Post Tagged with: "Bob Mould"

Butch Walker + Bob Mould, “Father’s Day” from Afraid of Ghosts (2015): One Track Mind

Bob Mould’s scorching turn might have obscured a lesser singer. But Butch Walker’s resonant voice carries “Father’s Day.”

One Track Mind: Bob Mould, “I Don’t Know You Anymore” from Beauty and Ruin (2014)

One Track Mind: Bob Mould, “I Don’t Know You Anymore” from Beauty and Ruin (2014)

The only thing, it seems, that ever reliably pierced the twined armor of Bob Mould’s squalling guitar and emotionally serrated singing style was the former Husker Du frontman’s penchant for revelatory hooks. Same here.

One Track Mind: Bob Mould, “Hey Mr. Grey” from Beauty and Ruin (2014)

One Track Mind: Bob Mould, “Hey Mr. Grey” from Beauty and Ruin (2014)

Bob Mould, after decades of concussive punk-pop, could be forgiven for downshifting. And you might have even expected such a thing, with a new song called “Hey Mr. Grey.” To which Mould responds with a hardy gut punch of metallic fury.

Bob Mould discusses his musical debt to Richard Thompson: ‘It was sort of embarrassing’

For all of the musical ferocity associated with Bob Mould — both as a solo artist and as a key creative force in Husker Du and Sugar — there’s one key influence some might never have guessed: Folk legend Richard Thompson.

Bob Mould – Silver Age (2012)

Silver Age is that rarest of Bob Mould records: An unadorned, primal rocker, all bloody-knuckled riffs and flinty attitude with little or no introspection, much less sentiment. That makes sense, in many ways.

One Track Mind: Bob Mould, "The Descent" from Silver Age (2012)

The recent reissue of Bob Mould’s underrated early-1990s work with Sugar was but prologue for this new single — a burst of guitar-pop blitzkrieg that recalls his Husker Du-era work on Flip Your Wig.

Sugar – Copper Blue (1992; 2012 reissue)

Time was, if you were a real fan, a band’s albums weren’t enough. After burning through the album a million times, you needed more. You turned to singles and EPs

Bob Mould to perform 'Copper Blue' in its entirety at this year's Noise Pop Festival

Bob Mould will perform 1992’s Copper Blue, from his post-Husker Du band Sugar, as part of the 20th annual Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco.

One Track Mind: Sugar, "Believe What You’re Saying" (1994)

by Tom Johnson One song, two beautiful versions. The first, issued on Sugar’s second and last official “album,” 1994’s File Under Easy Listening, was an aching mid-tempo ballad about the death of a relationship.

Bob Mould – Body of Song (2005)

by Tom Johnson As a follow-up to the more electronic, experimental, but ultimately disappointing Modulate, 2005’s Body of Song was an overwhelming success.

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