Hüsker Dü’s “Zen Arcade” was a watershed moment in my life: It made me realize that there was more to punk than spittle and rage.
Music will go on, good songs will continue to be written, and a new generation will rebel against the conformist ways of the generation before them, but for a few, brief, shining years, we had a band that could take the mindless anger of punk and shape it into a force that changed lives.
I hear it every day on the radio
Somebody shoots a guy he don’t even know
Airplanes falling out of the sky
A baby is born and another one diesHighways fill with refugees, now
Doctors finding out about disease
With all this uptight pushing and shoving
Keeps us away from who we’re loving