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Zen Arcade


Download links and information about Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü / Husker Du. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:10:09 minutes.

Artist: Hüsker Dü / Husker Du
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:10:09
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No. Title Length
1. Something I Learned Today 2:02
2. Broken Home, Broken Heart 2:04
3. Never Talking to You Again 1:40
4. Chartered Trips 3:39
5. Dreams Reoccurring 1:40
6. Indecision Time 2:14
7. Hare Krsna 3:35
8. Beyond the Threshold 1:36
9. Pride 1:48
10. I'll Never Forget You 2:19
11. The Biggest Lie 2:02
12. What's Going On 4:23
13. Masochism World 2:47
14. Standing By the Sea 3:22
15. Somewhere 2:31
16. One Step At a Time 0:44
17. Pink Turns to Blue 2:42
18. Newest Industry 3:05
19. Monday Will Never Be the Same 0:53
20. Whatever 3:52
21. The Tooth Fairy and the Princess 2:44
22. Turn On the News 4:27
23. Reoccurring Dreams 14:00



Following the progress of the 1983 EP Metal Circus, Hüsker Dü released Zen Arcade, a double-LP concept album about a boy who leaves home and enters a dangerous world. It's Quadrophenia for the next generation. It has stood the test of time as one of the '80s indie rock scene's greatest achievements, working past its hardcore punk roots to include a chilling acoustic track ("Never Talking to You Again"), pastiches of surreal sound ("Hare Krsna," "Reoccurring Dreams"), and tuneful punk anthems ("Turn on the News," "What's Going On," "Something I Learned Today"). The advantage of one band having two formidable singers and songwriters—guitarist Bob Mould and drummer Grant Hart—meant there was no let-up in the material's quality. The desperation that seeps into tracks such as "Pride" and "I'll Never Forget You" is enhanced by the real pressures the band members felt as they recorded and mixed the whole album in 85 hours of studio time. This is hard indie rock performed in a pressure cooker.