Just heard the sad news about the passing of Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart. He was 56 years old; he apparently had been battling liver cancer.
His death comes just about a week after the big announcement of a huge Hüsker Dü boxset that the Numero Group is scheduled to put out on November 10. Savage Young Dü compiles a ton (okay, 69 songs) from their early days. It features remastered from board tapes, demos, and session masters, 47 of which have never before been released.
I’ve always liked Hart’s first solo album, Intolerance, that I found as a used cassette years ago, and “2541” is a song that still surfaces in my head every now and again. Here is a version Hart did solo at an in-store in Winston-Salem’s Earshot Records 2011.