Everything Falls Apart

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This article is about the album by Hüsker Dü. For the 1996 single by the American band, Dog's Eye View, see Everything Falls Apart (song).
Everything Falls Apart
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Studio album by Hüsker Dü
Released January 1983
Recorded June–July 1982
Studio Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 19:18 (original)
42:07 (reissue)
Label Reflex
Producer Hüsker Dü, Spot
Hüsker Dü chronology
Land Speed Record
(1982)
Everything Falls Apart
(1983)
Metal Circus
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Record Guide A−[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 6/10[5]

Everything Falls Apart is the debut studio album by Hüsker Dü released in January 1983 by Reflex Records.

The album was released on compact disc in 1993 as Everything Falls Apart and More, with bonus tracks including the band's first 2 singles, the full version of "Statues" lasting over 8 minutes, and an unreleased track recorded in a St. Paul, Minnesota, basement called "Do You Remember?" (the English translation of "husker du" from both Danish and Norwegian). The reissue also includes extensive liner notes by Terry Katzman, cofounder of Reflex Records and soundman for the band from 1980 to 1983, as well as lyrics to a few of the songs.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "From the Gut" – 1:36 (Mould/Norton)
  2. "Blah Blah Blah" – 2:09 (Mould/Norton)
  3. "Punch Drunk" – 0:29 (Mould)
  4. "Bricklayer" – 0:31 (Mould)
  5. "Afraid of Being Wrong" – 1:21 (Mould)
  6. "Sunshine Superman" – 1:56 (Donovan)
  7. "Signals from Above" – 1:38 (Mould)

Side 2

  1. "Everything Falls Apart" – 2:15 (Mould)
  2. "Wheels" – 2:08 (Hart)
  3. "Target" – 1:45 (Mould)
  4. "Obnoxious" – 0:53 (Mould)
  5. "Gravity" – 2:37 (Mould)

Everything Falls Apart and More CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "In a Free Land" – 2:53 (Mould)
  2. "What Do I Want?" – 1:15 (Hart)
  3. "M.I.C." – 1:10 (Mould)
  4. "Statues" – 8:45 (Hart)
  5. "Let's Go Die" – 1:54 (Norton)
  6. "Amusement" – 4:57 (Mould)
  7. "Do You Remember?" – 1:55 (Mould)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Everything Falls Apart – Hüsker Dü". AllMusic. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (October 11, 1992). "As Bob Mould Went, So Went Rock Music". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1990). "Hüsker Dü: Everything Falls Apart". Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. Pantheon Books. ISBN 0-679-73015-X. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Hüsker Dü". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. London: Fireside Books. p. 399. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ Weisband, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). "Hüsker Dü". Spin Alternative Record Guide (1st ed.). New York: Vintage Books. p. 187. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.