299: Sunday Brunch

Grant Hart (pictured, center) meant so many things to so many of us. He was the long-haired hippie-punk who so eloquently played barefoot foil to Bob Mould in Hüsker Dü. He was a misfit, even in his own band. He was the cute chubby guy who toured with his boyfriend in the ’80s. But first and foremost, he was a great drummer and a sensational songwriter and singer whose music has drilled a whole straight into the psyche of many a fan of ’80s underground rock. In tribute to Grant, we’ll hear a few of my favorite of his songs, including cuts from his solo work and Nova Mob. We’ll also hear from Love Tractor, Lush, Magazine, Green on Red, Grifters, Nikki Sudden, Agent Orange, and Belly, among others.


  1. Nova Mob — Where You Gonna Land (Next Time You Fall Off Of Your Mountain)?
  2. Guided By Voices — A Good Flying Bird / Cigarette Tricks / Pimple Zoo
  3. Green On Red — This I Know
  4. The House Of Love — Plastic
  5. Lambchop — Cowboy On The Moon
  6. R.E.M. — Laughing
  7. Love Tractor — Beatle Boots
  8. The Raybeats — The Calhoun Surf
  9. Agent Orange — Everything Turns Gray
  10. Husker Du — Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
  11. Gang Green — Terrorize
  12. Skate Death — My Parents Are Disappointed
  13. Deluxx Folk Implosion — Daddy Never Understood
  14. Hugo Largo — Second Skin
  15. Ida — Nick Drake
  16. Lois — The Way I Feel Inside
  17. Lush — Starlust
  18. Magazine — The Light Pours Out Of Me
  19. Husker Du — Back From Somewhere
  20. The Soft Boys — Positive Vibrations
  21. The Only Ones — From Here To Eternity
  22. Outrageous Cherry — If Someone Loves You
  23. The Pastels — Nothing To Be Done
  24. The Verlaines — You Forget Love
  25. Belly — Dusted
  26. Bettie Serveert — Kid’s Allright
  27. Grifters — Cinnamon
  28. Railroad Jerk — Hanging Around
  29. Husker Du — Flexible Flyer
  30. Pixies — Rock Music
  31. Green River — Forever Means
  32. Breaking Circus — Took A Hammering
  33. My Bloody Valentine — Emptiness Inside
  34. Arcwelder — All My Want For Need
  35. Sebadoh — License To Confuse
  36. Polvo — Teen Dream
  37. Husker Du — Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely
  38. Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth: Jacobites — It’ll All End Up In Tears
  39. Wah! — You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
  40. Miracle Legion — The Heart Is Attached
  41. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — All Tomorrow’s Parties
  42. Grant Hart — The Main