Warehouse: Songs and Stories

Warehouse: Songs and Stories

by Hüsker Dü
     
 

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It's cleaner and more produced than any of their records, which is one reason why many Hüsker Dü fans have never fully embraced their second double album, Warehouse: Songs and Stories. Granted, Warehouse boasts a fuller production -- complete with multi-tracked guitars and vocal, various percussion techniques, and endlessSee more details below

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It's cleaner and more produced than any of their records, which is one reason why many Hüsker Dü fans have never fully embraced their second double album, Warehouse: Songs and Stories. Granted, Warehouse boasts a fuller production -- complete with multi-tracked guitars and vocal, various percussion techniques, and endless studio effects -- that would have seemed out of place a mere two years before its release. However, Flip Your Wig and Candy Apple Grey both suggested this full-fledged pop production, and it's to Hüsker Dü's credit that they never sound like they are selling out with Warehouse. What they do sound like is breaking up. Although there was a schism apparent between Bob Mould and Grant Hart on Candy Apple Grey, they don't even sound like they are writing for the same band on Warehouse. But the individual songs on the album are powerhouses in their own right, as both songwriters exhibit a continuing sense of experimentation -- Hart writes a sea shanty with "She Floated Away" and uses bubbling percussion on "Charity, Chastity, Prudence, and Hope," while Mould nearly arrives at power pop with "Could You Be the One?" and touches on singer/songwriter-styled folk-rock with "No Reservations." Warehouse doesn't have the single-minded sense of purpose or eccentric sprawl of Zen Arcade, but as a collection of songs, it's of the first order. Furthermore, its stylish production -- which makes pop concessions without abandoning a punk ethos -- pointed the way to the kind of "alternative" rock that dominated the mainstream in the early '90s. In all, it was a fine way for one of the most important bands of the '80s to call it a day.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Warner Bros / Ada
UPC:
0075992554428
catalogNumber:
25544
Rank:
180620

Tracks

  1. These Important Years  -  Hüsker Dü
  2. Charity, Chastity, Prudence, and Hope  -  Hüsker Dü
  3. Standing in the Rain  -  Hüsker Dü
  4. Back from Somewhere  -  Hüsker Dü
  5. Ice Cold Ice  -  Hüsker Dü
  6. You're a Soldier  -  Hüsker Dü
  7. Could You Be the One?  -  Hüsker Dü
  8. Too Much Spice  -  Hüsker Dü
  9. Friend, You've Got to Fall  -  Hüsker Dü
  10. Visionary  -  Hüsker Dü
  11. She Floated Away  -  Hüsker Dü
  12. Bed of Nails  -  Hüsker Dü
  13. Tell You Tomorrow  -  Hüsker Dü
  14. It's Not Peculiar  -  Hüsker Dü
  15. Actual Condition  -  Hüsker Dü
  16. No Reservations  -  Hüsker Dü
  17. Turn It Around  -  Hüsker Dü
  18. She's a Woman (And Now He Is a Man)  -  Hüsker Dü
  19. Up in the Air  -  Hüsker Dü
  20. You Can Live at Home  -  Hüsker Dü

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