NEM#170: Bob Mould From Hüsker Dü to Sugar to Now

Bob released six albums with Hüsker Dü in the '80s, went solo, had a wash of fame as Sugar in the early '90s, and has released around a dozen solo albums. We discuss  "Forecast of Rain" from Blue Hearts (2020), "I Don’t Know You Anymore" from Beauty & Ruin (2014), "JC Auto" by Sugar from Beaster (1993), and "In A Free Land" by Hüsker Dü, 1982 singe remixed for Savage Young Du (2017). We also listen to the title track to his new acoustic EP, The Ocean. Intro: "If I Can't Change Your Mind" by Sugar from Copper Blue (1992). For more see bobmould.com

Here's the video for "If I Can't Change Your Mind," and here they play it live back in the day. Watch a full 2013 gig and his tiny desk concert. Here's the video for "I Don't Know You Anymore."

His early big solo song was "See a Little Light" and his biggest single writing for Hüsker was "Could You Be the One," though a close contender is "Makes No Sense At All." Hear him live solo playing "In a Free Land" acoustically. Listen to the Minneapolis podcast about Hüsker Dü featuring Bob.

Hear his original Daily Show theme song in context. If you're curious about his techno period in the early '00s, here's a sample

Photo by Donald Fisher. Interview editing by Tyler Hislop of Pixel Box Media.

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