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Old 09.14.2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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Holy shit.

RIP.

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Old 09.14.2017, 12:00 PM   #2
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There are a lot of painful ripples going through my social spheres today. I only knew him a little bit myself, but every interaction I had with him was extremely Pleasant and he was an incredibly kind-hearted person. A couple of my good friends were extremely close to him, even having lived with him for quite a while at one point and I feel for them today especially. Not to mention his immediate family. Around here people not only respected his musical contributions to the world, but actually knew the man as a man. He touched a lot of people. He will definitely be missed. I saw him around town quite a bit, and there was even one time when he helped do lighting for one of my old bands. If you would have told my teenage self that he would be tearing down the lighting rig after one of my shows I would have said you were crazy, but there you have it. I think his songs from the early days have aged way better than Bob's, and I'm absolutely certain I will be giving Zen Arcade a good loud spin this evening.
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Old 09.14.2017, 07:33 PM   #3
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There are a lot of painful ripples going through my social spheres today. I only knew him a little bit myself, but every interaction I had with him was extremely Pleasant and he was an incredibly kind-hearted person. A couple of my good friends were extremely close to him, even having lived with him for quite a while at one point and I feel for them today especially. Not to mention his immediate family. Around here people not only respected his musical contributions to the world, but actually knew the man as a man. He touched a lot of people. He will definitely be missed. I saw him around town quite a bit, and there was even one time when he helped do lighting for one of my old bands. If you would have told my teenage self that he would be tearing down the lighting rig after one of my shows I would have said you were crazy, but there you have it. I think his songs from the early days of aged way better than Bob's, and I'm absolutely certain I will be giving Zen Arcade a good loud spin this evening.

He was the McCartney of the Dü. He wrote "Green Eyes," and "Pink Turns to Blie" and so many more.

Thanks for sharing. I never had the pleasure of meeting him or seeing him perform, but I was positively obsessed with Hüsker Dü in high school, and they're a staple for me even now. Wherever I go, whatever I'm going, the ability to listen to Zen Arcade, New Day Rising and Flip Your Wig is an absolute necessity for me.

I'm very sad about this, but I'm happy to see the well-wishing from members of the music community. He really will be missed.
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Old 09.14.2017, 08:36 PM   #4
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Bob Mould has a good post about Grant on his Facebook page. He doesn't gloss over the differences they had but still pays a fine tribute to him. The best thing about the post is two photos of the two of them together, one taken in the very early days, and one taken much more recently. The Husker Du Facebook page simply has a photograph of Grant--subtle but evocative.

RIP, Grant Hart.
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Old 09.14.2017, 08:51 PM   #5
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Old 09.14.2017, 08:55 PM   #6
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Oh God "Green Eyes" ugh good call. So sad. I feel like I always gravitated towards his songs in Husker Du.
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Old 09.15.2017, 05:38 AM   #7
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Oh God "Green Eyes" ugh good call. So sad. I feel like I always gravitated towards his songs in Husker Du.

He also wrote "Terms of Psychic Warfare" and "You Can Live at Home," so he wrote a majority of my top five or so Hüsker Dü songs.

These songs, along with Mould's (and, of course, countless tracks by SY and Yo La Tengo and so on) absolutely defined my late teen years, when I was figuring out who I was as a music fan and what my own kind of "musical footprint" was. Grant Hart showed me what I always wanted to hear in melodic love songs. There was something uncanny about listening to these songs and realizing all the different shapes and sounds, noises and speed levels "love" songs could have.

Paul Westerberg also had this effect on me, but I think it was Grant and Mould who had the most lasting effect.

My god. We just keep losing these guys. This one hits me harder personally than any death since Lou Reed, I think.
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I knew this was coming, but I'm fucking crushed anyway. You keep me hanging on, Grant.

I hope Savage Young Dü will be followed by properly remastered reissues of the band's catalogue. One of the GREATEST drummers in rock history deserves more than the tinny sound you hear on the currently available CDs.
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I knew this was coming, but I'm fucking crushed anyway. You keep me hanging on, Grant.

I hope Savage Young Dü will be followed by properly remastered reissues of the band's catalogue. One of the GREATEST drummers in rock history deserves more than the tinny sound you hear on the currently available CDs.

Agree. 100%.
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