Who Sang Newest Industry? Hüsker Dü

Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1984-7
Genre: Rock
Style: Thrash/Hardcore/Power Pop/Punk
length: 3:02
producer: Hüsker Dü and Spot
engineer: Hüsker Dü and Spot
bass: Greg Norton
background vocals: Greg Norton, Bob Mould and Grant Hart
percussion & drums (drum set): Grant Hart
lead vocals: Bob Mould
piano & percussion & electric guitar & acoustic guitar: Bob Mould
Lyrics
Said we want a second chance, and all they say is tough
A world where science went too far, there's no way to survive
Why can't we get this thing straightened out, I want to stay alive

They burned and bombed the east and north and there's no place left to go
The sun belt's overcrowded, so let's annex Mexico
The peso's only worth a dime, but they've got all that land
No need for a civil war, we know they'll understand, right?

Is that how you like it?

Factories left unattended, crumbling to the ground
We tried to keep them running, but there's no more oil around
We used it all to fight a war that neither side could win
Vietnam was Little League compared to where we've been

Now we live in caves and huts, and we don't have pay TV
And everyone is signing up for the newest industry
Standard Oil goes solar power, all try to make a buck
So I'll sit around and smoke cigarettes, and I'll babble "What the fuck?"



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Something I Learned Today
  • 2 Broken Home, Broken Heart
  • 3 Never Talking to You Again
  • 4 Chartered Trips
  • 5 Dreams Reoccurring
  • 6 Indecision Time
  • 7 Hare Krsna
  • 8 Beyond the Threshold
  • 9 Pride
  • 10 I'll Never Forget You
  • 11 The Biggest Lie
  • 12 What's Going On?
  • 13 Masochism World
  • 14 Standing by the Sea
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Somewhere
  • 2 One Step at a Time
  • 3 Pink Turns to Blue
  • 4 Newest Industry
  • 5 Monday Will Never Be the Same
  • 6 Whatever
  • 7 The Tooth Fairy and the Princess
  • 8 Turn On the News
  • 9 Reoccurring Dreams

  • Release information
    label: SST Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin