Published Jan 21, 2013While Record Store Day (April 20) is still a few months off, we're already starting to learn about some of the impending vinyl goodies. Up next is the announcement of a deluxe edition of Minneapolis punk greats Hüsker Dü's debut single "Amusement"/"Statues."
As Rolling Stone reports, the tweaked-up wax offering will appear via the Numero Group as a double 7-inch in a limited pressing of 4,000. The original single, which was issued through Reflex Records, will figure on one disc, while "Writer's Cramp" and "Let's Go Die" will settle on the other. The latter tracks had been in circulation in the past, appearing on the 1993 CD edition of rarities set Everything Falls Apart, and semi-recently on the 2010 bootleg odds-and-sods collection The Truth Hurts.
All four songs were recorded at Minneapolis' Blackberry Way Studio in 1980 and had been intended to be placed on a 10-inch the group had hoped would be released through local imprint Twin/Tone. When the label passed on the songs, and considering high production costs, Hüsker Dü and Reflex founder Terry Klatzman were forced to re-conceptualize the release as a 7-inch.
You can sample "Statues" over at Rolling Stone, and "Writer's Cramp" down below.