Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Song of the Day: Hüsker Dü, "Ice Cold Ice"

Just like that, the guest host of Chelsea Lately goes back to being punk. Here's Dave Grohl joining Bob Mould for Hüsker Dü's "Ice Cold Ice," in a clip from a Mould concert film that's currently taking donations on Kickstarter.

Mould is usually pigeonholed as Hüsker Dü's "difficult" songwriter, as opposed to the poppier Grant Hart, but he wrote a perfectly dour pop-rock song here. Had R.E.M. recorded it, or maybe even if Hüsker Dü had not split up before the year that punk broke, it would be played on FM radio today.

Instead, "Ice Cold Ice" was Hüsker Dü's last single before breaking up. How many other bands have ever blitzed out so forcefully?

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