Candy Apple Grey
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|Candy Apple Grey|
|Studio album by Hüsker Dü|
|Recorded||October 1985–January 1986|
|Genre||Alternative rock, punk rock|
|Producer||Bob Mould and Grant Hart|
|Hüsker Dü chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
|Spin Alternative Record Guide||8/10|
|The Village Voice||A|
Candy Apple Grey is the fifth album by the alternative rock band Hüsker Dü, released in 1986. It was their first major label album, though Warner Bros. had initially lobbied to release Flip Your Wig until the band decided to let SST have it. Candy Apple Grey also marks the completion of the band's transition from hardcore punk to a more well-rounded sonic style which would later come to be known as alternative rock or college rock. As usual, Bob Mould and Grant Hart individually wrote tracks on the album. While the band's earlier, more frenetic style is still evident, Candy Apple Grey also features more introverted, toned-down material, including a relatively large amount of acoustic guitar.
The singles released from this album were "Sorry Somehow" and "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely", both written and sung by Hart. The latter was accompanied by a promotional video which earned airtime on MTV. Candy Apple Grey was the first Hüsker Dü album to chart on the Billboard Top 200, but despite receiving exposure on radio as well as MTV, it got no higher than #140.
- "Crystal" (Mould) – 3:28
- "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" (Hart) – 3:29
- "I Don't Know for Sure" (Mould) – 2:27
- "Sorry Somehow" (Hart) – 4:25
- "Too Far Down" (Mould) – 4:37
- "Hardly Getting Over It" (Mould) – 6:02
- "Dead Set on Destruction" (Hart) – 2:59
- "Eiffel Tower High" (Mould) – 2:49
- "No Promise Have I Made" (Hart) – 3:39
- "All This I've Done for You" (Mould) – 3:09
- Bob Mould – guitar, vocals, keyboards, percussion
- Grant Hart – drums, vocals, percussion, keyboards
- Greg Norton – bass guitar
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