Zen Arcade was indeed this Twin-Cities blur-power trios' shining moment, and I don't think it would be far-off-the-mark to call this Magnum Opus "The Electric Ladyland of Classic American Hardcore".
While The Minutemen used this Double LP as the standard to live up to when they set out to record "Double Nickels on the Dime - "Take That, Huskers" (in the matrix) - I'd have to say that I tend to pull this one out more often that D.N.o.t.D. (and I hecka-loves me some D. Boone, brother)...
You may get different results.
Anyways, here's a nice little 3-CD gem consisting of demo takes/rough mixes/rehearsals. Fuckin' choice!