Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in 1979, this post-punk trio comprised Bob Mould (16 October 1960, Malone, New York, USA; guitar/vocals), Grant Hart (drums/vocals), and Greg Norton (bass). Their melding of pop and punk influences inspired thousands of UK, US and European bands. Indeed, it is hard to think of a single other band having such a profound impact on modern alternative music as this trio, while Moulds buzz-saw guitar style inspired a whole generation of indie guitarists.
Taking their name, which means Do you remember?, from a Scandinavian board game, Hüsker Dü started out as an aggressive hardcore thrash band before challenging that genres restrictions and expanding to other musical formats. Their primary strength, like so many other truly great bands, was in having two songwriting partners (Mould and Hart) who for the entirety of their career fully complemented each other. Their first...
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