Warehouse: Songs and Stories

Warehouse: Songs and Stories

Along with The Replacements, Hüsker Dü represented all that was right with alternative rock in the '80s. (It was a shame that neither group could simply be known as a rock 'n' roll band, but the classic rock establishment didn't let many outsiders in the circle.) This double album was Hüsker Dü's second, and while it isn't as gut-wrenching as Zen Arcade, it remains true to the band's spirit. At this point in time—1986 and 1987—the trio was falling apart, and songwriters Bob Mould and Grant Hart were feuding. Like many double albums, Warehouse could make a great single LP, though there's no unanimous agreement over which tracks would make the superior slimmed-down set. Mould's "Could You Be the One?" and "Ice Cold Ice" stand out as his clear highlights, while "Friend, You've Got to Fall" is allegedly about his bandmate. Hart's "She's a Woman (And Now He Is a Man)," "She Floated Away," and "Back from Somewhere" are his strongest contributions.

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