Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs And Stories (*Pre-ordered CD, 1987) Classic early punk!
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1.Back From Somewhere 2.Friend, You've Got To Fall 3.You're A Soldier 4.Turn It Around 5.These Important Years 6.Visionary 7.Charity, Chastity, Prudence, And Hope 8.Bed Of Nails 9.Ice Cold Ice 10.Standing In The Rain 11.No Reservations 12.She's A Woman [And Now He Is A Man] 13.You Can Live At Home 14.Up In The Air 15.Tell You Why Tomorrow 16.She Floated Away 17.It's Not Peculiar 18.Actual Condition 19.Could You Be The One? 20.Too Much Spice
"Ice Cold Ice," in which Bob Mould rails against "barren lands and barren minds" and Grant Hart falls in on the supercatchy chorus, exemplifies the Hüsker Dü career development that peaks on this final album. Without sacrificing the emotional intensity of earlier albums, the Minneapolis trio beefs up the guitar-based melodies and sneaks in pop songcraft in lieu of the old fast-and-loud hardcore style. On this 1987 double album, as usual, guitarist Mould supplies the personal songs ("Standing in the Rain"), while drummer Hart remains more broadly political ("Tell You Why Tomorrow"). --Steve Knopper