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Saturday, July 09, 2005

Favorite Recent Quote...

Not to harp on a certain post-punk band from Minnesota, but according to Spin magazine's article of the 100 Best albums of the past 20 years, Hüsker Dü's New Day Rising came in at #13. Along with the standard synopsis, Spin recounted how the band brought their previous album, Zen Arcade, to Henry Rollins's punk label SST.

In drummer Grant Hart's words, "Rollins was walking around in shorts, squeezing pool balls -being a big Frankenstein. We were thrilled with the record but he was all, 'This is a collective, you gotta get off your high horse.'" What makes this scene so perfect is knowing how perfectly Henry played the meat-head record producer, flexing the muscles on the side of his jaw with dissatisfaction.

Summing up their relationship with SST records, Hart said,
"Compared to the other punk bands, we felt like the student teachers in a class full of retards."

Oh snap!

And if anyone is still unclear about earlier assertions, this should help:
Hüsker Dü