Are there ANY plans to reissue Husker Du?

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I was listening to New Day Rising in my car today, and goddamn, I never noticed just how fucking AWFUL that CD sounds. "Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" is nearly unlistenable, despite being a great song. Are there any rumours that new editions are being worked on?

And also, does New Day Rising sound better on vinyl?

Michael Copeland, Sunday, 27 February 2005 19:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The problem has always been with the way that Greg Ginn manages the entire SST catalog.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Sunday, 27 February 2005 19:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

More specifically, both Grant and Bob have said they'd like to see it happen but that it's out of their hands.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Sunday, 27 February 2005 20:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think the fact that Bob and Grant hate each other also prevents them from working together to get back the masters....

SST is a horrible label. It's got so much great music and never does a fucking thing to present in it in the fashion it deserves....what a fucking mess.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Sunday, 27 February 2005 20:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well, the Meat Puppets albums were remastered. They were on SST, right? What was the deal with those?

I've noticed that the mix on New Day Rising gets progressively better as the album goes on, but I really have not heard anything as awful as "New Day Rising" or "Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" on any CD. It's weird that I've never even noticed it before.

Also, is there anywhere that I can read some details on the relationship between Bob and Grant? I wasn't even aware that they hated each other (I've had Candy Apple Grey for years and years, but have only picked up the band's other albums in the last couple years, so I'm not one of their "long-time fans".)

Michael Copeland, Sunday, 27 February 2005 20:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well, the Meat Puppets albums were remastered. They were on SST, right? What was the deal with those?

Sold, bought their way out of their contract or lost by expiry to Rykodisc.

George Smith, Sunday, 27 February 2005 21:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

How did Dino Jr. get their masters back for the Merge re-releases?

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Sunday, 27 February 2005 21:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I had the Du's albums on vinyl before replacing them with CDs, and I don't remember any big difference in sound quality. Am I wrong? I know the vocals were mixed way down on "Heaven Hill" and "Celebrated Summer" in particular, but that's not a mastering problem.
I'm still waiting for someone to remaster The Replacements' Tim, which would be a truly great album if it didn't sound like shit.

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Sunday, 27 February 2005 22:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

jazzbo, they announced a couple days ago that the first three (?) replacements albums are getting re-released with bonus tracks (remastered, I assume). i think that's right. it was on pitchfork the other day, but i only skimmed the article.

poortheatre (poortheatre), Sunday, 27 February 2005 22:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

First three? Well there's Stink but that's an EP, admittedly...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 27 February 2005 22:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh.. i meant: Let it Be; Tim; Pleased to Meet Me.

I dunno, check the article.

poortheatre (poortheatre), Sunday, 27 February 2005 22:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i always loved the out-of-control mix of "heaven hill" for just that reason, because it seemed all the more out-of-control. i also assumed the mix was just the way they wanted it. is this not the case?

f ath, Monday, 28 February 2005 02:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The production on most of those Husker Du albums always sucked right out of the gate...very thin, very tinny. It's hard to imagine them getting much better, unfortunately, even if they could wrest control of them away from SST.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Monday, 28 February 2005 03:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the 'mats re-releases are the TwinTone albums

Jimmy Mod Has Returned With Spices And Silks (ModJ), Monday, 28 February 2005 03:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

most of their stuff is still pretty easy to find on vinyl 2nd hand anyways

chris andrews (fraew), Monday, 28 February 2005 03:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Man oh man, is Husker Du ever a band in need of a serious remaster campaign. Remixing wouldn't hurt either, though that's even less likely. The level of detail in those songs really deserves better sound - it's kinda funny how for a few years there, their songs were getting more and more sonically dense at the same time that the production got worse and worse (Metal Circus actually sounds kinda OK compared with Zen Arcade and NDR, both of which are more complex, though NDR sounds waaaaaay worse than ZA).

I believe reading in various places that Mould & Hart were particularly unhappy with the mix of NDR, and that a lot of that was due to wrangling w/Spot & SST for control of the sessions. That's why they did Flip Your Wig themselves, which still sounds bad, but in a different way.

Speaking of fantastic SST albums whose power was severely undercut by piss-poor production, how about Damaged? Shit, Ginn's gotta realize he could probably make a decent dimebag off that.

Zack Richardson (teenagequiet), Monday, 28 February 2005 03:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what's the fucking deal with Spot anyway? Is he deaf? Does anybody actually want their records to sound like that?

Don't Ever Antagonize The Horn (AaronHz), Monday, 28 February 2005 03:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The sound on Flip Your Wig was markedly better than New Day but you have to assume that the records sound pretty much the way Bob and Grant wanted them to. When they signed to Warners they insisted on being allowed to self-produce the albums despite Warners being very keen on bringing someone else in - deliberately sabotaging any chance of mainstream success perhaps?

wombatX (wombatX), Monday, 28 February 2005 03:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I suppose that what was likely subpar recording equipment and studios probably had quite a bit to do with the lame sound too.

And Spot...man, I go either way on him. Sometimes he does a really good job (Meat Puppets, Minutemen), sometimes he gets that horribly weak-ass tin can sound (Husker Du, Black Flag).

Zack Richardson (teenagequiet), Monday, 28 February 2005 03:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like the 'out of control' sound on New Day but dislike the tinniness. Bob got the maelstrom of noise + chunky sound years later with Beaster.

wombatX (wombatX), Monday, 28 February 2005 03:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

when i interviewed Grant 2 years ago, he did say that "Spot had very little say with how those albums sounded" or somesuch.

i'm still debating whether to believe him or not.

Kingfish MuffMiner 2049er (Kingfish), Monday, 28 February 2005 04:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

metal circus, zen arcade, and new day rising sound great. do whatever you want to the rest of them, but hands off those.

gor gor the frost giant, Monday, 28 February 2005 07:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Re Replacements: Ryko's doing the Twin/Tone stuff, then Rhino's doing the Sire records later in the year. Bonus tracks all around.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Monday, 28 February 2005 11:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to seeing Tim again, but it needs a serious remix -- not just a remastering.

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Monday, 28 February 2005 12:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I thought it was meant to sound band.

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Monday, 28 February 2005 12:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

bad. I ruined it.

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Monday, 28 February 2005 12:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's just very tinny sounding and doesn't do justice to the huge sound the Mats had live.

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Monday, 28 February 2005 12:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i've always liked the way zen arcade and new day rising sound

latebloomer: The Heavy Metal Velveeta Faction (latebloomer), Monday, 28 February 2005 13:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i've never noticed new day rising on vinyl to sound particularly bad, but i don't think of husker du as being a band that made really well-produced records. did they use solid-state amps perhaps?

j fail (cenotaph), Monday, 28 February 2005 15:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Zack's right about there recordings sounding progressively worse - the Everything Falls Apart & More reish on Rhino is about the best-sounding to my ears. I would asssume that the two Warners LPs (which largely sucked) sounded just fine.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 28 February 2005 15:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

most of the SST stuff is still in print on vinyl, btw.
cd mastering was not in the 80s what it is now.

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Monday, 28 February 2005 15:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I always heard it was chopped up to Bob's control freak tendencies and tinnitus. Which would also explain why it gets progressively worse.

It might be my imagination but 8 Miles High sounds a little weaker on cd, but the Warners albums sound the same on cd.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 28 February 2005 16:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Zen Arcade was recorded only with an 8 track recorder, so it wasn't exactly the highest fidelity of the time.

Spot must have gotten a new reverb or something around 1985, as their is a ton on New Day Rising, 3-Way Tie for Last and the last Black Flag albums, where most of the records he did with those bands are pretty dry up until that time.

I suppose we should be happy these bands even got to record some music. Look at how many of the late 70s bands never even got to make an album.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Monday, 28 February 2005 17:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the sound on zen arcade (vinyl mix) is the best they ever sounded soundwise (intentional or not)

god i have every actual-real HD vinyl release!! i am so lame

mark s (mark s), Monday, 28 February 2005 17:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Earl OTM

Part of the "Y" in DIY includes being a shitty producer. You want Alan Parsons, you buy Alan Parsons.

dave225 (Dave225), Monday, 28 February 2005 18:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think Mr. Noodles made the correct assumption there concerning the influence of Bobs tinitis on the sound of the records. I know he had a big hand in the mixing and I once mentioned to Bob that it might be causing him to mix things a bit on the harsh side. He seemed insulted, so I dropped it. He also seemed very enthusiastic about the magic of extreme compression, as I recall.

Perfect, Monday, 28 February 2005 18:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Spot is a weird guy. He used to be a fixture on the Austin scene, every show you went to see, he was in the audience too. Had kind of an unexpectedly high voice. Always wore the same getup- shorts and t-shirt, gimme cap with "Spot Removal" logo. Always had a coffee cup with him, you'd try and guess what was in it- whiskey? Irish coffee? and he'd say something like (in that high voice of his) "actually it's French Roast."

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 28 February 2005 18:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Uh oh. You're not Spot, are you Perfect?

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 28 February 2005 18:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Why does AMG have pictures of Miracle Legion on the Spot bio?

dave225 (Dave225), Monday, 28 February 2005 18:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You right, dave, that's them. Funny thing is, I was just asking somebody the other day what happened to the dude that took that photo.

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 28 February 2005 18:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

metal circus, zen arcade, and new day rising sound great. do whatever you want to the rest of them, but hands off those.

gor gor OTM here, at least judging from the vinyl albums that are the only way i've ever heard the huskers. all you peeps who want them remixed or remastered are absolutely insane. that raw tinny guitar blur and those buried vocals, esp. on zen arcade and new day rising, are part of what makes them so great. those are two absolutely perfect records. it's when they started trying to clean up the sound that they lost their way.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Monday, 28 February 2005 19:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No, I'm not Spot, but now that you mention it, I just remembered that the sing songy "La la la" you hear before one of the songs on Zen Arcade (Turn On the News?) is actually someone in the studio imitating Spot (as Jerry Lewis).

Perfect, Monday, 28 February 2005 20:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The LP's sound just as horrible as the CD's.

REMIX/REMASTER ALL OF THEM PLEASE!

All you zealots can hold on to your old copies...Grant Hart is a great drummer, and the drums on all their RECORDS sounds like TOTAL SHIT.

ddb (ddb), Monday, 28 February 2005 20:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He also seemed very enthusiastic about the magic of extreme compression, as I recall.

:x

john'n'chicago, Monday, 28 February 2005 20:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I remember reading a long discussion somewhere once (popbitch maybe??) on the effects of various drugs on the production sound of records prompted by Husker Du (and Warehouse: Songs and Stories in particular)

marsh mellow, Tuesday, 1 March 2005 00:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's when they started trying to clean up the sound that they lost their way

I couldn't agree more - but it's not cleaner I'd like, it's more powerful. Grant fuckin' slams that kit, and you can just tell that Bob's amp had a jet engine's worth of sound coming out of it, but the end result can sound way too thin and (dare I say?) wimpy, undercutting the force of the songs. And HD were NOT wimpy.

DIY is/was vunderbar. However, the concept that it means you have to have shitty recordings is retardo. Lots and lots of people made fantastic recordings with crappy equipment and little technical expertise. Even "bad" sound can be the coolest thing ever, when used in a way that benefits the material (I sure ain't defending the sound of the Warners stuff, which blows, although in a different way - too overproduced & anti-rock, particularly those poor drums, which were criminally shortchanged on nearly every recording they ever made).

Shitty sound works wonderfully for a lot of bands and a lot of styles of songwriting. Husker Du wasn't one of them. It doesn't ruin the albums - they're still in my list of absolute favorites, and I think they hold up regardless of any sonic flaws - but I inevitably wonder how freaking awesome they would sound with just a little more oomph, ie more accurate representations of what the band actually sounded like. Of course, given the nature of things at the time, it's wonderful they were able to record at all. I'll take bad sounding HD albums over no HD albums any day.

I think it's comparable to the Raw Power situation - that album was godlike before the remix/remaster, but it's even better now, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't wish HD would get similar treatment. It isn't going to happen, but whatever.

Zack Richardson (teenagequiet), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 03:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I dunno if I have ears made of boot leather or just am so used to them the way they are I can't imagine them otherwise, but I think they sound just like they should.

Austin (Austin), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 04:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

really I just turn it up as loud as possible and it sounds great

but the tinny trebly nature of the guitars and drums mean they sound pretty shitty at normal listening volumes or through headphones

bbb, Tuesday, 1 March 2005 11:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"I think it's comparable to the Raw Power situation - that album was godlike before the remix/remaster, but it's even better now"

I don't like that remix at all. They would have been better off just remastering from the original mix tapes.

The SST stuff is great in the fact that they made do with what they had. If you compare their production to Bad Brains, Minor Threat or other bands of that time, it is about on par. People just didn't have a Protools rig setting on a laptop in every other musicians house in 1983.

While SST business practices are questionable after the fact, if they didn't put out those records most of those bands might not even be known today. By comparison, look at how many of the records put out on Homestead or Restless are completely obscure today, as those labels couldn't keep things in print or could not get them distributed nearly as well.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 11:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i dunno know dood...the minor threat records sound 100 x better than the husker du records

ddb (ddb), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 12:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Norman Records are indeed selling the vinyl in the UK - £79 delivered which isn't too harsh given the shit nature of the pound vs dollar

jamiesummerz, Friday, 8 September 2017 11:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Confession: I've never had a problem with the way my Husker Du discs sounded. I remember reading Christgau's reviews of the albums, and even he would bring up the bad production, but it's always been exactly what I wanted from the band. I even like the drum sound, which I don't think is gated reverb. It's something a lot more eccentric.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 8 September 2017 11:43 (one week ago) Permalink

I cant imagine the albums sounding any other way. If they had been more polished I doubt we would like them as much.

starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Friday, 8 September 2017 11:48 (one week ago) Permalink

totes agree with those 2 posts

a big sausage-handed small-eared guy (Noodle Vague), Friday, 8 September 2017 11:52 (one week ago) Permalink

MoB sounded great on Vs. in part because Rick Harte (Ace of Hearts) was Ginn's exact opposite, and the mensch of Boston label owners. Everything done right.

I've listened to the NPR streaming, and it feels like the remasters have done the standard thing—fill in the bass to make the sound fuller. (And also to bring everything up to current loudness standards, of course, which is fine.) But I'm not sure a fuller Husker Du is always a better Husker Du. You can subtly take the edge off the sound and make it a touch sluggish, too. It'll probably sound great on cheap headphones, though, which is too frequently the target of remastering nowadays.

Michael Train, Friday, 8 September 2017 12:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Thing is I don't think it's lack of polish that's the problem with the production on Husker Du records. There are loads of punk/hardcore records with way cruddier lo-fi production than Husker Du/other SST records from that time that still manage to sound good. I think it's the mixing? Maybe just a bit of EQ-ing would make them better, I dunno. Obviously this is a taste thing as well, I'm used to "raw" punk production and generally dislike "slick" production on punk records.

Mind you the only Husker Du I have on vinyl is Flip Your Wig, the rest is all on CD, so it could be the bad CD transfer or whatever.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 8 September 2017 12:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Would also say my issues with Husker Du production mostly go away if you crank it loud enough!

Colonel Poo, Friday, 8 September 2017 12:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Pretty fair to say, I think, that Copper Blue or maybe Beaster is what HD might have sounded like with traditional "good" production, but that would not have worked well. It needs that jagged in the red feel. There's a reason they call it stun guitar.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 8 September 2017 12:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Wait what are blue oyster cult doing in the huskers thread???

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Friday, 8 September 2017 12:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Seriously though, does anyone have a line on some decent huskers vinyl rips? In my original fandom I had them all on cassette, and those were replaced by CDs. I never heard them on vinyl... and people's description intrigues me.

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Friday, 8 September 2017 12:59 (one week ago) Permalink

I love those first two Sugar records so much

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 13:13 (one week ago) Permalink

The bass on Zen Arcade / NDR sounds like it went through a Laney 'Klipp' combo with the mega-compression button pushed in. It's truly horrible. With a better bass sound the whole thing would improve no end, but I guess that was the sound they were after (or maybe they just didn't know any better).

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Friday, 8 September 2017 13:58 (one week ago) Permalink

I really don't blame spot particularly. Bob Moulds guitar sound, there is no way to better capture anything that loud and in the red. there is just no space in it at all.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 8 September 2017 14:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Where was I just reading about the Minutemen guitar approach? That D Boon would just turn the treble all the way up on his amp, and turn the bass all the way down, then crank it?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 8 September 2017 14:03 (one week ago) Permalink

the MP3s sound great, I just skipped around a bit last night

I also got an email confirmation

sleeve, Friday, 8 September 2017 14:17 (one week ago) Permalink

They tweeted last nite they had some overrun of the Extra Circus 7 inch...so I ordered the 3CD + 7 inch, order went through, we'll see

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 14:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Where was I just reading about the Minutemen guitar approach? That D Boon would just turn the treble all the way up on his amp, and turn the bass all the way down, then crank it?

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, September 8, 2017 10:03 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

And he was using a Tele, so OUCH

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Friday, 8 September 2017 15:47 (one week ago) Permalink

"Can't See You Anymore" is the best "Yeah!!! Just gotta have sex!" so funny

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 15:51 (one week ago) Permalink

I also can't believe I'm listening to this and waiting for my vinyl of Neil Young Hitchhiker to arrive

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 15:58 (one week ago) Permalink

haha otm

sleeve, Friday, 8 September 2017 15:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Where was I just reading about the Minutemen guitar approach? That D Boon would just turn the treble all the way up on his amp, and turn the bass all the way down, then crank it?

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, September 8, 2017 10:03 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

They considered guitar and bass to be separate, sovereign states with no over lap so...yeah

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 8 September 2017 16:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Wish I woulda bought that Statues Record Store Day a couple years ago, those songs are great

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 17:27 (one week ago) Permalink

I think all four of the tracks from that double 7" are on this new box, fwiw

sleeve, Friday, 8 September 2017 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink

oh yeah i meant i'm hearing them and they are great! wish i woulda sprung for it back then just to have the 7 inch

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

i had it in my hand then put it down to buy something else

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

it's funny how some of this stuff puts lie to the narrative that they started out as wild ass hardcore kids that couldn't play and eventually developed songwriting chop

like "Writer's Cramp" in particular is a well crafted and well played little power pop/punk number that's far from hardcore

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 17:34 (one week ago) Permalink

totally otm, they began as a post-punk band

sleeve, Friday, 8 September 2017 17:35 (one week ago) Permalink

People are talking about the thin, razor-in-the-red, sheet metal roar of Mould's guitar & the lack of bass & low-end as if they're mutually exclusive. Listen to the Zen Arcade rehearsals I posted upthread, it's not an either/or, you can have both! and it sounds glorious

flappy bird, Friday, 8 September 2017 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Industrial Grocery Store is a great pop number

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 September 2017 19:16 (one week ago) Permalink

FWIW I still don't have a confirmation email from Numero yet, but I just checked my site account and the item field is finally filled in with what I ordered - and my download is available (half a GB!) - so that's a relief. Shame it took them three-plus days to fix it. And if it were me, I would have more regularly piped up with a 'sorry things got messed up, we're working on it' message.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Saturday, 9 September 2017 09:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Reports coming in that Grant Hart has passed away.

heaven parker (anagram), Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:03 (six days ago) Permalink

so sad. bob might've been a more consistent songwriter, but grant's songs were my favourites. saw him play solo a decade or so ago, and he was just incandescent. that second nova mob album was sorely overlooked, too.

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:47 (six days ago) Permalink

Fuck fuck fuck fuck

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:16 (six days ago) Permalink

In actual tears. So long grant :(

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:17 (six days ago) Permalink

Whoa, unexpected.

Thread title needs modification..

Mark G, Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:18 (six days ago) Permalink

Just when I was wondering if a reunion could be a possibility..

Mark G, Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:20 (six days ago) Permalink

RIP - 56 is way too young

StanM, Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:29 (six days ago) Permalink

Thanks, Grant, for always having a kind word and a smile for teenage me whenever we bumped into each other. Also for being one of the first gay guys I ever met, which was an important role to play in the lives of Minneapolis teen punks and wavers trying to escape the suburban mindset. Thanks for playing for us (and with us). RIP; you were a lovely man.

kim jong deal (suzy), Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:37 (six days ago) Permalink

Aw man, RIP Grant.

flappy bird, Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:57 (six days ago) Permalink

this is seriously making me so sad. 56?!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:10 (six days ago) Permalink

I'm a mess tbh

Did you ever hug him, LL? I definitely remember us discussing the idea of you hugging him at a show.

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:33 (six days ago) Permalink

I did!! The pics are bad but I did give him an earnest hug, the most sincere kind of hug you can give a person.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:10 (six days ago) Permalink

what the fucking fuck

sleeve, Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:18 (six days ago) Permalink

thanks for that post, suzy

sleeve, Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:19 (six days ago) Permalink

xpost oh i'm glad to hear that. That feels consoling to know.

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:30 (six days ago) Permalink

this was the first of 4 or 5 shows i saw; they did "Ticket to Ride"

http://www.thirdav.com/hd_discog/05_live_audio.html#08May1985

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 September 2017 21:40 (six days ago) Permalink

Good God, that setlist is incredible

flappy bird, Friday, 15 September 2017 00:58 (five days ago) Permalink

No! Awful. RIP Grant.

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 15 September 2017 01:22 (five days ago) Permalink

other thread for reference, not because of your post cuz this is indeed awful and is hitting me in several different ways:

RIP Grant Hart

sleeve, Friday, 15 September 2017 01:32 (five days ago) Permalink

this is a lovely thing on numero's insta
https://instagram.com/p/BZL8M3qhwEH/

plp will eat itself (NickB), Monday, 18 September 2017 18:37 (two days ago) Permalink


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