Hüsker Dü

Candy Ap­ple Grey

Classic Rock - - The Hard Stuff -

The long-awaited ma­jor-la­bel de­but. Per­haps pre­dictably, Candy Ap­ple Grey didn’t live up to the ex­pec­ta­tions laid down by Flip Your Wig.

De­spite the mis­lead­ing opener Crys­tal, the acous­tic num­bers and bal­lads saw Dü lay their fran­tic punk to rest for good. The more ma­ture and pro­gres­sive Hardly Get­ting Over It and All This I’ve Done For You might rank along­side clas­sic late-ca­reer Hüsker Dü, but sim­ply read­ing the track­list­ing, with its soul­ful yet an­guished word­play, is an ex­er­cise in bleak­ness. On Candy Ap­ple Grey, Dü ex­panded their reper­toire but they were yet to find their per­fect niche.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.