Grant Hart may be most well-known for his time spent in Husker Du as the band's drummer, but many may not know that Hart's solo career has lasted twice as long since beginning in 1988.
Immediately following the break-up of the now institutional hardcore punk-rockers, Hart recorded several EPs and albums, in addition to the much beloved project he ran called Nova Mob. With his fourth album The Argument, he has unleashed his most expansive and reflective work yet.
Four years after Hot Wax, Grant Hart has recorded 20 songs based on an interpretation of William S. Burroughs' reworking of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. It should come as no surprise that The Argument is a stylistically ambitious album.
It's also the perfect time for Hart to put this labor of love out into the world. As various Minnesota bands of legendary status reunite, the spotlight on Twin Cities music of the '70s and '80s has never been stronger. But Hart maintains that he is following his own path now, and with the help of venerable indie label Domino Records on his side, this could be his highest profile solo release yet.
Songs performed: "California Zephyr," "Awake, Arise" and "Is The Sky The Limit?"
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