|Warehouse: Songs And Stories|
|Produced by Bob Mould and Grant Hart|
|Released on January 1987|
|US CHART POSITION #117 . . . UK CHART POSITION #72|
|Find it at GEMM|
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W arehouse is work and I’m a lazy dog. Reaction to the record varies: some hardliners smelled a sell-out in its less primitive production, some found the polish brought their best qualities to the surface, and as for me, I can’t see why this needed to be a double album when 75% of the songs sound the same. I’ve tried to find something appealing in the band’s ramrod arrangements, minimalist melodies and like-it-or-not vocals, but time and again I return to the handful of Mould’s catchy melodies and Hart’s occasional experiments as the record’s redeeming moments: “Could You Be the One?,” “Standing in the Rain,” “It’s Not Peculiar,” “She Floated Away,” “Actual Condition,” “You Can Live at Home.” That last track might be the best thing on here because it follows a different formula (pfunk). Maybe if I listened to Warehouse a gazillion times I’d grow to love each and every track, but I’m sure I could find something better to do with my time (like learning how to juggle or reading about history). I have the same reaction to The Ramones: hey bulldog, heard it before, do you know anymore? I actually like the mixture of pop and punk, but it’s a limited medium. Even The Buzzcocks bore me sometimes. Which isn’t to say that Warehouse isn’t a well-done effort. But it’s overdone and been done to death since. They could have dropped a handful of songs from here, led off with a winner like “Could You Be The One?” and maybe it wouldn’t have felt like looking at twenty identical brown boxes. I’m sure it’s less irritating when you don’t have to flip the record four times too.
|1-25544 back cover||1-25544 lyric sleeve|
GRANT HART -- drums, vocals
BOB MOULD -- guitar, vocals
GREG NORTON -- bass, vocals
Steven Fjelstad -- engineer
Daniel Corrigan and Husker Du -- photography
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||January 1987||Warner Bros.||2LP||25544||lyric sleeves|
|UK/GER||1987||Warner Bros.||2LP||925 544||lyric sleeves|
|GER||Warner Bros.||2LP||25544||180g vinyl|
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