Husker Du - Eight Miles High

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Byrds Cover.

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I am a 44 year old woman and I have always loved this version of this song. It brings back such wonderful, fun memories.

Author — Kim Bratten

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Fun fact: this song was a warm up. They recorded the album Zen Arcade in 48 hours; most of the songs were done in one take. They didn't want to warm up in the studio with one of their own songs, so they did "Eight Miles High". And this is what we got.

Author — Geoffrey Gentry

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years ago I had all my old records stolen but this one was on the turntable and i still have it. i'm fighting back tears.

Author — cometdust

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This was the cover that taught me that there can be beauty in noise and chaos.

Author — Brian Byrne

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Has to be the greatest cover version ever.Pure fucking emotion.

Author — Gene Connolly

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Bob's raw passionate screaming at the end still sends a shiver down my spine, nearly 30 years after I bought the single. Still have it, and am now introducing it to my young kids on one of them museum pieces known as a ``record player''.

Author — killerbunyip

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This makes me teary, joyful, despaired, exhilarated and amazed. Rollercoaster of feelings this one. Nothing beats this.

Author — Dr Oktöber

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I love, love, LOVE Bob Moulds voice - he can inject real emotion into every song he sings. He sounds really primal here. Amazing!

Author — hihowareyouthen

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This version blows me away. I was listening to the original Byrds version tonight, and one of the comments mentioned this cover. At 69 years old, my first love is hard rock via Zep and Thin Lizzy, but I remembered that I liked some of Husker Du. Not enough to know much about them, though.

How Bob Mould handles the guitar is amazing. I'm a guitarist, and I've had to carry all the weight in a three piece trio like this. What he does here is breath-taking, and had me crying, And what I hear in the vocals at the end may have rage, but what I feel from it is yearning. It moved me, whatever is being expressed here.

Author — Farrell Wills

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You can actually hear ripping on the guitar while he is screaming. The waivering in his voice adds so much. Such raw emotion and passion. It's absolutely amazing.

Author — Chad Wingrove

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Now THAT children, is how you cover a song. Don't ape it, re-invent it. Brilliant.

Author — The pieman

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Probably the most powerful, cathartic performance ever recorded. An undisputed masterpiece.

Author — GrtSatan

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Husker Du and Rites of Spring had this almost violent effect on me. Similar to My War. It was physical/mental/emotional. It resonated in a way I can’t explain. How many of us in the 80s, alone in our rooms with the headphones on, just having our minds blown?

Author — TheInnerStation

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An epic song if ever there was one. Truly a perfect example of a cover version surpassing the original.

Author — GrtSatan

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So intense. You feel the dispair. Breathtaking.

Author — Bert Spierings

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One of the best lead vocal tracks to ever see the light of

Author — SS T

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One of the most compelling pieces of the era - and yes, one of those very rare cases where the cover is in the same rank as the original.  THANK you, Bob, and THANK you, Drfeesh.

Author — Robert Hockett

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probably the best cover version of a song ever

Author — hollybushblue

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Just when you think the song can't get any better, it just keeps on going. And that's saying a lot since the opening is so epic

Author — Costa Livadas

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I am thankful to have been alive at a time when a punk band could cover a bebop song written by a folk band who wanted to be a rock band, and make it absolutely their own.

Author — MyMotherTheCar