Hüsker Dü - Removing language barriers

Husker Du band name idea - Danish board gameDespite all those umlauts Hüsker Dü is just an American band, or to be more precise: they are rockers from Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

They are said to have ‘discovered’ their band name more or less by themselves, during their first rehearsals. One of the songs on their earliest setlist was Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads. Their version of that number rambled a bit, mainly because the band members had no command of the French part of the text (which really isn't all that hard: ‘qu’est-ce que c’est?’ or keskasay, meaning ‘What is that?’). 

This part of the text was filled in à l'improviste with all kinds of foreign terms that the band members could reproduce successfully. One of those terms was Hûsker Dû (originally written with accents circonflexes or ^), which is Norwegian (or Danish) for 'Do you remember?'. 

Hûsker Dû was a kind of Memory board game, first brought out on the Scandinavian market by games manufacturer Pressman around 1950. The description at that time said it was a game in which it is possible that children trump adults. About as exciting as a game of Ludo or Parcheesi, say.

Active:  1979-1988, USA
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