Sunday, December 27, 2009

Husker Du : Eight Miles High 45 rpm Vinyl Single 1984

Hüsker Dü was an American post-punk band of the '80s that changed the direction of rock & roll. Hüsker Dü never was more than a cult favorite.
Nevertheless, their albums between 1981 and 1987 have proven remarkably influential; they provided the sonic blueprint for the roaring punk-pop hybrid that crossed over into the mainstream in the early '90s.
Not only did they shape the sound of the music, they shaped the way independent bands made the transition to the major labels; they showed other bands that it was possible to record uncompromising music on a major label without losing any integrity or creative control.

Hüsker Dü formed in Minneapolis, MN, in 1979. Guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould wwas studying at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and working at a record store, which is where he met drummer/vocalist Grant Hart and bassist Greg Norton. The three musicians had diverse tastes, but all shared a love for hardcore punk rock. Naming themselves Hüsker Dü after a '50s Danish board game (the name means "do you remember"), the trio began rehearsing in Norton's basement.
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Side One :

1. Eight Miles High (Clark , Mc Guinn , Crosby : THE BYRDS )
Produced and engineered by Spot and Husker Du at total access , Redondo beach , CA .

Side Two :

2. Masochism World
Recorded Live at the Royal Albert Arms Winnipeg , Man .
Live mix by Keith Peterson .


Eight miles high and when you touch down
You’ll find that it’s stranger than known
Signs in the street that say where you’re going
Are somewhere just being their own

Nowhere is there warmth to be found
Among those afraid of losing their ground
Rain gray town known for it’s sound
In places small faces unbound

Round the squares huddled in storms
Some laughing some just shapeless forms
Sidewalk scenes and black limousines
Some living some standing alone

Size : 17 MB
Format : Vinyl 45 rpm Single
Label : SST Records
Made in California

Bitrate : 320

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