Vinyl Side 2 of Zen Arcade is one of my favorite things in the world. Each song is terrific, but, I think they work best together as one unit.
Maybe you’ve never heard the record, or maybe you already treasure it as much as I do. Either way, toss it on your iPod and get ready for eighteen minutes and twenty seconds of paint-peeling rock n’ roll from a band at the height of their powers.
Happy Hüsker New Year.
As their EP Metal Circus was being released, Hüsker Dü entered the Total Access studio in Redondo Beach, California to record their next album with SST producer Spot. The band recorded 25 tracks, with all but two songs being first takes (“Something I Learned Today” and “Newest Industry”), in 40 hours. The entire album was then mixed in one 40-hour session; the entire album took 85 hours to record and produce and cost $3,200.
Back to your day job.
Back to your girlfriend.
Back to your hometown.
The Biggest Lie!