The Living End
Label: Rhino/Warner Records
Along with R.E.M. and the Replacements, Husker Du were one of the most influential American indie rock bands of the 1980s. But they broke up in '87, way too early to capitalize on the mainstreaming of their corrosive yet poppy punk rock sound. So, in 1994, this concert document was put out to show the newly flannelled college kids that Husker Du had done it all before (only with band members far less pinup-worthy than Kurt Cobain). They completely cooked in concert -- erasing any doubts that their early SST albums were cut live in the studio.