HÜSKER DÜ – Sixth & Final LP ‘WAREHOUSE: SONGS AND STORIES’ Released In 1987… Thirty Years Ago

Looking back in time. Memorable moments in sonic history!


‘Warehouse: Songs And Stories’
Released 19 January 1987


Minneapolis noisemakers HÜSKER DÜ released WAREHOUSE: SONGS AND STORIES,
their sixth and final (double) album thirty years ago, on 19 January 1987. The highly praised, vigorous trio excelled in constructing turbulent, red-hot powerhouses fueled
with an army of multi-tracked guitars and imposing choruses. Their last effort was also packed with steamrollers. Like these smoking guns: Charity, Charity, Prudence And Hope / Standing In The Rain / Ice Cold Ice / Could You Be The One? / Tell You Why Tomorrow/ Actual Condition/ You Can Live At Home and promo single She’s A Woman (And Now He’s A Man) . Here’s a swirling appearance on the legendary American The Late Show…

The razor-sharp DIY punk attitude of the early days (‘Revolution starts at home, preferably in
the bathroom mirror
‘ was an uncredited quote on one of the inner sleeves) still was intact on Warehouse, musically as well as lyrically, although the production was way smoother and more polished than before. The competitive ego’s of Bob Mould and Grant Hart,
the DÜ’s two songwriters were a blessing for the ongoing creativeness during the group’s career (1979-1988) but, finally, in the end the chemistry went down the toilets and both wayward characters wanted to be in front all the time. So taking this backbreaking rivalry into account this double LP (20 songs) is quite a startling victory. A slashing goodbye with
a ruthless big bang. Press the button, turn it up, attack your ears…

You can read the laudable review by Rolling Stone Magazine
journalist David Fricke published in March 1987 right here

HÜSKER DÜ: Bio – Discography

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