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IHRTN Mixtape – Husker Du + Sugar Covers

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Historical Note

Hüsker Dü (/ˈhʊskərˈduː/) was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979. The band’s continual members were guitarist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer Grant Hart.

Case Closed? – An International Tribute To Husker Du 

Cover versions of the very best by the finest punk group to ever have emerged out of Minneapolis by some of the best ’80s & ’90s indie rock groups, including Big Drill Car, Sick Of It All, Terry Hoax and Alloy.

Big Drill Car – Celebrated Summer

More on the band: Official Site | MySpace

Sick Of It All – Target (Youtube – audio only)

 

Du Huskers -The Twin Cities Replay The Zen Arcade

“Spring 1986, and two of San Francisco’s more dedicated scene chicks are running up and down their shotgun apartment, goofing on perspective. Second acid trip, fourth hour. the tweak is peaking. They whirl into the living room, giggling, holding onto walls and their tall boy buds. “Would you mind if I put on Zen?” asks one (let’s call her Jill). the other (uh… that’s me) winces, considers. She’s been hiding from Hüsker Dü’s Zen Arcade since it came out, afraid of it, really. To angry, too dense, too dark. What the hell, maybe it’s time. Jill drops the needle, second song, fourth side. Terri drops to the floor, pinned by the jogging purpose of the drums. They dig in for the journey. Suddenly a wave breaks over their heads and drags them out to sea. It’s “Reoccurring Dreams,” and by the time those 13:47 whine up, our ladies have learned to surf.” – Milk Milk Lemonade

Hammerhead – Something I Learned Today

More on the band: I Heart Noise | MySpace

Prest Asbestus – Never Talking To You Again

More info: Matt Arthur’s Official Site

The Blue-Up? – Pink Turns To Blue

More info: Ana Voog on Wikipedia

Arcwelder – Whatever

More on the band: Official Site | Wikipedia

 

Misc Covers

Mark Kozelek – Celebrated Summer

Foo Fighters – Never Talking To You Again

VHS Or Beta – New Day Rising

Catherine Wheel – Don’t Want To Know If You Are  Lonely (Youtube – audio only) 

Anthrax – Celebrated Summer (Youtube – audio only)

 

Historical Note

Sugar was an American alternative rock band of the early 1990s. Formed in 1992, they were led by the singer and guitarist Bob Mould (ex-Hüsker Dü), alongside David Barbe (ex-Mercyland) and Malcolm Travis (ex-Human Sexual Response).

Life After Sugar: Tribute

I received a package from Moscow, Russia the other day and had no idea what it was. I quickly realized that the curator of a certain (highly active) Sugar Myspace Fanpage, known to me as“D”, had completed an amazing project. It’s no small feat to organize 17 bands from around the world in order to present a tribute CD for a band this worthy of celebration. We are more than highly impressed and are fortunate to have received a copy. Before I forget, there is also Life After Sugar Myspace page dedicated to the actual CD and the bands that participated.Life After Sugar: Tribute was created simply because our friend D loves the music and this is evidenced by the fact that there were only 100 copies produced and they are not for sale.  Milk Milk Lemonade

Atomic Garden (FR) – Gift

More on the band: Official Site | MySpace

Murdock (BE) – Changes

More on the band: Official Site | MySpace

Stewart Pack Vs. Shayne Ivy (US) – Granny Cool

More info: Stewart Pack MySpace | Shayne MySpace

Four Star Alarm (US) – Tilted

More on the band:  Official Site | MySpace 

 

A.V. Undercover – music-video series, in which 25 bands will cover 25 songs in The A.V. Club office.

If I Can’t Change Your mind – as covered by…

Bob MouldDecemberists

 

 


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