Savage Young Du
4 x LP – 3 x CD – DL
Out 10th November 2017
An authoritative collection of remastered tapes, demos and session masters, this is the beginning of Husker Du, who paved the way for the alternative music of today. Fighting Boredom have been immersing themselves in the noise, melody and emotion for just over a week now since we got hold of it. Read what we think below.
Right, I’m assuming, quite possibly wrongly, that if you are reading this you already know who Husker Du were. You already know of their brief bright flame burning blowtorch hot and bright in the eighties. Between 1983 and 1987 they released six albums, two of which were doubles. All peerless, seriously, you will already know this, they were the very best band in the world, to write a list of who they influenced or touched in their brief tenure would be a task too big for me to undertake. Grant Hart on drums, barefoot and hippy hair, Greg Norton on bass with the best moustache in Punk and Bob Mould on guitar, his playing savage, noisy and so melodic, Mould and Hart sharing the song writing and vocals. Then they were gone, a mess of suicide, heroin and control. I can’t emphasise enough what this band means to us at Fighting boredom.
You can check out Savage Young Du on Numero Groups Website.
All words by Adrian Bloxham