Monday, February 25, 2013

Grant Hart: 2541 - Song of the Day for February 25, 2013

 Then I put down the money
And I picked up the keys
We had to keep the stove on all night long
So the mice wouldn't freeze

The Song: '2541'

The Artist: Grant Hart

Song Info: '2541' was featured on Grant Hart's 2541 EP which was released in 1988 on SST Records.The song is also featured on Hart's 1989 solo album debut, Intolerance.

Artist History: Grant Hart was the drummer for Hüsker Dü, a Minneapolis trio that started off as a hardcore punk band but blossomed into a fantastic rock band. Hüsker Dü was a college rock darling that did not gain major fame during their nine year career (1979 - 1988), but they did influence many alternative rock bands like Green Day. Hart was the drummer and shared songwriting and singing duties with guitar player Bob Mould. Tensions and drug use broke up the band, so Hart and Mould went their separate ways. Mould went on to a great solo career that included the formation of a new band called Sugar. Hart has been in Mould's shadow since the break up of Hüsker Dü, but Hart has had produced some incredible music as a solo artist.

Why I Picked This Song:There are times when songs pop into my head and they stay there for an entire weekend. '2541' popped into my head on Saturday morning and it was refreshing to have a great song stuck in my head instead of some god awful racket from Barney and Friends. I have kids. I'm a fan of Hart and Mould's solo efforts, and one of my favorite songs by Hart is '2541', a tale of a struggling rock band living in a crummy house. This is a really catchy acoustic rock song that will get you singing "2541, big windows to let in the sun". Enjoy.

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TonyDoug Wright is The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll and is also the head writer and owner of Champion City Comics. Follow him @TonyDougWright on Twitter.

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