Bob Mould And SUGAR Released Noise Tour De Force ‘COPPER BLUE’ 30 Years Ago

Back in time

5 September 2022

Artist: SUGAR
Who: The band that Bob Mould formed
after Hüsker Dü split. They made 2 albums
between 1992 and 1995, afterward Mould went solo.

Anniversary album: COPPER BLUE
Released: 4 September 1992 – 30 years ago
Score: Both #10 in the US and the UK

AllMusic: “How ironic that after years fronting the hugely influential but desperately overlooked Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould’s first project with new band Sugar, 1992’s Copper Blue, would become the most commercially successful project of his career… it was released just as the seeds sown by his former band were bearing bountiful fruits in the post-Nirvana alternative nation, which provided ample explanation for its phenomenal success. But Sugar were well deserving of their success, regardless of time and place.” Score: 4.5/5.

Singles/clips: Changes / A Good Idea / Helpless

– CHANGES –

– HELPLESS –

– A GOOD IDEA –

SUGAR: Bio – Discography

Gone But Not Forgotten! SUGAR (Bob Mould Band) 1992-1995

Great alternative bands from the past

18 February 2022

Band: SUGAR
Who: Riff-loaded noise trio led by Bob Mould
Active: 1992-1995
Albums: Copper Blue (1992) and File Under: Easy Listening (1994)

After frontman Bob Mould left legendary group Hüsker Dü in 1988 he went
on a solo trip and canned two LPs. After his label dropped him, he recorded a
demo tape with over thirty songs for his new project Sugar with David Barbe
and Malcolm Travis.

The band was named by Mould after he spotted … a sugar packet on the table
in a restaurant. Their journey lasted only for 3 years. I saw them live once, when
they played in my home country (Belgium) in the 90s. It was a deafening assault
on my ears that kept ringing for several days

Three great Sugar moments…

– YOU’RE FAVORITE THING –
(From ‘File Under: Easy Listening’)

– A GOOD IDEA –
(From ‘Copper Blue’)

– THE ACT WE ACT –
(From ‘Copper Blue)

SUGAR: Story