Home-grown 80’s punk rocker and grunge godfather Bob Mould is set to release his latest solo album on April 7, entitled “Life and Times”. You can find a track listing and other information at Bob’s website.
It’s hard not to wax nostalgic about another Bob Mould release. Ask anyone who has hung around the once smokey bars of Minneapolis awhile about a Bob Mould experience they once had and most people have a story. Even members of the younger generation who largely missed the 80’s (ahem!) have an experience, if only an indirect one. Mine is simple and not altogether interesting. I bought a copy of Husker Du’s “Candy Apple Grey” on a whim after hearing (from a guitar magazine no less) that the Huskers were one of the greatest rock bands in the history of Minneapolis. The experience? The first time I heard “All This I’ve Done For You”. Magical, and similarly a pain in the ass. As an impressionable 16 year-old, I was stuck writing Bob Mould sounding songs on my acoustic guitar for the next two months. (Damnit, well, could have been a lot worse.)
But here’s to Bob, and the anticipation of yet another great installment into the Bob Mould collection of music that matters to many Minnesotans. See him live at the Varsity Theater on March 30 at 8:00PM.
Bob Mould Upcoming Tour Dates
02/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall (Noise Pop Festival)
03/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
03/11 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall (R.E.M. Tribute Show)
03/29 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk
03/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
04/05 – Charlottesville, VA @ Gravity Lounge
04/07 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
04/08 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
04/09 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
Question: Anyone else have any good Bob Mould experiences or memories?