WILD CARD Land Speed Record (1982)

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6 Mould once said of Hüsker Dü’s early days that they “needed to be the fastest band in the world,” and on this de­but they cer­tainly give it the old col­lege try, bat­ter­ing through 17 songs in just over 25 min­utes dur­ing an am­phet­a­mine-fu­elled live show. This is messy, no-holds-barred hard­core punk in the same vein as early Bad Brains or Mi­nor Threat, with none of the care­fully-crafted nu­ance that would come to de­fine the band in later years. You’re Naive is like a light-speed ren­di­tion of Dead Kennedy’s Life Sen­tence and Push The But­ton sav­ages Cold War-era fears, though there’s lit­tle to tell these songs apart. A glo­ri­ously blunt ob­ject, for those who like that sort of thing.

Rec­om­mended track Push The But­ton

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