Hüsker Du drummer announces album based on “Paradise Lost”

Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart announced he is putting out a double album based on John Milton's poem Paradise Lost. The album, titled The Argument, is out July 22 via Domino.

A press release explains his inspiration:

"While visiting James Grauerholz, former friend and secretary for William S. Burroughs, James showed Grant an unpublished manuscript for Lost Paradise, William's science fiction story which portrays the fallen angels as men from distant planets and God as none other than fellow Missourian Harry S. Truman. James and Grant discussed adding music to William's story much in the same way that Tom Waits and William conspired to turn the German folk tale Die Freischütz intoThe Black Rider as staged by Robert Wilson."

It will be interesting to see how the album fits together as a whole, but for now he's posted a few songs from the new album on SoundCloud.