Everything Falls Apart

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Everything Falls Apart
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1983
RecordedJune–July 1982
StudioTotal Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
GenreHardcore punk
Length19:18 (original)
42:07 (reissue)
LabelReflex
ProducerHüsker Dü, Spot
Hüsker Dü chronology
Land Speed Record
(1982)
Everything Falls Apart
(1983)
Metal Circus
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideA−[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]
Spin Alternative Record Guide6/10[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 two singles, the full version of "Statues" lasting over eight 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. On June 18, 2017, a remastered version of the original album was released digitally by the Chicago reissues label Numero Group.

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. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Hüsker Dü". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). 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.