Hüsker Dü cover the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/25/husker-du-cover-the-theme-from.html


#2

One of the best cover versions of anything of all time!


#3

How 'bout that. As a followup, YouTube actually recommended something cool and relevant:


#4

Oh! Joan Jet plz!


#5

I just heard this version via KEXP like a few mins ago! Stop stealing my stream man!


#6

I was there in Palo Alto in 1985 the night they premiered it. I went nuts with delight and some stupid punker halfway through the tune decided to hurl a half full beer bottle at Grant stopping the performance.

Sonny Curtis by the way who wrote the tune was also one of Buddy Holly’s Crickets.

Edited for spelling: Palo Alto, not Pablo Alto.


#7

What a great story! I always love versions of songs in completely different genres then you’d expect. And I always hate when bad apples fuck it up for the rest of us…

Also… cause I can’t resist… since I know that punks often used the term “punker” from the sources I’ve read…


#8

I still have this CD single. :slight_smile:


#9

@pesco @Donald_Petersen both those versions have been in my top favorites playlists since forever


#10

Hüsker Dü, normally written “Husker du” is Norwegian for “do you remember” and was also the name of a tv program made by Norwegian state broadcasting (NRK) back in the 80s. It was a musical program looking back on popular music from previous years: https://tv.nrk.no/serie/husker-du


#11

When I was a kid and TVs were made of tubes, we had this:http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MzMzWDUwMA==/z/~0cAAOxy7nNTVkmp/$_3.JPG?set_id=2


#12

good old times. nowadays everything is smart and connected by a series of tubes


#13

Aha, that’s a Danish game, never seen that up here… According to danish wikipedia the band took the name from the game.


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