Chris Larson: Land Speed Record (also the title of the artist’s latest exhibition now on view at the Walker), titled after the seminal live album by acclaimed local punk band Hüsker Dü recorded in Minneapolis at the 7th St Entry on August 15, 1981.
This limited-edition, clear vinyl LP contains a duplicate version of Hüsker Dü’s original drum track played by Yousif Del Valle and recorded live at 7th St Entry on April 14, 2016. Published by the Walker, the album serves as the catalogue for Larson’s exhibition and includes liner notes by Walker exhibition curator Siri Engberg, Walker artistic director Fionn Meade, independent curator Dieter Roelstraete, and Rev. Russell Rathbun, a writer and founding preacher at the St. Paul–based church House of Mercy. A separate, deluxe edition of the LP additionally features a color photograph, signed and numbered by the artist, of the accumulation of salvaged objects that are the subject of his film. Available in the Walker Shop, the LP was released on August 15, the 35th anniversary of Hüsker Dü’s Land Speed Record.
Album $19.81 ($17.83 Walker members)