Highly influential punk band Husker Du are set to release a box set compiling the early years of the band, excellently titled Savage Young Du.
The set will be released digitally, across 4LPs, and a 3CD set on November 10 and features tracks from session masters, demos and live tapes. There are 69 recordings total – 47 of which have never been released, including 10 that have never come out officially in any form and an alternative recording of their 1982 live set, Land Speed Record.
“When I listen to our early stuff now, I’m blown away by the sheer energy of it,” former Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton told Rolling Stone. “It holds up pretty well. I think it’s really gonna surprise a lot of people.
“It’s early and forgotten things,” Norton continued. “It’s things that fell to the wayside as the band evolved, but there was a lot of good cuts that got abandoned. It’s finally getting to see the light of day, which is great.”
Check out a trailer for Savage Young Du below.
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