“The main thing is, there’s ongoing communication between the three of us now.”
When Minneapolis punk innovators Hüsker Dü broke up in 1988 it looked bleak. Their split was far from amicable and nearly thirty years later little has been heard from the trio. Until now. This weekend the band launched their first ever website – a merch store – which bassist Greg Norton quipped was, “30 years in the making.”
Norton has also said that the move has seen the band’s three members talking for the first time in a long time stating, “The main thing is, there’s ongoing communication between the three of us now.” and that they have recruited Meat Puppets manager Dennis Pelowski to “Help us figure out how to get a foothold back in the business.”
The band have already worked through licensing issues with their former label SST which they could place their song Pink Turns To Blue in a recent episode of the AMC TV series Halt and Catch Fire. According The Minneapolis News Tribune They are also apparently working on getting an official Facebook page and will be selling posters and more on the website.
Currently you can purchase T-shirts from the site including artwork from their album Everything Falls Apart and Land Speed Record as well as their 1981 debut Amusement.
Listen to the band’s classic Don’t Wanna Know If You’re Lonely below.