New Documentary About Grant Hart Of Husker Du Announced
The life of Grant Hart, drummer/vocalist for the legendary Minneapolis punk band Husker Du, will be the subject of ‘Every Everything,’ a new documentary from What Were We Thinking Films. Gorman Bechard, the film’s creative force, has begun a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $20,000 by May 4.
Hart, along with Bob Mould (guitar/vocals) and Greg Norton (bass/vocals), formed Husker Du in 1979. Releasing seven records (including two double-albums) between 1982 and 1987, their combination of punk volume and pop melodicism never found a widespread audience during their existence. However, their sound was influential on Nirvana and other bands and became the de facto for what became known as “alternative” music in the 1990s.
‘Every Everything,’ named after Hart’s song from Husker Du’s 1985 album ‘Flip Your Wig,’ will feature Hart narrating his life story, “from his beginnings, through his days in Husker Du, and up to the present,” according to the film’s website. “[Y]ou’ll learn his influences, his obsessions, his loves, his passions, his art, his music, and everything in between, leaving no stone unturned.”
This stands in contrast to Bechard’s last documentary, the acclaimed ‘Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements,’ which featured no contributions – interviews, music or even their image – from its subject. Hart was interviewed at length for ‘Color Me Obsessed’ and spoke passionately about the Minneapolis punk scene of the early-1980s, when the Replacements, Husker Du and Soul Asylum ruled the Twin Cities.
Bechard is also the director of ‘What Did You Expect?,’ a concert film starring Archers of Loaf. The movie will have its world premiere in June.
Watch the Trailer for ‘Every Everything’