Live on Sound Opinions & Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü

Live on Sound Opinions

So many talented musicians perform on Sound Opinions, but we don’t always have time to air every song. Jim and Greg share some of their favorite never-before-heard live performances from guests like Courtney Barnett, Drive-By Truckers, and more. Plus, a tribute to Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü.

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Grant Hart

Grant Hart

Grant Hart, drummer and singer for the influential Minneapolis-based rock band Hüsker Dü, is dead at age 56. Hart died the evening of September 13 from liver cancer. While many associate the band Hüsker Dü with Bob Mould, in many ways it was just as much Hart’s band as Mould’s. Hart wrote songs like Pink Turns to Blue, Green Eyes, Diane and more. After the band broke up in 1987, Hart embarked on a solo career and founded a new group, Nova Mob. Jim and Greg pay tribute to the late Hart by playing The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill, a song he wrote and sang from Hüsker Dü’s third album New Day Rising.

Live on Sound Opinions

So many talented artists and bands stop by our studios for a fascinating interview and a one-of-a-kind live performance. Unfortunately, we don’t always have time to air every song. Here are a few of the live performances we didn’t get a chance to air before, but are excited to share with you now!

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