One of the most extraordinary things about Hüsker Dü was how ordinary they seemed.
While that kind of ordinariness is now the stock in trade of indie rock, in the mid-1980s, you still looked kinda how you sounded. Even The Replacements had their waxed up hair and their painted shoes.
So that’s what was so weird about Hüsker Dü. Three schlubs, two of them verging on overweight, and the third with a completely cheesy — and ironically, kinda gay-seeming — handlebar mustache. So, totally not hardcore. Jesus, Bob Mould even played a Gibson Flying V!