September 25, 2017 – 3:26 am


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GRANT HART R.I.P. 1961 - 2017

Grant Hart, a drummer and vocalist for Hüsker Dü, the Minnesota rock band, has died on September 14, 2017. He was 56. His death was confirmed by the band’s publicist, Ken Weinstein. The cause of death was (kidney) cancer, Weinstein said. Hüsker Dü was formed by Hart, guitarist Bob Mould and bassist Greg Norton in the late 1970s in St Paul, Minn, and the trio soon became known for high-volume blasts of heart-quickening rock that could not quite disguise the hooks buried beneath the noise. An early member of the hardcore movement, Hüsker Dü was a prolific presence in the 1980s, releasing six albums in fewer than six years. The band’s 1984 double album, “Zen Arcade,” was lauded by The New York Times, which said it was arguably the best record “to have emerged from the hardcore scene.” -

“The tragic news of Grant’s passing was not unexpected to me. My deepest condolences and thoughts to Grant’s family, friends, and fans around the world,” Bob Mould wrote on Facebook. “Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician. Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember.”

According to the wikipedia, Husker Du had dissolved after a show in Columbia, Missouri, on the band’s 1987 tour. Mould had said that the breakup was about “three people going their separate ways,” referring to Hart’s drug use and new relationship, (bassist Greg) Norton’s recent marriage and new business, and Mould having quit a lifelong drinking habit. After Husker Du, Hart was both a solo artiste as well as a member of Nova Mob (1989-1994).

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Complete Covers Collection [jelliot, 1CD]

Various dates and venues. Mix of audience and soundboard tracks.

This one’s for the fans.

Thanks to hothcanada for sharing the tracks at Dime.

uploader’s notes:

Over the past few months I having been trading to obtain all the cover versions Husker Du performed that have been recorded in the best possible quality. I think I got them all. If anyone knows any different or can identify the first track please let me know. It’s defintely a cover with some girl singing.

Rather than take a chronological approach I have designed the first 23 tracks for repeated play with all the best sounding stuff steadily improving from half decent AUDs at the beginning to the SBDs at the end. All the worse AUDs and little snippets and crowd singalongs are from track 24-33 for completeness’ sake. I’ve used cross fades on the first 23 tracks and tried to even out the volume levels to make this as smooth a listen as possible. The rest of the tracks I just used fade ins and fade outs at the beginning and end of each track, the volumes levels were fairly consistent anyway.

Thanks to PH for his invaluable database to research this lot and to Matt, Lasse and Scott for recent trades that have made this possible.


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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Unknown - Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:35
Track 02. Look Through Any Window (The Hollies) - Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:36
Track 03. Don’t Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) - Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:32
Track 04. Fast Cars (Buzzcocks) - Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:11
Track 05. Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones) - Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:22
Track 06. Blue Wind (Jeff Beck) - Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:57
Track 07. Train Kept A-Rollin (Johnny Burnette) - Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 3:28
Track 08. Wild Thing (The Troggs) - Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 2:26
Track 09. I Wanna be your Dog (The Stooges) - Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 2:07
Track 10. Birthday (The Beatles) - G.S. Vigs, Madison 10-Mar-84 1:54
Track 11. Little Bitty Pretty One (Thurston Harris) - 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 04-Dec-87 1:25
Track 12. Ramblin’ Rose (MC5) - Maxwell’s, Hoboken 11-Apr-86 2:47
Track 13. Sunshine Superman (Donovan) - Kennedy’s, Denver 29-Oct-83 1:45
Track 14. Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground) - 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 07-Jul-84 3:26
Track 15. Chinese Rocks (Ramones) - Longhorn Bar, Minneapolis ?79 1:46
Track 16. Gilligan’s Island (The Wellingtons) - Longhorn Bar, Minneapolis 17-May-80 1:50
Track 17. You’re So Square Baby I Don’t Care/The Wit & The Wisdom (Elvis Presley) - 1st Ave, Minneapolis 28-Aug-85 3:53
Track 18. Helter Skelter (The Beatles) - 1st Ave, Minneapolis 30-Jan-85 5:02
Track 19. Ticket to Ride (The Beatles) - 1st Ave, Minneapolis 30-Jan-85 2:03
Track 20. Love is All Around (Sonny Curtis) - City Gardens, Trenton 11-May-85 1:38
Track 21. Eight Miles High (The Byrds) - Pinkpop Festival, Barlo 08-Jun-87 4:02
Track 22. Sheena is a Punk Rocker (The Ramones) ? The Ritz, NYC 17-Oct-87 2:51
Track 23. Louie Louie (The Kingsmen) - The Stone, San Francisco 01-Mar-85 4:54

Track 24. Iron Man (Black Sabbath) - 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 5:40
Track 25. Paranoid (Black Sabbath) - 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 2:00
Track 26. Do Ya (The Move) - 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 3:52
Track 27. I Can’t Explain (The Who) - Toad’s Place, New Haven 18-Oct-87 1:33
Track 28. Pretty Woman/Statues (Roy Orbison) - 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 12-Feb-84 4:03
Track 29. I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller Four) - Ralph’s, Worcester 02-Oct-84 2:00
Track 30. 99 Bottles of Beer (Traditional) - Ralph’s, Worcester 02-Oct-84 1:17
Track 31. Amazing Grace (Traditional) - Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 0:59
Track 32. La Grange (ZZ Top) - Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 0:29
Track 33. We Wish You A Merry Xmas (Traditional) ? Studio Dec-86 1:00
83 mins

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  1. 12 Responses to “HUSKER DU - COMPLETE COVERS COLLECTION [Grant Hart R.I.P. 1961 - 2017]”

  2. He was just a drummer, a timekeeper Who The F*ck Cares, no one person, Trust Me~!

    By Carolyn king Pierce on Sep 25, 2017

  3. You’re a bigger jerkoff than I am, Carolyn.

    By Ule on Sep 25, 2017

  4. Ignorance of your culture is not considered cool.

    By Bud Dolan on Sep 25, 2017

  5. Hey Carolyn how about showing a little respect? You madame are a waste of DNA…

    By Paulo M on Sep 25, 2017

  6. I never fucked this guy , nor would I ever . I had high standards. I only fucked famous people , singers , musicians, actors and other celebrities. A huge cock was definitely a plus .

    By Bebe Buell on Sep 25, 2017

  7. Do anyone other than trolls ever comment here? This is the best blog I’ve found on the web in terms of music diversity ( something for everyone) but the wackos who comment here are total shit !

    By Paul Stewart on Sep 25, 2017

  8. Paul ,go back and check the archives 3 to 5 years ago and read some of the comments. This stuff wasn’t around then . People actually talked music and had interesting things to say . Don’t know exactly when or why it all changed but I agree the comments are now virtually useless and non readable

    By George on Sep 25, 2017

  9. Paulo ,show some respect for these huge nuts bouncing ON YOUR CHIN

    By Paulo M MORON on Sep 25, 2017

  10. Yes, i find it sad that these virtual thugs come here to trash. I love this site and wish the moronic side would just keep quite. If you don’t like the band, move on…there are thousands here to find.
    Husker Du, and Hart were fantastic.

    By Ren on Sep 25, 2017

  11. @Carolyn king Pierce:
    Grant Hart was a songwriter too. He wrote half of Husker Du’s songs. The more melodic, pop-savvy ones were his.

    By kingpossum on Sep 25, 2017

  12. Husker Du and the Replacements were two of the bands that made the 80s bearable. I didn’t like most of the MTV pop that everyone thinks of as ’80s music, but albums like Zen Arcade and the Minutemen’s Double Nickles on the Dime were a big part of my teenage years. Grant Hart made some good solo records (they’re hard to find) and to me he was more of a rock star than most of the teased-hair-and-makeup clowns that Rolling Stone put on the cover of their magazine. Thanks for posting this, Big O!

    By Eric on Sep 26, 2017

  13. One of the best bands of the 80’s! Thanks, BIGO!

    By Willis on Sep 26, 2017

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