Video of the Day | Throwback Thursday: “Could You Be The One” by Hüsker Dü

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Minneapolis trio Hüsker Dü released their double album Warehouse Songs and Stories in 1987. It included one of their best and most melodic songs: “Could You Be the One?” The song also features some of  Bob Mould‘s best lyrics. While the iconic songwriter has long since come out as gay, the lyrics are especially poignant now knowing what he was probably going through at the time:

“It doesn’t mean that much to me / Sometimes I don’t mean that much to you / And I don’t even know what I’m hiding for / And I don’t even know what I’m crying for / I don’t even know / Well, could you be the one they talk about?”

One of Hüsker Dü’s most eminent songs from one of America’s most truly skilled songwriters.


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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.