Archive | May 16, 2018

Certain Songs #1211: Moving Targets – “The Other Side”

Album: Burning in Water
Year: 1986

From the moment I heard Hüsker Dü’s unholy fusion of hardcore noise and pop melodies on records like Zen Arcade and New Day Rising, I wanted other bands to kick out their own versions.

If Boston’s Moving Targets weren’t the first band to take up the challenge, they were pretty damn close, because I remember hearing Burning in Water when it showed up at KSFR in 1986 and wondering what took so long.