Husker Du - Savage Young Du
Experience the punishing sonic origins of a punk icon. Collected here for the first time, and skillfully remastered from original board tapes, demos, and session masters, this collection is an authoritative chronicling of the wellspring and maturation of Grant Hart, Greg Norton and Bob Mould‰ÛÓthree St. Paul teenagers who‰۪d go on to become the most heralded trio of the American punk underground. Follow the HÌ_skers to their earliest gigs in 1979, through extensive road dog touring, and to the start of their partnership with West Coast tastemaker SST in 1983.
This primitive stage in the fabled career of HÌ_sker DÌ_ is presented as a deluxe box set and packaged with a hardbound book crammed full of never before seen photos, flyers, and a sprawling essay with participation from the band. Spread across four LPs or three CDs, 47 of the 69 songs compiled here are previously unissued. Also included are Statues/Amusement, In A Free Land, Everything Falls Apart, and an alternate recording of the Land Speed Record set..
‰ÛÏWe created this blistering wall of sound‰ÛÓbright white radio static with occasional melody.‰ ‰ÛÓBob Mould
‰ÛÏIt was like rolling down a hill aware of the bumps, but focusing on blowing people‰۪s minds and completely wearing out the audience.‰‰ÛÓGrant HartåÊ
‰ÛÏWe didn‰۪t know what hardcore was. We just got up there and played real fast and loud.‰‰ÛÓGreg Norton
Available on 3CD or 4LP boxset