Song of the Week: “Blah Blah Blah” by Hüsker Dü

by Douglas Cowie on 17 May 2013

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

Here is “Blah Blah Blah” by Hüsker Dü:

Hüsker Dü–“Blah Blah Blah”

I’m in Minneapolis this weekend, so it seemed appropriate to share Hüsker Dü, one of the great bands to come from that city, and one of the most influential punk/hardcore bands to come from anywhere.  “Blah Blah Blah” is one of my favorite songs from Hüsker Dü’s debut studio album, Everything Falls Apart, released in 1983.  Bob Mould and Grant Hart hadn’t really figured out how to write melodies yet in 1983, but hey, melody isn’t everything, and who cares when they can make noise this awesome?  Actually, “Blah Blah Blah” is a little more melodic than a lot of the rest of the album: listen to Greg Norton’s great bassline.  On subsequent albums they honed the art of melody and noise together, so if “Blah Blah Blah” doesn’t turn your crank, get out there and listen to the rest.

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