Friday, April 30, 2021

Husker Du - Eight Miles High

Label: SST
Year: 1984

It's a warm, sunny Friday afternoon where I am currently (cannot vouch for whatever bizarro time zone and/or climatic influences you may be under), and I would like to celebrate that fact with one of those "perfect songs", in this case "Eight Miles High" by Husker Du. And I apologize in advance for not being able to harness the umlauts...I just don't have a German language keyboard I guess. 
The era of Husker Du represented on this single is pretty unbeatable, as it represents the transition time from the speedy hardcore into the more melodic college rock band they would end up as, and it still has one foot in either world. Like I said, it's a perfect song. 
The flip side of this single is a live version of Zen Arcade banger "Masochism World", and it's pretty gnarly. Which is what the kids would say in the 1980s when something was cool, yet also a little dangerous or gross. I maintain a pretty strict 1980's dialect.
Go enjoy the rest of this day and your weekend!


Anonymous said...

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Gray said...

First of all, there is no quarter for climate deniers here, so you can fuck right off. Secondly, you're parroting of right wing talking points about the "natural" cycles of the climate is laughably lazy, and scientifically invalid. Simply takes a little reading on paleoclimatology (of which I am no expert obviously...but I do enjoy learning) to understand that while the climate and planet are living, morphing, volatile things, humans have changed the balance of nature and injected more carbon dioxide into the air in our short history, than has ever existed in the Earth's atmosphere (per geologic records). Thirdly, I never actually mentioned climate change in my post, but you decided you wanted to make some sort of statement, so here we are. Fourth, I will also not tolerate any imbecilic assertions that we are not living through a global pandemic that is taking lives and shutting down our shared global economy (not to mention, just being a major personal inconvenience). You have no data of any credible author to back up your statement. So again, fuck off. Idiots are not welcome to espouse their bullshit here.
- Gray

Nicholas McIntosh said...

Definitely one of my all time favorite songs

Gunnar said...

Here you go: ü

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