Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Day Rising, Indeed!

Hüsker Dü - Live at the First Avenue Club, Minneapolis, MN (8/28/85) Part 1
Hüsker Dü - Live at the First Avenue Club, Minneapolis, MN (8/28/85) Part 2

This could devolve rapidly into what I already see as another in an endless series of "Where I was and what I was doing when I first heard [blank]" posts. So I won't tell you about how I was painting an apartment as part of my "Maintenance Engineer" career - ie, janitor - and I'd been lucky enough to score the radio because all the other guys were elsewhere in the complex (they liked to leave me alone because I was the newbie and this was part of the hazing period) and a sound like the opening of the Gates of Heaven came out of that poor little machine, nearly killing it. Before the first three notes were done, I knew what I was hearing - the new Hüsker Dü single! I about crapped myself. Enough to loosen one's bowels from bliss is what I mean, sheer uncontrollability!

"New Day Rising" is the perfect song to play today, still basking in the glow of last night's victories for Obama and looking forward to the fight to come and the eventual new day rising for America.

Crank this one up - wake your neighbors, wake your neighborhood!

And definitely buy some shit.


michelerui79 said...

Thank you a lot for your Huskers'bootleg (which I'm listening to just now), and also for the Long Ryders'. I'm a big, big fan of both. And I agree with you: New day rising is maybe the perfect (punk) song: I used to play at a dangerous volume in the flat I shared back during my university years when I was really pissed for whatever reason.
Thank you again.
Come see my blog if you fell like it (

Nazz Nomad said...

I love you.
Thanks for the Hu Du

gomonkeygo said...

Aw, love you, too, man! And I just added your blog to my links. Been there before and love it.

raindogzilla said...

As much as I like "New Day", I'm gonna have to go "Diane" from "Metal Circus" as my fave. Here's a questionable sounding 1981 vid of the cherubic looking Grant Hart, a young Al Bundy-looking Bob Mould, and that other guy. ;)

It was also the first song I learned all the way through on guitar. Three chords, no waiting, whoo-hoo!

Anonymous said...

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gomonkeygo said...

Love the blog - heard of Murderapolis? I have a few MP3 tracks by them that are incredible! They used to list Appliances-SFB from Madison as an influence on their website and I definitely heard that.