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Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:13 am
by earthdog70
If this is remastered it may be worth considering:

http://modern-vinyl.com/2014/10/15/ware ... -to-vinyl/


:ugeek:

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:15 am
by FormerLurker
Wow.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:17 am
by scannest
I dunno, the Warner Bros catalog is what it is. I don't think they'll do anything special, based on the Candle Apple Grey re-issue from a little while back.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:18 am
by The Snake
Yeah, that recording always seemed kind of flat.
Some great songs there.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:20 am
by scannest
The Snake wrote:Yeah, that recording always seemed kind of flat.
Some great songs there.

I remember reading that Bob plugged his guitar into a distortion pedal and then straight into the board - no amp whatsoever. There is no amount of remastering that can change that.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:23 am
by The Snake
It is interesting how Huskers weren´t satisfied with Spot production on SST records but they didn´t do much better job either.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:33 am
by MXV
I will be buying that immediately when it is released. I must maintain Husker Du completion.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:39 am
by gregpolard
RSD Black Friday List is pretty grim. Kinda glad though in that there's less stuff I'll haev to worry about not snagging.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:35 pm
by version sound
I still have my OG copy, which is good enough for me.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:44 pm
by obik
gregpolard wrote:RSD Black Friday List is pretty grim. Kinda glad though in that there's less stuff I'll haev to worry about not snagging.


Record Scam Day rubs me wrong--I've never bought anything on RSD, and never ever ever ever will.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:58 pm
by gregpolard
version sound wrote:I still have my OG copy, which is good enough for me.


Yup.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:59 pm
by gregpolard
obik wrote:
gregpolard wrote:RSD Black Friday List is pretty grim. Kinda glad though in that there's less stuff I'll haev to worry about not snagging.


Record Scam Day rubs me wrong--I've never bought anything on RSD, and never ever ever ever will.


I never personally went on RSD (well, once I went way late in the day and bought a CD, back when I used to buy CDs) but I’ve had a few items picked out for me on the day but never bothered to wait in line.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:59 am
by scannest
Speaking of RSD, I have been tasked by my wife to get our son the Guardians of the Galaxy S/T on...gulp...cassette.

Ever since we went to see the movie (which we left after an hour because it was too scary and sad) he has been listening to tapes on Marilyn's old Walkman (if you've seen the movie you'll get the connection). I guess he's getting tired of his mom's old Specials/Talking Heads C-90.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:15 am
by gregpolard
scannest wrote:Speaking of RSD, I have been tasked by my wife to get our son the Guardians of the Galaxy S/T on...gulp...cassette.

Ever since we went to see the movie (which we left after an hour because it was too scary and sad) he has been listening to tapes on Marilyn's old Walkman (if you've seen the movie you'll get the connection). I guess he's getting tired of his mom's old Specials/Talking Heads C-90.


Is that coming out on Cassette Day?

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:46 am
by The Snake
Going to see Grant Hart tomorrow, so I can write you how it was.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:53 am
by scannest
gregpolard wrote:Is that coming out on Cassette Day?

No, it is part of the upcoming "Black Friday" RSD.

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/7579

I should state for the record that I love just about every song on the g*ddamn soundtrack, so I don't really have an issue getting it for him.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:20 am
by Welly
scannest wrote:the upcoming "Black Friday" RSD.


That's the plants backed up with shite again then. ;)

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:12 am
by earthdog70
Now that Lewdd has brought me back to the "dark side" (by promising me a turntable), I see a lot of things on RSD Black Friday that I want. Time to start saving! 8-)

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:41 am
by JGJR
gregpolard wrote:RSD Black Friday List is pretty grim. Kinda glad though in that there's less stuff I'll haev to worry about not snagging.


Ditto though I definitely want that Dead Milkmen reissue! Otherwise, pass. I love this album (Warehouse), BTW, but I'll stick with the original. mxv, I wish I had the cash and the space you have to maintain completion since I'm curious how it'll sound. Maybe I'll pick one up if I see it cheap enough or something. Rhino typically but now always does a good job with its vinyl reissues, but I don't think this is too hi-fi of an album anyway as scannest said.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:43 am
by JGJR
scannest wrote:Speaking of RSD, I have been tasked by my wife to get our son the Guardians of the Galaxy S/T on...gulp...cassette.

Ever since we went to see the movie (which we left after an hour because it was too scary and sad) he has been listening to tapes on Marilyn's old Walkman (if you've seen the movie you'll get the connection). I guess he's getting tired of his mom's old Specials/Talking Heads C-90.


Every day I read something like this, I regret getting rid of my most of my cassettes (even those old C-90s similar to those).

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:44 am
by JGJR
gregpolard wrote:
obik wrote:
gregpolard wrote:RSD Black Friday List is pretty grim. Kinda glad though in that there's less stuff I'll haev to worry about not snagging.


Record Scam Day rubs me wrong--I've never bought anything on RSD, and never ever ever ever will.


I never personally went on RSD (well, once I went way late in the day and bought a CD, back when I used to buy CDs) but I’ve had a few items picked out for me on the day but never bothered to wait in line.


I went in April and umm, it was fun, but it's like Black Friday in the spring for Record nerds. I don't know if I need to do it again unless there's something next year I'm really clamoring for. I think it'll be easier doing it next month (hopefully) as the store I go to should have copies of what I want, the selection is more limited, et al.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:47 am
by scannest
Last night Milo found a cassette of my wife's labeled "EURO DISCO". He put it on and started cracking up. His response was, "Dad, this sounds like the Stars Wars music (i.e. the "cantina" band), but faster and MUCH WORSE." I think he may have a future as a critic.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:02 am
by JGJR
scannest wrote:Last night Milo found a cassette of my wife's labeled "EURO DISCO". He put it on and started cracking up. His response was, "Dad, this sounds like the Stars Wars music (i.e. the "cantina" band), but faster and MUCH WORSE." I think he may have a future as a critic.


Post of the year, quite possibly.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:04 am
by JGJR
Also, maybe you have more room than I thought, but how do you have room for your cassettes in Manhattan? I've been in a Sty Town apartment and they're not spacious (at least the one I was in 20 years ago). Then again, I had some of mine at my old place in East Harlem.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:10 pm
by scannest
JGJR wrote:Also, maybe you have more room than I thought, but how do you have room for your cassettes in Manhattan? I've been in a Sty Town apartment and they're not spacious (at least the one I was in 20 years ago).

Our apartment is roughly 750 square feet. I'd call it a modest 2 bedroom. That said, we have room on a bookshelf for the 40 or so cassettes we've managed to hold on to over the years. The big challenge was getting rid of 1/3 of my CD collection and keeping the rest in boxes sans jewel cases (I bought a ton of plastic sleeves for the discs and booklets). All 1,000 or so CDs now sit on top of my dresser in three 15" x 15" x 6" boxes.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:29 pm
by JGJR
scannest wrote:
JGJR wrote:Also, maybe you have more room than I thought, but how do you have room for your cassettes in Manhattan? I've been in a Sty Town apartment and they're not spacious (at least the one I was in 20 years ago).

Our apartment is roughly 750 square feet. I'd call it a modest 2 bedroom. That said, we have room on a bookshelf for the 40 or so cassettes we've managed to hold on to over the years. The big challenge was getting rid of 1/3 of my CD collection and keeping the rest in boxes sans jewel cases (I bought a ton of plastic sleeves for the discs and booklets). All 1,000 or so CDs now sit on top of my dresser in three 15" x 15" x 6" boxes.


That's about as many cassettes as I've kept, though I think at least half of them are interviews that I've done and/or transcribed over the years!

I've thankfully never had to get rid of the jewel cases as I like how they look on the shelves next to each other. I don't know quite how I did that when living (mostly with roommates) in NYC and/or Hoboken for 6 years, but I guess I was lucky in that there was always room for them.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:13 pm
by Stormy
Love Husker Du, just about everything they did. That said, Warehouse songs is grabage

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:39 pm
by lewdd
earthdog70 wrote:Now that Lewdd has brought me back to the "dark side" (by promising me a turntable), I see a lot of things on RSD Black Friday that I want. Time to start saving! 8-)


You may have to drive to PA for some beer and BBQ to pick it up :)

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:42 am
by gregpolard
Stormy wrote:Love Husker Du, just about everything they did. That said, Warehouse songs is grabage


Oh man. I have to disagree. I dig it. Definitely the better of the two major label LPs too.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:47 am
by The Snake
Even though Warehouse has some songs I could live without, there are bunch of great songs on the record.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:58 am
by FormerLurker
As I get older "Warehouse" keeps moving its way up to the top.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:26 am
by MXV
JGJR wrote:
gregpolard wrote:RSD Black Friday List is pretty grim. Kinda glad though in that there's less stuff I'll haev to worry about not snagging.


Ditto though I definitely want that Dead Milkmen reissue! Otherwise, pass. I love this album (Warehouse), BTW, but I'll stick with the original. mxv, I wish I had the cash and the space you have to maintain completion since I'm curious how it'll sound. Maybe I'll pick one up if I see it cheap enough or something. Rhino typically but now always does a good job with its vinyl reissues, but I don't think this is too hi-fi of an album anyway as scannest said.


I'm rapidly running out of both cash and space. Cash especially, I've had to be a lot more selective with my record purchases in the past few years.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:23 am
by JGJR
gregpolard wrote:
Stormy wrote:Love Husker Du, just about everything they did. That said, Warehouse songs is grabage


Oh man. I have to disagree. I dig it. Definitely the better of the two major label LPs too.


I'm with Greg here. Warehouse isn't their best, but it's HIGHLY underrated and Mould's songs in particular are wonderful. You really think this is garbage, stormy?


Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:52 am
by FormerLurker
"No Reservations" is one of my favoritest songs ever.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:54 am
by JGJR
FormerLurker wrote:"No Reservations" is one of my favoritest songs ever.


I'm listening to several songs from it now ("Turn It Around" is what's on now). I just listened to "Could You Be the One" before that. When I listen to this album, I sometimes listen to those songs and a few other Mould selections on here over and over again.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:25 am
by FlexMyHead
I store all my cassettes in IKEA boxes.

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Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:01 am
by scannest
FWIW, Bob Mould Band started playing "Up in the Air" on their most recent tour, which was a pleasant surprise. I think they only other song I've heard them do off that album is "Could You Be the One."

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:50 pm
by earthdog70
They did "Ice Cold Ice" on that Bob Mould & Friends tribute show. Dave Grohl (gasp! :lol: ) handled the Grant Hart backing vocals. Good version, it comes on Palladia if you have that channel. :idea:

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:23 pm
by version sound
JGJR wrote:
gregpolard wrote:
Stormy wrote:Love Husker Du, just about everything they did. That said, Warehouse songs is grabage


Oh man. I have to disagree. I dig it. Definitely the better of the two major label LPs too.


I'm with Greg here. Warehouse isn't their best...


I don't know about that. I think it's held up better than anything other than maybe Everything Falls Apart.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:54 pm
by 77clash
I like the latter era stuff too.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:21 am
by tango fistula
Unless the re-issue corrects the two dimensional tin ear mastering/mix then
I'll just rock my copy...as there are alot of good tunes on it.

As a Huskers record...it IS the most prosaic and least adventurous of the bunch
aside from Land Speed Record.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:36 am
by version sound
tango fistula wrote:Unless the re-issue corrects the two dimensional tin ear mastering/mix then
I'll just rock my copy...as there are alot of good tunes on it.

As a Huskers record...it IS the most prosaic and least adventurous of the bunch
aside from Land Speed Record.


Maybe, but it still contains some of the best songs they ever wrote.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:06 am
by lewdd
Warehouse has more songs that I like than any other Husker Du release.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:11 am
by Bill
Is it for sentimental reasons? It has to be, right?

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:33 pm
by version sound
These Important Years
Standing In The Rain
Could You Be The One?
Friend, You've Got To Fall
No Reservations
Up In The Air

All better than anything on the SST records.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:42 pm
by obik
version sound wrote:These Important Years
Standing In The Rain
Could You Be The One?
Friend, You've Got To Fall
No Reservations
Up In The Air

All better than anything on the SST records.


That's Mark David Chapman crazy.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:57 pm
by version sound
obik wrote:
version sound wrote:These Important Years
Standing In The Rain
Could You Be The One?
Friend, You've Got To Fall
No Reservations
Up In The Air

All better than anything on the SST records.


That's Mark David Chapman crazy.


It's 1000% accurate.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:08 pm
by obik
version sound wrote:
obik wrote:
version sound wrote:These Important Years
Standing In The Rain
Could You Be The One?
Friend, You've Got To Fall
No Reservations
Up In The Air

All better than anything on the SST records.


That's Mark David Chapman crazy.


It's 1000% accurate.


Just like Mark David Chapman.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:22 pm
by yourenotevil
stormy is right. i would say the same thing about candy apple gray though.

Re: Husker Du Reissue

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:30 pm
by tango fistula
version sound wrote:These Important Years
Standing In The Rain
Could You Be The One?
Friend, You've Got To Fall
No Reservations
Up In The Air

All better than anything on the SST records.


I'd have to disagree....

I count a bakers dozen kickass songs just on Zen Arcade...and to my ears
Warehouse has about 10.