huge distribution center here for every kind of record label from Warners & Columbia all the way down the line.

A huge theater, arts, and comedy scene here as well, especially in the 80s, all of which I think is important.

OK, I'm going to stop I'm starting to sound like one of those "Minnesota is great" ding-dongs

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:29 (yesterday) Permalink

beats Ohio
i wanted to run away to the Twin Cities in high school

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:30 (yesterday) Permalink

i knew it would be better, and turns out i was right!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:31 (yesterday) Permalink

whoa I never knew Rykodisc was from MP/SP

sleeve, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:32 (yesterday) Permalink

xxp
ha, I was hugely obsessed with Ohio bands in the 90s, so it cuts both ways.

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:32 (yesterday) Permalink

I don't think they started here but they were based here for ahwile...there is a reason Sugar was on the label.

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:34 (yesterday) Permalink

Ryko had a huge warehouse here, like half of the music scene worked there at some point

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:36 (yesterday) Permalink

some extra stories that didn't make the main city pages story, including the one i related here

http://www.citypages.com/music/lighting-m-80s-with-big-black-feeding-camembert-to-cats-friends-share-favorite-grant-hart-stories/445908383

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:37 (yesterday) Permalink

thanks for the link to the article UMS. those first two paragraphs are crushing :(

i bought that yanomamos record that grant drummed on when it came out, it was ...not really what i was expecting

plp will eat itself (NickB), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:38 (yesterday) Permalink

JJJ& cbesinger quoted in the second piece as well

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:39 (yesterday) Permalink

Second piece just as good as the first. The Atmosphere and Albini stories especially are just fucking delightful. But now I'm crying again

(might have something to do with you can live at home now having come up on my headphones)

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:59 (yesterday) Permalink

oh and jesus christ the off the cuff village green parody! <3 grant <3

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:11 (yesterday) Permalink

re prince / huskers - i like to imagine someone commissioning an ep with grant singing 'the cross' on one side and prince doing 'you can live at home now' on the other. if there's a heaven above...

plp will eat itself (NickB), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:16 (yesterday) Permalink

A huge theater, arts, and comedy scene here as well, especially in the 80s, all of which I think is important.

See also: MST3K.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:38 (yesterday) Permalink

re prince / huskers - i like to imagine someone commissioning an ep with grant singing 'the cross' on one side and prince doing 'you can live at home now' on the other. if there's a heaven above...

― plp will eat itself (NickB), Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:16 PM (thirty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh my god

flappy bird, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:01 (yesterday) Permalink

yclahn final section definitely has a bassline prince might like (and which doesn't really have any kindred in huskers discography?)

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:23 (yesterday) Permalink

Can anyone comment on the remastered version of Intolerance (the one with Sic Semper Tyrannus on the cover)? Is it preferable to the SST?

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:24 (yesterday) Permalink

It sounds good, though the only other vers I heard of "Intolerance" was my old cassette copy so not sure if that's exactly audio apples to apples as it were.

The remix/remaster of "Last Days of Pompeii" is crucial

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:57 (yesterday) Permalink

ahem...

If I were a rock and roll timelord, I'd go back to the 80s and create a Night Ranger/Husker Du split 7" with Night Ranger doing "Don't Want to Know if Your Lonely" and Husker Du doing "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" in their respected styles.

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