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Bob Mould

Biography

Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Bob Mould was an associate of Hüsker Dü, probably one of the most influential American rings from the ’80s. Hüsker Dü was a post-hardcore punk music group that helped define the audio and ideals of alternate rock and roll. After Hüsker Dü split up, Mould authorized a solo agreement with Virgin Information in 1988. The next yr he released his 1st solo recording, Workbook, which displayed a major change in sonic path. Workbook was an introspective collection, offering keyboards, acoustic guitars, and also strings. The recording received excellent evaluations and spent 14 weeks within the graphs, peaking at 127; “Visit a Small Light” became a high Ten modern rock and roll hit. Mould came back to noisy, guitar-driven rock and roll on his second single album, 1990’s Dark Sheets of Rainfall. Featuring the very best Ten modern rock and roll hit “It’s As well Late,” Dark Sheets of Rainfall received mixed evaluations. Frustrated with the business enterprise operations of main record brands, Mould remaining Virgin following the launch of Black Bedding of Rain; they might later to push out a compilation of both albums, Poison Years. Mould after that formed an unbiased record organization, SOL (Singles Just Label), which released 45s from fresh, developing rings in addition to cult rings. In 1992, he created a fresh trio, Sugars, with bassist David Barbe and drummer Malcolm Travis; the music group authorized with Rykodisc within the U.S. and Creation within the U.K. Sugar’s 1st recording, Copper Blue, premiered in nov 1992 to enthusiastic evaluations and became Mould’s most effective project up to now. Copper Blue almost went platinum and spawned many alternate radio and MTV strikes, including “Helpless” and “EASILY Can’t Change YOUR BRAIN.” Within the springtime of 1993, Sugars released the mini-LP Beaster, a far more abrasive collection than Copper Blue which was documented at the same classes. Around enough time of the discharge of Beaster, Mould was compelled from the wardrobe by various homosexual publications, with expectations that he’d embrace their politics cause; he turned down their demands. Mould composed the materials for the next Glucose record during 1993. The music group began recording within the springtime of 1994, however the periods ground to some halt as well as the tapes had been erased. Mould made a decision to give the record yet another try, and it had been documented quickly past due that springtime. The album, Document Under: Easy Hearing, appeared in nov 1994. Though it received great evaluations and was reasonably effective commercially, it didn’t match the efficiency of Copper Blue. Within the springtime of 1995, it had been announced that Sugars was on hiatus. Besides, a assortment of rarities and B-sides, premiered that summer. From the fall, Mould got split up the music group and begun focus on a third recording completely by himself. He performed all the tools on his self-titled third recording, that was released in the springtime of 1996. THE FINAL Puppy and Pony Display adopted in 1998. In 2002, following a long amount of musical inactivity, Mould came back using the electronics-heavy Modulate, accompanied by the greater regular Body of Music in 2005. After Blowoff, a dance task with Richard Morel, Mould came back to his acoustic guitar roots and combined up with Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty to record Area Range in 2008. Mould inched back again to alt-rock on 2009’s Lifestyle and Times, after that committed himself to composing his autobiography with the help of Michael Azerrad. Visit a Small Light: The Path of Trend and Melody was released in the summertime of 2011. The next year, Mould came back towards the sound of Glucose, playing the band’s 1992 debut in its entirety while on tour, reissuing the band’s catalog as luxurious editions, and, finally, reviving its sound on Sterling silver Age, his initial record for Merge Information. Documented with Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster and Divide One bassist Jason Narducy, Sterling silver Age group was greeted by solid testimonials, as was its 2014 successor, Beauty & Mess up, which also made an appearance on Merge and in addition highlighted Wurster and Narducy in Mould’s preferred power trio format. Beauty & Mess up debuted at 38, Mould’s highest graph placement up to now. Mould once more caused Wurster and Narducy for 2016’s Patch the Sky.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bob Mould
Profession Disc jockey, Guitarist, Music Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education Macalester College
Nationality American
Music Groups Hüsker Dü, Sugar
Music Songs See a Little Light, I Don't Know You Anymore, The Descent, Voices in My Head, If I Can't Change Your Mind, Hardly Getting Over It, The End of Things, Celebrated Summer, Star Machine, The Silence Between Us, Heartbreak a Stranger, The Act We Act, Brasilia Crossed With Trenton, Poison Years, Sinners and Their Repentances, Stop Your Crying, Compositions for the Young and Old, New #1, Underneath Days, In A Free Land, Stupid Now, Wishing Well, Sunspots, Black Confetti, Egøverride, Very Temporary, The War, Hold On, Roll Over and Die, It's Too Late, Black Sheets of Rain, Tomorrow Morning
Albums Patch the Sky, Beauty & Ruin, Silver Age, Black Sheets of Rain, Flip Your Wig, Candy Apple Grey, Workbook, Body of Song, The Last Dog and Pony Show, District Line, Life and Times, Bob Mould, Zen Arcade, Modulate, New Day Rising, Beaster, Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely, Poison Years, Live Mould (Live), Live at ATP 2008, If I Can't Change Your Mind (The Collection), LiveDog98
Movies Bob Mould: Circle of Friends, Burn to Shine: Washington, D.C., 01.14.2004


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1 Additional credits listed under the rock band Hüsker Dü.
2 Will release three new studio albums in 2002, all on his own Granary Music label. The first, 'Modulate', will mix electronica with his usual melodic rock sound. The second, 'Long Playing Grooves', will be an all-electronic set released under the name "LoudBomb." The third album will be titled 'Body of Song', and will be acoustic.
3 A longtime pro-wrestling fan, he worked as a writer for the now defunct World Championship Wrestling from 1999 until 2000.
4 Along with drummer Grant Hart and bassist Greg Norton, was a member of the legendary punk/pop group Husker Du in the 1980s. Their albums 'Zen Arcade', 'New Day Rising', 'Flip Your Wig', and 'Candy Apple Grey' are considered among the finest works from the 1980s.
5 Released two solo albums after Husker Du's break-up in 1988, then formed the band Sugar in 1991. Has been a full-time solo artist since Sugar's demise in 1995.
6 Wrote all the songs and played all the instruments on his eponymously titled 1996 solo album. He also produced it, did the cover art, and directed the video for "Egoverride", the first single off that album.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 2015 writer: "Dog On Fire"
Late Night with Seth Meyers TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Conan 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary performer: "Dear Rosemary"
BearCity 2010 writer: "Here And Now"
The O.C. 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 performer: "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", "Angry Inch", "Wig In A Box", "Wicked Little Town", "Hedwig's Lament", "Exquisite Corpse", "Midnite Radio", "The Long Grift"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1996 TV Series 1 episode
The Daily Show 1996 TV Series performer: "Dog on Fire" / writer: "Dog on Fire", "Dog on Fire Jon Stewart remix", "Dog on Fire Trevor Noah remix"
Nintendo 64: Change the System 1996 Video short producer: "Working Days"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In a Fix 2004 TV Series composer: theme music
The Greatest Millennium 1999 TV Special composer: theme "Dog on Fire"
The Daily Show 1996 TV Series composer: main theme

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Don't Know You Anymore 2014 Short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
See a Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould 2012 Documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
#BeRobin the Movie 2015 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2012-2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Conan 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Sexiest Elbows in Rock Music 2014 Short Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician
See a Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould 2012 Documentary Himself
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary Himself
Upside Down: The Creation Records Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Bob Mould: Circle of Friends 2007 Video documentary
Deadeye Music Video Magazine, Issue 1 1995 Video Himself
1991: The Year Punk Broke 1992 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beer and Board Games 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Provinssirock 30 2008 TV Series documentary Himself

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