Written by: Alex Green
We’ve been at it now here at Stereo Embers The Podcast for exactly one year and on the occasion of our 52nd show, our guest is Greg Norton (Hüsker Dü, Porcupine).
The legendary bassist talks to us about his new gig with Porcupine, fatherhood and his friendship with Grant Hart.
Norton joined the Minneapolis-based band Porcupine last year and they’ve just put out a fabulous new six-song effort called What You’ve Heard Isn’t Real. In this interview Norton also chats with me about having not picked up his instrument in 14 years, what it’s like to play bass in a new band, and the three rules he goes by for raising his children.
We also go over the importance of taking criticism, what the last Hüsker Dü gig was like and the unpleasantness of having beer cans thrown at you.