Hüsker Dü early sessions released by Numero Group

Photo: Mark Peterson

Early recordings by Hüsker Dü are being released by Chicago based crate digging label Numero Group. The three session tracks were made in 1980, at Minneapolis's Blackberry Way Studio, pressed with a fourth track recorded live at Duffy's. This is an early heads up: Numero are releasing double 7" for Record Store day later this year (penned in for 20 April).

Three of the recordings ("Statues", "Writer's Cramp" and "Let's Go Die") were from the Blackberry Way sessions for Hüsker Dü's debut single on Twin/Tone, a deal which fell through. Grant Hart, Bob Mould and Greg Norton then decided to put out a 10" on their own, and recorded a live version of "Amusement" before finances meant that only two of the tracks made it out, on a 7" for Reflex Records in 1981.

Numero have remastered the Hüsker Dü recordings and are pressing up the 2x7" in a run of 4000, with a gatefold sleeve. More details here, and listen to "Statues" below.

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