Husker Du

Hüsker Dü (named after a Danish board game, translated as "Do you remember") was an American alternative rock band who got their name from a once popular board game. The Minneapolis-based alternative rock trio formed in 1979 around the dual talents of guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart. They recorded a series of highly influential albums for the independent label (run by former members of Black Flag) SST. In 1986 Hüsker Dü became the first band from the 80s hardcore scene to sign with a major label. They recorded two albums for Warner Brothers before splitting up in 1988. Since Hüsker Dü broke up, Grant Hart and Bob Mould have both worked as solo artists and in other bands—Hart with Nova Mob and Mould with Sugar.

Links To Peel

Available show tracklistings suggest that Peel first played Husker Du in 1984, when he aired their cover of the Byrds song "Eight Miles High", and he would continue to play their material through the rest of the 80s and early 90s; "Makes No Sense At All" reached number 46 in the 1985 Festive Fifty. On his show of 22 June 1991, the DJ set a competition for listeners to identify the band from a track.

Peel is known to have seen Husker Du live in September 1985. His verdict: "Not bad at all."[1]

After the group split, Grant Hart joined Nova Mob and Bob Mould formed Sugar. Neither band seemed to receive any interest from Peel, despite his listeners voting three tracks from Sugar into the 1992 Festive Fifty.

Festive Fifty Entries

Other Shows Played

Hüsker Dü - Makes No Sense At All

Hüsker Dü - Makes No Sense At All

'Makes No Sense At All', #46 in the 1985 Festive Fifty


External Links


  1. See Peel 019 (BFBS).
  2. This was at the Marquee Club on 04 September.
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