The Living End is a Hüsker Dü live album recorded at various venues in October 1987, but not released until 1994. It spans the band's entire recorded output, from "Data Control" off Land Speed Record, the band's debut, to a healthy dose of songs from the band's last studio album, Warehouse: Songs and Stories. There are also some unreleased tracks and a cover of the Ramones' "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker."


Guitarist Bob Mould and drummer Grant Hart handled the overwhelming share of songwriting duties in the band. Of interest is "Everytime," a rare solo credit for bassist Greg Norton. The tracklisting is reflective of the band's setlists. "New Day Rising" was a common choice to open shows. As explained in the liner notes, the band preferred to group like-minded songs into what they called "packs of three." Examples of these "packs" include "Standing in the Rain" followed by "Back from Somewhere" and "Ice Cold Ice," as well as "Terms of Psychic Warfare" followed by "Powerline" and "Books About UFOs".


The Living End is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on red coloured vinyl.


    1. New Day Rising 
    2. Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill 
    3. Standing In The Rain 
    4. Back From Somewhere 
    5. Ice Cold Ice    
    6. Everytime 
    7. Friend, You've Got To Fall 
    8. She Floated Away 
    9. From The Gut 
    10. Target
    11. It's Not Funny Anymore 
    12. Hardly Getting Over It
    13. Terms Of Psychic Warfare 
    14. Powerline 
    15. Books About Ufo's 
    16. Divide And Conquer 
    17. Keep Hanging On 
    18. Celebrated Summer 
    19. Now That You Know Me    
    20. Ain't No Water In The Well 
    21. What's Going On 
    22. Data Control 
    23. In A Free Land 
    24. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
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