This was indeed Husker Du
. They dropped the ultracore
ethic of fast melodies
ed vocals and added instruments
which were rather experimental for punk rock
. There were piano
s (not synth
, and acoustic guitar
It's a concept album about a young man leaving home for the first time and experiencing the world. Hence, all the lyrical references to going home, writing home, and being lost and confused.
The tracks are:
- Something I Learned Today
- Broken Home, Broken Heart
- Never Talking to You Again
- Chartered Trips
- Dreams Reoccuring (instrumental)
- Indecision Time
- Hare Krsna
- Beyond The Threshold
- I'll Never Forget You
- The Biggest Lie
- What's Going On
- Masochism World
- Standing By The Sea
- One Step At a Time (instrumental)
- Pink Turns to Blue
- Newest Industry
- Monday Will Never Be the Same (instrumental)
- The Tooth Fairy and the Princess
- Turn on the News
- Reoccurring Dreams (instrumental)
Reoccurring Dreams blows my mind. It's 14 or so minute
s of distorted fuzz guitar
, a harsh bass line
, and jazzy percussion
, compliments of Greg Norton
The entire album was recorded and mixed in the span of 85 hours. The last 40 hours alone were spent mixing. As Bob Mould was still a speed freak, this was no problem.
The only two out-takes from the session were "Dozen Beats Eleven" and "Some Kind of Fun."
This is good to listen to after you've watched a relationship crumble.
Information was taken from the liner notes of the CD, as well as my own head.