Hüsker Dü, 'Savage Young Dü'
In recordings that span their first three years of hardcore punk's breakneck Beatles, this three-disc treasure trove of archival audio and remastered material finds the Minneapolis loud-fast diplomats going from walking to running. Its nearly 70 tracks include embryonic demos, songs that only exist on blown-out live cassettes, a lightning-speed cover of "Chinese Rocks" and unheard early moments that reveal shades of the Ramones, the Damned, the Heartbreakers and Elvis Costello. Their rarely-heard debut 7-inch – "Statues" b/w "Amusement" – even features their trademark white-noise used to more post-punky ends. In lieu of the Hüskers' broiling, convulsive 1980 SST live album Land Speed Record is a cleaner recording of most of its tracks from a show recorded weeks later. $85 vinyl, $40 CD; numerogroup.com