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Land Speed Record
Husker Du
Land Speed Record
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Land Speed Record fully exposes the rage and manic energy that drove Hüsker Dü to dizzying heights of creative and critical success; it's an incredible (though appallingly poor-sounding) document of a live Minneapolis show...  more »

      
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All Artists: Husker Du
Title: Land Speed Record
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sst Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018861019529

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Land Speed Record fully exposes the rage and manic energy that drove Hüsker Dü to dizzying heights of creative and critical success; it's an incredible (though appallingly poor-sounding) document of a live Minneapolis show from 1981 featuring the band in its embryonic form. Bob Mould and company seem bent on driving themselves to the brink of insanity as they plow through the performance with all the subtlety of a freight train out of control. As part of Hüsker history, it is of great interest to die-hard fans and rock critics alike. Unfortunately, it also exposes shortcomings--most notably sloppy playing--though these are easily forgiven considering the band's future contributions. --Mike Corrigan

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HUSKER DU as in DO buy this
Paul D. Steinhafel | 03/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must-have for any Husker Du fan and a fan of hardcore. People who do not like this album are people who do not like hardcore. Husker Du was hardcore, get over it, like it, enjoy it."
The 8th Wonder of the World!!!
Guy De Maupassant Rabbinowitz | PA, USA | 01/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First off, anyone who doesn't worship this album is a total knob! Second of all, if the sound quality isn't good enough you need to turn it up full blast until it is! To this fortyish punker who was lucky enough to see these guys in a friend's basement in West Philly, this is TRUE Husker Du. Before Warner Bros. and all the bickering there was his band with such energy and promise they forged their own path right from the beginning. 18 or so thrash songs blended into one nonstop blur of total fury and energy, Grant's drums plowing through the din like a runaway train, Moulds chorused-out Flying V ringing out chords more bizarre than any attempted by their hardcore peers, and Greg Norton's roaring bass ripping through it all like Lemmy on 78 RPM! Most of these songs are stupid but in a great way; ditties about such topics as dropping bricks off of rooftops onto random people's heads and wanting to live on Gilligan's Island so you can have sex with Ginger and force The Professor to make recreational drugs for you. Cap it all off with the magnificently hypnotic dirge of Data Control and you have a thrash hardcore masterpiece! I cannot recommend this enough!***************************************************!!!!!"
Brilliant band, but a poor showing
Guy De Maupassant Rabbinowitz | 09/11/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Husker Du was a great band, one of my favorite rock bands of all time, but Land Speed Record is nearly incoherent. Even the band's energy is lost, totally wasted, due to the overall sound of this record. L.S.R. sounds like the band playing in doubletime, aboard the deck of a sinking ship. Husker Du's songwriting got better, and their playing got better, AFTER this record was released. There's nothing much to recommend this, except the fact that it was released by Husker Du. Fans might argue that their mightiest, fastest, and most energetic release was Land Speed Record. I would say that Land Speed Record was the record that Husker Du released just before they learned how to write a good song.For Husker Du completists only."