Happy 60 To BOB MOULD

16 October 2020


(photo FB artist – album Beauty)

Robert Arthur Mould was born 60 years ago today in a village
called Malone in the state of New York. Happy birthday!

He was co-founder of hardcore noise trio Hüsker Dü
that produced six albums between 1983 and 1987.

After the group split up Mould launched a successful solo career.
His brand new LP Blue Hearts is one of his best works.

Bob Mould: “My father, who had a terrible temper and could be really abusive, also brought music to me. He would buy old jukebox singles, for a penny a piece. Those records were my toys. I played them day and night. They meant the world to me, and are sitting on the shelf four feet away from me right now. They remain my main inspiration. I was this broken little kid, and music was the only thing that could drown out all the chaos I grew up around. I still believe music can change the world – I watched the Beatles do it.”

Full Bob Mould interview with The Guardian right here.

To celebrate here’s
Blue Hearts

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BOB MOULD: Facebook

Hüsker Dü (photo by Guzman via FB Hüsker Dü)

BOB MOULD Covers BUZZCOCKS – Here’s Rapid-Fire Ripper ‘I DON’T MIND’

14 September 2020

(cover Bob Mould LP)

Former Hüsker Dü mouthpiece BOB MOULD has another solo LP coming called Blue Hearts, out 25th September. In between recording he took time to cover Manchester
punk icons BUZZCOCKS.

He picked their 1978 single I DON’T MIND. A rapid-fire ripper that sounds like the late great Pete Shelley wrote it with Mould in mind. I Don’t Mind fits him like a punk glove. Galloping, propelling and inflammatory.

Listen here to the buzz and fuzz cover…

The original on Top Of The Pops

BOB MOULD: Facebook

Raw Rip-Roaring Rocker – BOB MOULD Shares New Cut ‘SIBERIAN BUTTERFLY’ From Upcoming Album…

New sonic impulses

10 September 2020


(cover Beauty LP)

Next week former Hüsker Dü/Sugar conductor BOB MOULD – who’ll celebrate his
60th birthday next month – unleashes his fourteenth longplayer called BLUE HEARTS.

We got two cuts so far: ‘American Crisis‘ and ‘Forecast Of Rain‘ (listen below).
And here’s another new one. SIBERIAN BUTTERFLY is a striking stunner going
full steam ahead from the get-go. A raw rip-roaring rocker. Wham bam!

Mould about the song’s story: “As I kept writing, the narrative shifted toward themes of change, growth and freedom. These motifs are central to how we become our true selves.
This is how we begin our journey toward our true identities. It’s autobiographical as well.

I put myself through some self-hating years as a young gay man — never feeling ‘good enough,’ not recognizing the positive qualities I had to offer, while inhibiting the development of my gay identity. I hope for a world where all people can be what they want to be. Life seems shorter every day; maybe this simple song can be of use to people who are struggling to find their
true selves.”

The accompanying clip features Mould plus
drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy

Previous shared cuts…

– FORECAST OF RAIN –

– AMERICAN CRISIS –

BOB MOULD: Facebook


New album BLUE HEARTS out 25th September

I Know It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll But It’s… WEEKEND!

18/19 July 2020…

Five firecrackers from the past week to fuel your weekend…

1. ‘Honey’ by KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD (Australia)
24/7 psych-rockers keep on delivering the goods…

2. ‘A Hymn’ by IDLES (Bristol, UK)
The awesome punks are on their way to dominate the end-of-the-year-lists…

4. ‘Forecast Of Rain’ by BOB MOULD
Anger and energy drives Mould to blazing rippers like this…

4. ‘Planet Caravan’ by MOON DUO (San Francisco)


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5. ‘Cookie Scene’ by THE GO TEAM! (Brighton, UK)
Sunlit summer rap fun…

See/hear you next weekend, music junkies…

Amplified Agony – BOB MOULD Shares ‘FORECAST OF RAIN’ – Second Track From Upcoming New LP…

New sonic impulses…

14 July 2020

Former Hüsker Dü/Sugar maestro BOB MOULD still burns with anger and agony as
you’ll hear on new single FORECAST OF RAIN, the second track he shares from his
new forthcoming album BLUE HEARTS.

Mould said about the religious inspiration for this song: “As a child, my mother took me to Sunday Mass. I’ve written many songs around religion. In the 2000s, I went back to the Catholic Church for three years – but I did not find my place. I recognize the importance of religion for those who believe: the worship, the rituals, the community; loving thy neighbor, following commandments, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. In short, be nice to people, help however you can, and don’t steal stuff.”

Here’s the lyric video…

If you missed it, here’s lead-single AMERICAN CRISIS

BOB MOULD: Facebook


New album BLUE HEARTS out 25th September

(photo on top: Blue Hearts promo)

BOB MOULD Shares New Clamorous Sign Of The Times Single ‘AMERICAN CRISIS’

New sonic impulses…

4 June 2020

Ex-Hüsker Dü noise legend BOB MOULD issued new red-hot-tempered single AMERICAN CRISIS. A bloodcurdling – sign of the times – hammer blow reflecting the terrible state of the Divided Nations Of America. It’s the lead single from his upcoming, new album BLUE HEARTS.

“Here’s the latest American crisis / Thanks to evangelical ISIS / Silence was death/ Never forget.”

BOB MOULD: Facebook

BOB MOULD Covers THE BUZZCOCKS’ Rad Ripper ‘I DON’T MIND’…

12 June 2019

Former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman BOB MOULD launched his new, 13th, critically acclaimed solo album Sunshine Rock last February. Today he announced new tour dates and he also shared his rendition of BUZZCOCKS‘ rad ripper ‘I DON’T MIND’ from the Manchester pop punk legends’ 1978 debut LP Another Music In A Different Kitchen. Check it out below…

Here’s the original…

R.I.P. Pete Shelley…