Hüsker Dü started as a straightforward hardcore group, but they became much more. Frustrated by the restrictions of hardcore music, they toyed with the genre’s formula, thereby setting the bar for what alternative and indie rock could be with albums like Zen Arcade, New Day Rising, and Flip Your Wig. If your favorite band can even loosely be categorized as punk, indie, hardcore, DIY, or alternative rock, they owe something to this pioneering quartet.
We’re happy to announce that Hüsker Dü’s catalog is now on Rdio for your listening pleasure. Listen to the revered Zen Arcade below. Then, at long last, add the rest of the band’s albums to your collection.