Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, drummer/vocalist Grant Hart, and bassist/vocalist Greg Norton, Husker Du were formed in Minneapolis-St. Paul, circa 1979. Widely regarded as one of the best and most influential American bands, Husker Du's records routinely resided near the top of the college and alternative charts throughout their tenure from 1979-1988.
1985's Flip Your Wig is the band's fourth full-length effort overall and final release for Greg Ginn's SST Records before joining major label Warner Bros. The band was on a real roll with Zen Arcade, New Day Rising and Flip Your Wig all issued in the span of just over two years time. And it also finds Mould and Hart self-producing for the first time (a duty they would never relinquish for the remainder of their career) resulting in a cleaner more melody driven power pop-punk affair.
"Makes No Sense at All" served as Husker Du's first single to make a dent at radio and the title track and "Keep Hanging On" became staples at the group's live shows. Mould has been quoted as calling Flip Your Wig "the best album Hüsker Dü ever did."