Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey

Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
Recording Location:
Nicollet Studios, Minneapolis, MN
Candy Apple Grey
Recording Date:
October, 1985 - January, 1986
Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, American Underground, Hardcore Punk, Punk/New Wave, College Rock
Release Date:
March, 1986

Moving to a major label doesn't affect Hüsker Dü's sound greatly -- although the production is more full-bodied than Spot's razor-thin work, the Hüskers don't change their blazing attack at all. Much of Candy Apple Grey charges along on the same frenzied beat that propelled New Day Rising and Flip Your Wig, and both Bob Mould and Grant Hart are in fine form, spinning out fine punk-pop with "Sorry Somehow" and "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely." However, the sound is beginning to seem a bit tired, which is what makes Mould's two acoustic numbers, "Too Far Down" and "Hardly Getting Over It," so welcome. Demonstrating that punks can mature without losing their edge, Mould inverts the rules of conventional confessional singer/songwriter songs with these two haunting numbers, and in doing so, he illustrates the faults with the relatively staid post-hardcore punk that dominates the remainder of the record.

Crystal / Bob MouldHüsker Dü3:28
Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely / Grant HartHüsker Dü3:29
I Don't Know for Sure / Bob MouldHüsker Dü2:27
Sorry Somehow / Grant Hart / Bob MouldHüsker Dü4:25
Too Far Down / Grant Hart / Bob MouldHüsker Dü4:37
Hardly Getting over It / Bob MouldHüsker Dü6:02
Dead Set on Destruction / Grant HartHüsker Dü2:59
Eiffel Tower High / Bob MouldHüsker Dü2:49
No Promise Have I Made / Grant HartHüsker Dü3:39
All This I've Done for You / Bob MouldHüsker Dü3:09

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