MP3: Download 33 Cover Tunes by Husker Du

 

By Uncle Blurt

With that super-duper Husker Du box set of early material from Numero Group looming for a November release, for all the Husker dudes and dudettes make plans to camp out for the box set, here’s a little something you can download and spin at the tailgate party, courtesy the Big O. A whopping 33 cover tunes the group performed 1983-87, ranging from the expected (8 Miles High, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Love Is All Around) to the just plain gonzo, for them at least (Don’t Fear the Reaper, Do Ya, La Grange, and, uh, 99 Bottles of Beear). Sound quality inevitably varies, but still… man, this is fun to listen to.

According to the enterprising fan who compiled the collection, “Rather than take a chronological approach I have designed the first 23 tracks for repeated play with all the best sounding stuff steadily improving from half decent AUDs at the beginning to the SBDs at the end. All the worse AUDs and little snippets and crowd singalongs are from track 24-33 for completeness’ sake. I’ve used cross fades on the first 23 tracks and tried to even out the volume levels to make this as smooth a listen as possible. The rest of the tracks I just used fade ins and fade outs at the beginning and end of each track, the volumes levels were fairly consistent anyway.”

Tracklisting:

      Track 01
. Unknown – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:35
      Track 02
. Look Through Any Window (The Hollies) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:36
      Track 03
. Don’t Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:32
      Track 04
. Fast Cars (Buzzcocks) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:11
      Track 05
. Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 2:22
      Track 06
. Blue Wind (Jeff Beck) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 1:57
      Track 07
. Train Kept A-Rollin (Johnny Burnette) – Folk City West, NYC 27-Apr-83 3:28
      Track 08
. Wild Thing (The Troggs) – Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 2:26
      Track 09
. I Wanna be your Dog (The Stooges) – Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 2:07
      Track 10
. Birthday (The Beatles) – G.S. Vigs, Madison 10-Mar-84 1:54
      Track 11
. Little Bitty Pretty One (Thurston Harris) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 04-Dec-87 1:25
      Track 12
. Ramblin’ Rose (MC5) – Maxwell’s, Hoboken 11-Apr-86 2:47
      Track 13
. Sunshine Superman (Donovan) – Kennedy’s, Denver 29-Oct-83 1:45
      Track 14
. Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 07-Jul-84 3:26
      Track 15
. Chinese Rocks (Ramones) – Longhorn Bar, Minneapolis ?79 1:46
      Track 16
. Gilligan’s Island (The Wellingtons) – Longhorn Bar, Minneapolis 17-May-80 1:50
      Track 17
. You’re So Square Baby I Don’t Care/The Wit & The Wisdom (Elvis Presley) – 1st Ave, Minneapolis 28-Aug-85 3:53
      Track 18
. Helter Skelter (The Beatles) – 1st Ave, Minneapolis 30-Jan-85 5:02
      Track 19
. Ticket to Ride (The Beatles) – 1st Ave, Minneapolis 30-Jan-85 2:03
      Track 20
. Love is All Around (Sonny Curtis) – City Gardens, Trenton 11-May-85 1:38
      Track 21
. Eight Miles High (The Byrds) – Pinkpop Festival, Barlo 08-Jun-87 4:02
      Track 22
. Sheena is a Punk Rocker (The Ramones) ? The Ritz, NYC 17-Oct-87 2:51
      Track 23
. Louie Louie (The Kingsmen) – The Stone, San Francisco 01-Mar-85 4:54
      Track 24
. Iron Man (Black Sabbath) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 5:40
      Track 25
. Paranoid (Black Sabbath) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 2:00
      Track 26
. Do Ya (The Move) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis ?81 3:52
      Track 27
. I Can’t Explain (The Who) – Toad’s Place, New Haven 18-Oct-87 1:33
      Track 28
. Pretty Woman/Statues (Roy Orbison) – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis 12-Feb-84 4:03
      Track 29
. I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller Four) – Ralph’s, Worcester 02-Oct-84 2:00
      Track 30
. 99 Bottles of Beer (Traditional) – Ralph’s, Worcester 02-Oct-84 1:17
      Track 31
. Amazing Grace (Traditional) – Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 0:59
      Track 32
. La Grange (ZZ Top) – Psychedelly, Bethesda 06-Oct-84 0:29
      Track 33
. We Wish You A Merry Xmas (Traditional) ? Studio Dec-86 1:00

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