Record Store Day 2014 title. Coloured Vinyl limited to 500 copies.
Husker Du laid the groundwork for the 1990s alternative-rock boom when it became one of the first DIY-era American indie bands to land a major-label deal. The Minnesota-based power trio's influential sound expanded the parameters of punk by incorporating hummable pop melodies and introspective lyrics into a thick hardcore foundation. (Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll) Reissue of Husker Du's 1986 5th studio album and major label debut. 'Candy Apple Grey' also marks the completion of the band's transition from hardcore punk to a more well-rounded alternative rock style. Bob Mould and Grant Hart individually wrote tracks on the album. While the band's earlier, more frenetic style is still evident, 'Candy Apple Grey' also features more introverted, toned-down material, including a relatively large amount of acoustic guitar.