Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current has just launched a five-part documentary podcast series called “Do You Remember?” that promises to trace the formative years and legacy of Hüsker Dü through interviews with those who were there as well as the three band members themselves — including Grant Hart.
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Grant Hart, the founding drummer who served as co-songwriter/singer for pioneering hardcore-punk trio Hüsker Dü, a band that laced tuneful melody with blistering power to help define the ’80s indie scene, died overnight at the age of 56, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He had been diagnosed with cancer.
After dropping hints for months, Numero Group today finally revealed full details of their multi-disc Hüsker Dü box set Savage Young Dü, which collects new remasters of the punk/hardcore trio’s entire studio output from 1979 to 1982 — including 47 unreleased tracks. See the full tracklist here.
The Hüsker Dü catalog famously has been in dire need of a sonic upgrade and expansion, and it seems, at long last, that it’s happening, courtesy of the Chicago-based reissue pros at the Numero Group, who are assembling something “massive” around the band’s archives.
After making the rounds at film festivals and receiving art-house screenings over the past year, director Gorman Bechard’s documentary about The Replacements and their rabid fans — a film dubbed, appropriately, “Color Me Obsessed” — comes to DVD this fall in a two-disc set packed with six hours of extras.
In the years since the break-up of Hüsker Dü, bassist Greg Norton largely eschewed the music industry in favor of the restaurant business — but Norton has been re-acquainting themselves with music of late, first with the band The Gang Font and now through an on-stage appearance with tribute act Hüsker Düdes.
The long-in-the-works documentary about The Replacements and their rabid fans — a film dubbed, appropriately, ‘Color Me Obsessed’ — finally is finished and will make its world premiere later this month at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Fla.
The long-in-the-works autobiography by Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould — titled ‘See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody’ — is scheduled to be published June 15 by Little, Brown and Company.
Tweet Voyageur Press, the imprint behind the 2007 oral history “The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting,” next year will publish a new book about […]