At long last, the surviving members of Hüsker Dü are asserting control over their work. In addition to the ongoing series of excellent Numero Group releases, there is the official Hüsker Dü online store, which is increasingly full of things to want, buy and have.
The design of the Hüsker Dü “festive holiday sweatshirt” is based on the artwork for “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” a 1986 promo cassette the Hüskers made for Warner Bros. At first, the image on the j-card appears to be the Star of Bethlehem, but on closer inspection it looks like it must be a shattered windowpane.
The 60-second track is embedded below. If you worry that Hüsker Dü‘s Christmas carol is “not punk,” you’re going to love what Discharge was playing in 1986. Ho, ho, ho!
The festive holiday sweatshirt is $29.99 at Hüsker Dü‘s official merch store. Festive holidays, everyone.