Numero Group announces somewhat anticlimactic Hüsker Dü reissue
Fans have waited a long time to see the words "reissue" and "Hüsker Dü" in the same sentence, and now the crate diggers at the Numero Group have decided to take a break from exploring the deep recesses of lost soul and R&B to shine a new light on the legendary Minneapolis punk masters. We'll soften the blow here by letting you know that you're most likely going to get your hopes dashed by the beginning of the next paragraph.
Numero have made the seriously perplexing choice of reissuing the Dü's first single, "Amusement"/"Statues", along with two unreleased tracks, "Writer's Cramp" and "Let's Go Die", out of everything the band put out over it's decade-plus existence. Anyone who has read Our Band Could Be Your Life knows that "Amusement"/"Statues" is a highly uncharacteristic slice of PiL-style post-punk recorded for pretty much the sole purpose of getting the band airplay on college radio.
For those of you who want to hear derivative music that sounds nothing like the incredible heights that Hüsker Dü would scale in the mid-80's, the double 7" will be available on Record Store Day, April 20th, in a run of 4,000 copies. Until then, pray for the day when Bob Mould and Grant Hart stop hating each other enough to get in a damn studio and give us the remastered version of Flip Your Wig that we deserve.
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