Hesher (EP)

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Hesher(EP) Cover Nickelback.jpg
EP by Nickelback
Released March 1996
Recorded January 1996; Vancouver, BC
Genre Grunge
Length 29:35
Label Self-released
Producer Nickelback
Nickelback chronology
Hesher EP

Hesher is an EP and the first release by Canadian rock band Nickelback.

All songs were written and performed by Nickelback, the first songs lead singer Chad Kroeger wrote for the band.[1] It was recorded in Vancouver[1] and released in March/April 1996. Supposedly, the name came from a friend of the band who would frequently say "Hey sure".[2] After selling more than 1,000 copies, the band stopped production of the album, and it is now a sought-after collector's item.[1] Chad Kroeger has often expressed his dislike of the album. He stated "We had no expectations and no experience and no idea what to do with these songs," and "I'm trying to bury that album as fast as I can".[1] And in a recent interview he referred to the album as being "terrible", although he said that "one song on there was pretty good"; in reference to Fly.[3]

Vancouver radio station CFOX-FM drew professional interest to this EP when it played "Fly" once a day.[1]

Hesher was the first of only two albums to feature Chad and Mike Kroeger's cousin Brandon Kroeger as a drummer.

Four of the songs were re-released on their next album, Curb (1996). "Where?" and "Left" were re-recorded, while the original versions of "Window Shopper" and "Fly" were also included, but have a mastering difference.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Chad Kroeger; all music composed by Nickelback.

No. Title Length
1. "Where?" 5:07
2. "Window Shopper" 3:45
3. "Fly" 2:56
4. "Truck" 3:56
5. "Left" 3:54
6. "In Front of Me" 5:36
7. "D.C." 4:46
Total length: 29:35




  1. ^ a b c d e Bliss, Karen (2001-10-02). "First Nickelback CD soars in value". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Nickelback biography". MusicMight. Archived from the original on February 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Nickelback Interview (Behind the Scenes)". YouTube. 2009-07-11. Retrieved 2012-02-21.