This was something of an event. The Jam's were
kicked out, the Ramones were out twanged and the
lyrical prowess of everyone from the Byrds to the
Beatles to the Monkees and back again was laid
bare over a rough hewn web of noise which spiraled
straight from the heart.
Back in hometown Minneapolis they say
everyone hates Hüsker Dü. But, they're only jealous.
Sure enough, the sound was messy but the
assembled hacks, John Peel and everyone from the
long haired herberts to the spikey topped morons
were totally transfixed by this mangled music
Caring more for sound, power and down to earth
performance than image, custom designed sweaters
and tinted scalps, Hüsker Dü jumped several steps
ahead. In fact, they jumped so high they pogoed.
Hüsker Dü could be the next mega sensation to
break from the American invasion. Their new single
suggests that it's possible and tonight's
performance confirmed that they're more than