Live Video: Grant Hart

photo by Suzi Pratt

As one of the two primary songwriters of seminal 80’s group Hüsker Dü, Grant Hart helped shape the sound and voice of indie rock to come, influencing bands that followed including Nirvana and the Pixies. After the dissolution of the band he shared with Bob Mould for nearly a decade, Hart went on to form Nova Mob and then put out a handful of excellent solo albums over the years. While certainly Grant Hart has faced his trials during his career as a musician, he’s managed to remain upbeat and continues to be a brilliant conversationalist. During a recent session at KEXP, he talks about his past in Minneapolis with session host and KEXP DJ Kevin Cole (they go way back!), about angering audience members during a show over the recent Vancouver riots, and even about Milton’s Paradise Lost, the Copernican universe, the roles of the Tibetan lamas, and so much more!

It’s really worth taking the time to watch the entire session and interview with this living legend, which we’ve included here, but for your convenience, we’ve also cut the individual songs for your viewing pleasure. Watch it now:

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