Thursday, 24 October 2013

Flip Your Wig

Today’s update is another addition to the Hüsker Dü collection. This LP is called ‘Flip Your Wig’ and it's on purple vinyl on SST Records. As you can see, the shrinkwrap contains the usual ‘color vinyl’ sticker that SST used to use so that you knew that there would be no need to freak out when, on removing your plastic disc from it’s paper wrapping, it turned out to look more like a giant skittle rather than a record.

I know so little about this band that it’s crazy. I mean, it’s been a while since I started to get into them (after trying and failing about 20 years ago), and I’ve picked up a few of their records, but I have no idea what order they came in or which are generally regarded as the best. I just feel like I know nothing. Now, clearly in the internet age this is my fault as all of this information is available at my fingertips whenever I want it. But I guess the truth of the matter is that I’m not really fussed enough to find out. Sometimes it’s cool to just buy records and listen to the songs and try to figure it all out yourself.

1 comment:

chris said...

Awesome that your grabbing these!!! Even though I really like this band it's been really hard to find the stuff that I want. Candy Apple Grey and Zen Arcade are probably my two favorite releases. Typical right!
Maybe one day I'll venture out and grab these. I have too much other stuff to find first. In a side note, Tony of Celebrated Summer records actively collects Husker Du. you should hit him up for info.