Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Hüsker Dü: Metal Circus (1983)
Metal Circus is a 10" EP with 7 brief tracks. (There is also a 12" version of this record). This is simply an amazing record. The sound, the atmosphere, the raging guitars, and the lyrics are exceptional. There is far more melody here than in the band's debut LP. It's hard to reconcile the LP vs EP labels, because this EP is about the same length as Land Speed Record, which I think is generally regarded to be an LP
This is music that is probably more suited to a younger man, yet I am sure none of my kids would ever want to hear it...yet. Here's a track with Grant Hart on lead vocals.