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Hüsker Dü

Hüsker Dü formed in Minneapolis (USA) in 1979 with the avowed purpose to be the loudest, tightest, fastest band in the world.

Following a series of successful albums, including Zen Arcade (1984) and New Day Rising (1985), the band signed to Warner Bros Records in 1986, becoming one of the first American underground rock bands to sign with a major record label.

The band developed a more melodic musical style as they drifted away from their early hardcore sound, helping to develop the early alternative rock sound in the process, with Mould and Hart sharing songwriting and singing duties.

Their major label debut, Candy Apple Grey (1986), straddled the boundary between consonance and dissonance, with subliminal hooks, melodies, choruses and surprisingly conventional structures supporting their limited sonic palette.

The group fell apart on the Warehouse Songs and Stories tour in 1987 after their manager David Savoy Jr committed suicide.

Bob Mould
Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Greg Norton
Bass
Grant Hart
Drums, keyboards, vocals