4 Songs, 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hüsker Dü was both a brutal punk band and a group devoted to pop music and rock history. This EP compiles two key singles in its catalog. The cover of "Eight Miles High" takes the song's gentle psychedelia and throws it into the post-punk meat grinder, achieving a sense of alienation that was being felt among young musicians as true rock 'n' roll was being shuttled off to the underground. The live version of Zen Arcade's "Masochism World" is muddy and violent, a bootleg-quality recording that reflects the era's lo-fi constraints. "Makes No Sense at All" was the single pulled from 1985's Flip Your Wig, while a cover of Sonny Curtis' "Love Is All Around"—the Mary Tyler Moore theme—is a nod to the group's Minneapolis roots and its abilities to rock out a transcendent tune.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hüsker Dü was both a brutal punk band and a group devoted to pop music and rock history. This EP compiles two key singles in its catalog. The cover of "Eight Miles High" takes the song's gentle psychedelia and throws it into the post-punk meat grinder, achieving a sense of alienation that was being felt among young musicians as true rock 'n' roll was being shuttled off to the underground. The live version of Zen Arcade's "Masochism World" is muddy and violent, a bootleg-quality recording that reflects the era's lo-fi constraints. "Makes No Sense at All" was the single pulled from 1985's Flip Your Wig, while a cover of Sonny Curtis' "Love Is All Around"—the Mary Tyler Moore theme—is a nod to the group's Minneapolis roots and its abilities to rock out a transcendent tune.

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