Eligible since: 2006 (The 2007 Induction Ceremony)
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Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2013 (ranked #273) .
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Who the hell are these idiots? At least people have heard of Kiss, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden.
Posted by Denny on Wednesday, 11.8.06 @ 20:55pm
Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 11.8.06 @ 21:17pm
Will not make it in, although they, with Metallica and REM, represent the creative high point of rock in the 80s. Zen Arcade was massively influential and New Day Rising and Flip Your Wig are legendary albums. If a band like Television is not in the Rock Hall, then bands like Husker Du won't make it either. Unfortunately.
Posted by Rod on Tuesday, 11.28.06 @ 14:19pm
how old are you..........15. iron maiden ...just noise...husker du and rem are known as the most influencial bands of the 80's...but the huskers are more like a cult band
Posted by tmx on Tuesday, 12.12.06 @ 18:16pm
HUGELY important......but it could take a while since they've never acquired a major following, even amongst modern indie dweebs that I know, although there's a few of that group, like myself, that will forever treasure their recordings.
Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 01.23.07 @ 13:07pm
Oh god, how I hope the Huskers make the hall of fame -- they should be inducted solely on their cover of The Byrds "Eight Miles High."(Check out Youtube if you're so inclined).
Posted by Ian on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 14:14pm
Do you remember? The Minneapolis sound was the linch pin from Hardcore to Alternative rock. The grunge groups worshiped at Husker Du feet. Many of their albumns are masterpieces of pop on every track.
Posted by JAck on Monday, 02.5.07 @ 12:54pm
to bob's chagrin, the mats would make it before husker (keeping with the minneapolis theme),,,although husker du was HUGELY influential,,,just ask green day or dave grohl(i'm a new day rising). bob is a genius musician and was one of the originators to the "alternative" sound that sold millions in the 90's. husker du (along with the mats) were doing this 15 years before it became popular.
Posted by jeff on Wednesday, 02.14.07 @ 19:41pm
People like that pinhead Denny with his Priest and Maiden comments are why music sucks today, too many blinders wearing date rapists wandering the earth these days.
Posted by Crowbar on Saturday, 02.17.07 @ 10:13am
While Denny will be lucky to see metal bands like those mentioned inducted he will most likely be lucky enough to avoid seeing Husker Du inducted which is shameful as they are one of the best and most influential bands of the 1980's. And personally I think Kiss and all those metal bands suck (though I acknowledge their influence).
Posted by David Richman on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 00:54am
THE most influential indie band of the 80s - anyone who's picked up instruments since owes them a debt. Probably have to wait until their discography is re-issued and given their legal problems in that regard, it might be a while
Posted by Neil on Sunday, 04.8.07 @ 07:35am
Yes, they should be inducted. Check out their videos on my site: www.duyouremember.com
Posted by Jeff on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 23:46pm
Flip Your Wig, Zen Arcade, and New Day Rising are all essential listening.
Posted by Kit on Monday, 07.2.07 @ 22:20pm
Denny or Danny whatever your name is why don't you educate yourself on a decent and actually unbelievably good band such as Husker Du instead of that bullshit speed metal lollipop sucking queer shit you listed and do yourself a favor. They're one of the best bands ever so go fuck yourself!
Posted by Richie on Tuesday, 07.3.07 @ 13:11pm
Kind of like a poor mans R.E.M. ????
Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 11:54am
Not in the slightest. For one thing, Bob Mould enunciates, also completely different instrumental approaches. They're much more comparable to The Replacements or Minutemen.
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 22:15pm
The've influenced so many bands, theres no way they wont get in.
Posted by Patrick on Thursday, 07.5.07 @ 23:44pm
I like Hardcore Hüsker Dü i.e. Metal Circus and parts of Zen Arcade (Something I learned today" greatest fuckin'song ever).
Posted by Jaysix on Wednesday, 07.11.07 @ 18:37pm
Husker Du influenced so many great bands, not just the ones I like so much, and I think there's a few bands out there that wouldn't be so famous if they
Posted by fe on Tuesday, 07.24.07 @ 23:14pm
I think they should eventually get in, even if it takes a couple of years. Zen Arcade is a hell of an album although I prefer Warehouse and Candy Apple Grey. They made the transition from Hardcore Punk to Modern/Alternative Rock and helped shape the rock sound of the 90s as it is still heard today.
Posted by Denyo on Monday, 11.5.07 @ 15:15pm
Great band, extremely memorable songs and a big influence on the musicians that followed them. Unfortunately, it is doubtful that they will be recognized for the H.o.F. - They certainly deserve all the respect in the world. But can all you underground/indie (whatever you call yourselves) rockers stop with the "metal" bashing. Whether you liked it or not, the 80's were dominated by the leather boys and girls and that part of history is never going to change. Just because you think that genre of music was uncool does not mean that it did not have its place or that it is not worthy of any accolades. And to all the Priest/Maiden worshippers, take a listen to some of these like Husker Du or the Pixies. I think you will understand why their fans are so loyal and it will open your eyes to some excellent music.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 08:29am
"Just because you think that genre of music (hair metal)was uncool does not mean that it did not have its place or that it is not worthy of any accolades." - Dameon
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 08:43am
What's the matter Shawn, did the cool kids in High School and College shun you? Did they knock the your school books out from under your arms? Were you ridiculed for being a pansy? Were you not able to get laid? What was it that turned you into the sad little pathetic person that you are? Do like Wayne and Garth, get on your knees and yell out to the world that you are not worthy. Or perhaps you would like Dr. Phil's e-mail address. Maybe he can help you. With any luck, there is a stripper somewhere in your city that can turn you into a man. Goodbye Shawn and good f'n luck in life.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 11:05am
Wow. Yea, uh....dude - I am obviously the one with the male issues; good call. Looks like I might have insulted a crowd you identify with. Do you still "pardy-hardy" and rock out at keggers, bro?
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 11:40am
"the 80's were dominated by the leather boys and girls and that part of history is never going to change"
Posted by liam on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 12:09pm
Dameon's only point is that bands like Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Winger, etc. were HUGE in the 80's even if you and I did not like that music (and I did not). It is a fact that is undeniable. I am not saying it SHOULD have been that way or that I like that music. I am just being objective....Def Leppard was one of the biggest selling acts in music history:
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 17:41pm
"Dameon's only point is that bands like --- were HUGE in the 80's" -anon
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 19:05pm
"lunchbox buddy again."
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 19:14pm
You're shouting at me now Anon, and that's a rude boy.
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 19:22pm
Well, lets see maybe because you make no sense - I am supposedly "licking his ass", yet I am voting "no" for his favorite band...there was that better?
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 19:25pm
I just want to say I'm fascinated for the last 6 months by the way the 2 of you interact.
Posted by SG on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 23:19pm
That is funny because I was thinking the same thing when I was reading the Shawn-Dameon interactions. Common denominator? Some of the verbosity and language of Shawn does make me laugh...its like we are in a HS English class and he is attempting to show off...it makes me LOL too :-)
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 11.9.07 @ 03:52am
BTW, if him calling me "little buddy" makes you "beside myself", that would suggest to me that you could probably watch reruns of Leno and you would continue to laugh...now go take your meds and get yourself tucked into bed :-)
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 11.9.07 @ 04:05am
Although it pains me to do so I will comment once again. Let's get this correct, D.L. is not my favorite band, but I enjoyed their first 4 albums very much. Whether you think so or not, they did record well structured music that by all criteria should get them into the Hall. Music is all about opinion; I have mine and everyone else has theirs. I did not bang my head to D.L. in the 80's, nor did I mosh to Black Flag in the same decade. I did not paint my face white at Cure concerts nor did I wear flannel shirts and dirty hair when I saw Nirvana. By the way, I was 34 or 35 when I saw them. I was actually close to, if not already in my 40's when I saw Tool. Shawn, am I off base because of that also? Age means shit when it concerns things that I like. If you think I am off base because I enjoyed D.L. at 25, then so be it. Perhaps I should be the one to call Dr. Phil and tell him that Shawn thinks I am off. I can only hope that he can help me. One more thing; when Pyromania was released, there was no such thing as "Hair Bands". I maybe wrong, but that term came out to label the LA scene which followed Motley Crue and Ratt a couple of years later. FYI - I never went to a keggar in my life, but then there were not too many keggars happening in the Bronx and East Village in the 70's and early 80's. I hung out at CB's, Mudd Club, and Max's K.C. I didn't need to go to College Dorms to get a drink. Hey Anon - I appreciate your attempts at clarifying some of my statements. It would seem most people understood what I was saying except for Shawn and his mates. Good luck to you all and I hope you all had a great holiday; even you Shawn.
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 11.26.07 @ 12:38pm
WHO are they? They are music gods. (What an idiot.) They are SO much better, purer, and original than hundreds of "well known" hacks. They are poets and were Important. (Stop swollowing your Spoon-fed education.)
Posted by wm. on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 19:04pm
Note: Obviously I was commenting on Denny or whoever his name near the top of the post...... Husker Du - deserves SO much more credit.
Posted by wm. on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 19:10pm
If Husker Du didn't exist, could Green Day have made the same amount of impact as they do now? Green Day WAS influenced by this band. They really paved the way for bands to start playing punk rock.
Posted by SSR on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 18:56pm
Errrr, probably. Not that I´m very aware of Husker Du. Now, if you´d asked the same question about the Ramones or the Buzzcocks...you´d get a different answer.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 02.18.08 @ 11:11am
I know they're from Minneapolis and they're named after some Swedish board game. Some people give them credit for (unwittingly) creating the template for Indie Rock...don't know about that!! Sounds like they got caught up in their own angst!!
Posted by Terry on Monday, 02.18.08 @ 19:13pm
There is no "template" for indie. All it refers to is label status, not sound.
Posted by William on Tuesday, 02.19.08 @ 00:29am
Beats me, William...Rock music goes by so many names anymore that one more wouldn't sueprise me! I remember when it was just "Rock & Roll". Besides, what I know for sure about these people fits into one sentence. Not much impact on my neck of the woods...
Posted by Terry on Tuesday, 02.19.08 @ 06:35am
Thank you Terry - finally someone else finally says that there are too many named sub-genres in Rock n Roll. I remember when Punk broke back in "75" and then New Wave followed closely behind. Then the term Alternative appeared which was then followed by more named genres than I even knew existed. It was Shawn and Liam who made it very clear that "Post-Punk" is a well known sub-genre when discussing as to why certain bands were yet to be inducted. To me, the term "post-punk is ridiculous because to most, it would mean all music which came out after the Punk scene. And I mean no slight to anyone who views this sub-genre as very important.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 02.19.08 @ 12:53pm
Posted by Eddie Mars on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 11:58am
^Wanna explain your point, or shall we just go ahead and presume you like not being taken seriously (aka 'Journey Fanboy')?
Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 12:22pm
Those idoits who have never heard Husker Du are the same idoits who believe that Eric Clapton is the guitarist who plays the famous guitar solo on "Layla" when in fact it was Duane Allman.
Posted by george on Friday, 03.28.08 @ 21:11pm
Amazing band, love all their albums (and much of Moulds solo work). I think they are the second most influential band of the 80's. Sorry the The Replacements take 1# for me. I think they should be inducted the same time as The Replacements! How great would that be!
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 00:13am
NOT A BAD BAND.. WHO KNOWS ...TIME SHALL TELL
Posted by mrxzy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 00:18am
I think everyone here has forgotten that Rolling Stone loved Husker Du during the 80s. They still do, actually. Rolling Stone has a stake in the rock hall so...
Posted by Jonas on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 23:48pm
Greg Norton's mustache alone should be reason enough to induct these guys.
Posted by RJ on Friday, 04.17.09 @ 02:03am
If you want to see an assessment of Hüsker Dü's Rock Hall credential, go to http://jpbenney.blogspot.com/2009/07/keltner-analysis-of-undiscussed-rock_28.html.
Posted by Julien Peter Benney on Monday, 07.27.09 @ 23:48pm
How on earth can this band and Bob Mould not be in the Hall? I mean, all Bob did was alter the future of rock and roll -- twice. Just because he was 5-10 years ahead of his time both times...is that a reason to exclude him? Unreal.
Posted by Chuck on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 21:30pm
They have a faggy name
Posted by Eazy G on Wednesday, 11.25.09 @ 17:08pm
So do you.
Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 11.25.09 @ 17:49pm
Husker Du were trailblazers - early on the fastest hardcore, later the template for migrating to alternative rock on their own terms, and in between the most intense, passionate, and brilliant hardcore-pop to this day.
Posted by foxwell on Tuesday, 05.25.10 @ 17:44pm
"But how quick will the committee be to bring in a band that never sold well, has not played together since they broke, and whose lead-singer-guitarist - greatest guitarist of the 80's in my opinion - is a very out gay man?"
Posted by Ralph on Wednesday, 06.16.10 @ 14:48pm
An absolute YES, if only for their influence. I don't think their window for induction has closed yet.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 06.16.10 @ 16:31pm
"Maybe Hüsker Dü doesn't have a chance because they're just a minor band? Sure, they have a small but dedicated following, but maybe that following are in denial over the fact that in the big picture they only made the smallest of ripples on music, and if they'd never existed, music wouldn't be all that much different than it is now."
Posted by CHIP72 on Wednesday, 02.2.11 @ 20:48pm
Lol @ the kids who don't know who Husker Du was. Here's a simple answer: the Greatest and most influencial band of the 80's. Without Husker Du, u have no Nirvana, no Pixies and basically no known musical era called "grunge". All you would have is underground indie bands that u would have never heard of. You should bow down and kiss the feet of Bob Mould, Grant Hart and Greg Norton and say thank you a million times. Go pick up Zen Arcade or New Day Rising and hear what greatness sounds like.
Posted by Jesse S on Wednesday, 07.6.11 @ 13:23pm
As much as I respect and like Husker Du, why should anyone "bow down and kiss the feet of Bob Mould, Grant Hart and Greg Norton and say thank you a million times?" You don't need to belittle yourself in order to appreciate their music.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 11.19.11 @ 10:57am
Good Bob Mould interview on NPR today.
Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 17:36pm
Hüsker Dü RESPECT.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 22:55pm
@Neil Husker Du's albums have never gone out of print.
Posted by Ben on Saturday, 10.11.14 @ 14:43pm
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