Showing posts with label bob mould. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bob mould. Show all posts

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Embed and breakfast man: Bob Mould

KarlT0 tweets that Bob Mould has done a great cover version for the Onion's AV Club.

Albeit one which suggests Mould struggles with the idea of a cover version.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Downloadable: Bob Mould

Yesterday, what with the return of The Apprentice and photos of Girls Aloud in Mark One versions of fetish wear, you might have missed that Spinner's free mp3 of the day was Bob Mould's City Lights. It's still available for free download today, though. Life - full of second chances. Unless you're that woman off the Apprentice with the Pepsi-logo-shaped mouth, that is.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Embed and breakfast man: Husker Du weekend

This weekend - with, I suspect, inconsistent umlauting - Bob Mould and Grant Hart's oh-lets-call-it-seminal 80s alt-rock powerhouse. And, ultimately, the despoilers of the whole scene - they were the first band of their type to jump from indie to major and, by proving the business case for signing college rock bands, paved the way for major labels to beat a path to every poorly-roofed rehearsal room in the US trailing creative constraints and piles of cash in their wake.

Not that you can blame them for that.

Let's start the weekend with the hit - in the sense of, if anything they did had ever broken into the charts, it would have been this: Could You Be The One:

Husker Du online
Husker Du database
Last FM

The Living End - live album
Zen Arcade
Flip Your Wig - one of two albums the band released in 1985
The band have attempted to regain the master tapes from their SST albums - claiming the label have diddled them - but plans to re-release the back catalogue have been caught in legal hell for quite a while.

More across the weekend
Diane live at 7th Street Entry
Live in Indianapolis, part one
Live in London
Eight Miles High live at Pink Pop

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The things that moulded Mould

Something for the Christmas list in 2010: Bob Mould is working on an autobiography. The ghosting part is going to be handled by Michael Azerrad, writer of Our Band Could Be Your Life.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mould covers the UK

Bob Mould tour dates for May:

23 - Glasgow ABC
24 - Manchester Academy 2
26 - Birmingham Academy 2
27 - London KOKO

Perhaps surprisingly intimate venues (by which we mean small, but we didn't want to rub it in) for an artist of his reputation?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Established musician signs to record label

After this last week, someone signing to a record label at all is so unusual, it's worth commenting on. That it's Bob Mould makes it tantalising. He's cut a deal with Anti; the first fruits of the partnership, District Line is due sometime in February and includes a track that was originally intended to appear on Workbook:

“Walls of Time” is an outtake from that very album.

“It was a Workbook song that didn’t make that record,” says Mould. “That was one of those songs waiting a long time for recording. But it seemed like a really appropriate closer for this record, when it popped back into my head.”

We're sure that's "appropriate" as in "it fits and has finally found a home" rather than "if we stick this old thing on, we can go home early and catch deal Or No Deal".

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Bob Mould! He'll tell us what to do

About four thousand years ago, Karl T alerted us to the existence of the rather wonderful Ask Bob Mould, a service of the Washington City Paper which allows you to bring your questions to Bob Mould for an answer.

And don't bother with the obvious first question, as the answer would be "yes, I am that Bob Mould, out of Husker Du and Sugar."

This week, he's offering advice on combining being a drummer with being a parent:

Try to keep illicit behavior and foul language to a minimum. If you have to smoke, step outdoors. Drinking in moderation is OK. When making important band decisions, always consider the baby’s opinion. Think Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies.

Good advice, we're sure you'd agree.