"Real World", "Deadly Skies", "It's Not Funny Anymore", First of the Last Calls", "Lifeline", "Diane" and "Out on a Limb" are undoubtedly classics. Each and every song.
Back in '83, WLVR 91.3 FM (Bethlehem) had about six punk and hardcore shows, every DJ played these tracks to death, especially "Diane".
I can not listen to this album without somehow subtracting thirty years from my life. My body goes sort of numb, my brain gets confused (probably because I am still in a 46 year old body) and I feel somehow like an unsure teenager full of vinegar.
Bob Mould, Grant Hart and Greg Norton were revolutionary in their ability to continually take their influences and create something new throughout their career.
"Metal Circus" was the first gigantic step forward Husker Du would take. Husker Du were continually inventing.
My son has taught me about Thomas Edison. I appreciate Edison not only for his inventions, but his thought pattern and wisdom. These are some of the quotes from Edison that I apply to Husker Du.
If you own this record, drop the needle on it tonight!