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Hüsker Dü and Portland

At her NPR-based blog, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein muses over bands that exemplify her city, Portland. She suggests Hüsker Dü were Portlanders in spirit...

So, it's not just the bands who reside in our cities and towns, or who transplant themselves there, that make up the noises that represent our topography or our internal and external landscapes. After all, the chainsaw distortion of Husker Du's guitar sounds conjure the felling of trees as much as Soundgarden embodies our half lit winter months or The Thermals bring to mind a restless frontier.

Well, I'm not sure how Grant Hart and Greg Norton fit in, but at least Bob Mould's imposing physical presence certainly did conjure up images of grizzly bears.

December 18, 2007 in Music | Permalink