Have a 1985, Hüsker Dü.
Their third record in just over a year, Flip Your Wig pretty much sealed the deal for the greatness of Hüsker Dü, especially since the shitty production that had (somewhat) marred the previous two albums was gone.
Flip Your Wig was produced by Bob Mould and Grant Hart, and it was instantly apparent: the guitars were powerful and prominent, the vocals even more so, and the cleaner sound made the hooks stand out even more.
So when Grant Hart followed up the songs on his pursuit of the UFO-loving girl who lived on heaven hill with his declaration of love sweet love in “Green Eyes,” the cymbal swooshes, near-psychedelic guitar swirls and vocals from the bottom of a well made the whole thing feel the a sigh before a kiss.
With the title being repeated over and over as the chorus, and Mould once again playing the melody as his guitar solo, “Green Eyes” was nakedly, unabashedly pop — quite possibly the most pure pop that even Grant Hart ever attempted — and a lovely, haunting companion piece to “Makes No Sense At All.”
“Green Eyes” performed live
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