January 10, 2015

Hüsker Dü's New Day Rising is 30

Hüsker Dü is one of my favourite bands. They're hugely influential to my musical taste and Bob Mould in particular is a huge influence and inspiration. They're one of those bands that inspired countless other artists and changed the hard rock/punk/alternative music landscape. Thirty years ago this month, New Day Rising was released.

The tunes on this album are power pop tunes boiled down to their purest form and played with amped up intensity. Songs like "New Day Rising", "I Apologize", and "Celebrated Summer" remain amongst my favourites, whether in their recorded form or when played live.

Pic from Bob Mould.