Hüsker Dü: Do You Remember?

Do You Remember podcast
Do You Remember? is a five-part documentary podcast exploring Hüsker Dü’s formative years and legacy through rare exclusive interviews with the band, as well as those who were around in the beginning. We also dive into recordings from Numero Group's new remastered box set of the band’s early releases, demos and live recordings.



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See below for all Hüsker Dü, Grant Hart, Bob Mould and Greg Norton stories from The Current.

The story of Husker Du’s beginnings, as told by Grant Hart


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Approximately 53 minutes after a solar eclipse darkened the skies of St. Paul and beckoned the entire city outside to gaze upward in awe, Grant Hart wandered into my cubicle and stood quietly behind me, smiling politely and nodding his head hello. His hands were tucked into the pockets of a dark navy suit coat,…

Steve Hengstler: the photographer who covered the rise of Husker Du


Photographer Steve Hengstler documented Husker Du

On Friday, Nov. 10, Numero Group releases its box set, 'Savage Young Du,' documenting in words, photos and of course, music, the rise of iconic punk band Husker Du. Playing a major role in telling the story are many photos by the late Steve Hengstler, a Fridley, Minn., native and Macalester College alumnus who had a vision -- in more ways than one -- to document the rise of the most heralded trio of the American punk underground.

Hüsker Dü, the Replacements warn against bootleg merchandise


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As holiday shoppers look for gifts related to their favorite bands, two Minnesota greats are cautioning against purveyors of bootleg merch. Earlier this week, Greg Norton shared a post on Facebook warning against bootleg Hüsker Dü merchandise. In his post, Norton (the band’s bassist) includes a photo advertising a t-shirt and sweatshirt with the artwork…

From the Gut: Husker Du fans share their stories


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In the run-up to the release of the Do You Remember? podcast, we asked Husker Du fans to share some of their favorite stories about the band. The stories you submitted -- alternatively colorful, personal, funny, poignant, or all of the above -- illustrate the dedication of fans who found a favorite band for life. Check out the collection of Husker Du fan stories.

Minneapolis post-punks Arcwelder on the 7th St Entry, Grant Hart


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Music history is full of surprises. A couple of weeks ago, I was digging through the Minnesota Historical Society’s archive of First Avenue/7th St Entry shows. Along with well-known acts like the Replacements and the Jayhawks, one unfamiliar band name kept popping out at me: Arcwelder (née Tiltawhirl), who’ve played at least 29 shows at…

Watch Bob Mould dedicate ‘Never Talking to You Again’ to Grant Hart at Cal Jam


This past Saturday, Oct. 7, at Cal Jam 17 in San Bernardino, Calif., Bob Mould opened his set by paying tribute to Grant Hart. Mould performed Hüsker Dü’s “Never Talking to You Again.” The song, written by Hart, comes from the 1984 album Zen Arcade. Prior to starting the song, according to attendee John Loughney,…