The Living End

I am pretty sure I am not the only one that is excited for this. Seeing Marcus post a lot of Hüsker Dü on his blog, always makes me want to play more Hüsker Dü and track down more Hüsker Dü on vinyl.

So when Music On Vinyl announcing that the early nineties Hüsker Dü live album The Living End would be released on vinyl, I was stoked.

I received my copy yesterday and as always on MOV releases, the first pressing is a limited color and usually the sleeve is numbered. Probably due to living close to the pressing plant/record label I seem to have gotten one of the first copies. My copy is #23.

The color they choose for this release is Ice Cold Swirled white vinyl. It looks off white on first glance, but upon closer inspection, you will notice they mixed in some yellow, blue and red.

The sleeve is a nice big spine, that holds both records and an insert with some liner notes. Obviously they only made an cd and tape version back in the day, so I sort of have the feeling the artwork has been blown up a bit to make it LP size. It is hard to notice but looking at the title on the front of the sleeve, I strongly have the idea that they did. Maybe because the original artwork got lost. For the rest I love the whole package.

Music wise, you will hear some of the best later Hüsker Dü songs done by the band that sounds so tight live. Kind of sad thinking this was almost the last tour and totally should have deserved it riding on the wave of bands such as Nirvana a few year later. Plus the chance of them reuniting is so slim.

I was so excited I took some pictures with shitty artificial lighting and decided not to wait to the weekend and use some daylight, instead post this straight away. In real life it looks way better.

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