- Bob Mould
Infobox musical artist
Name = Bob Mould
Img_size = 185
Img_capt = Bob Mould at
McCarren Park Poolin July 2007
Birth_name = Robert Arthur Mould
Background = solo_singer
Born = birth date and age|1961|10|16
Origin = Malone,
New York, United States
Punk rock, alternative rock
Musician, producer, singer-songwriter, scriptwriter, disc jockey
Years_active = 1979?–present
Label = Creation,
Granary Music, Full Frequency, New Alliance, Reflex, Restless, Rhino, Rough Trade, Rykodisc, SOL, SST, Virgin, Warner Bros., Yep Roc
Blowoff, Hüsker Dü, Loud Bomb, Sugar, Deep Dish, remix: Depeche Mode, Interpol, The Killers, Low, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, The Pretenders, Rammstein, Seal, VHS or Beta
URL = [http://www.bobmould.com/ Granary Music]
Bob Mould (born Robert Arthur Mould, October 16, 1961, Malone,
New York) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalistand songwriterfor alternative rockbands Hüsker Düin the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s.
Born in Malone, New York, Mould lived in several places, including the
Minneapolis-St. Paularea, where he attended Macalester College. There, he formed Hüsker Düin the late 1970s, with drummer/singer Grant Hartand bass guitarist Greg Norton.
Hüsker Dü first gained notice as a "speed-core"
punk rockgroup, with a series of recordings on the independent label SST Records. One of the first 1980s underground bands to sign a contract with a major record label ( Warner Brothers), Hüsker Dü found only moderate commercial success, but were later often cited as one of the key influences on 1990s alternative rock.
In the late 1980s, Hüsker Dü broke up acrimoniously amid members'
drug abuseand personal problems. Mould and Grant Hart, the band's other songwriter and vocalist, still take occasional jabs at each other in the press, though the two revisited their Hüsker Dü back catalog together at a 2004 benefit concertfor an ailing friend, the late Karl Mueller of Soul Asylum.
After Hüsker Dü broke up in 1988, Mould sequestered himself in a remote farmhouse, quit drinking and drugs, and wrote the songs that would make up his first solo album. Signing to the newly-formed Virgin Records America label, 1989's "Workbook" eschewed Mould's trademark wall-of-noise guitar for a stripped-down, atmospheric sound featuring acoustic guitars and
cellos. 1991's jagged " Black Sheets of Rain" put Mould in more familiar territory, recalling Hüsker Dü's loudest, angriest moments.
Mould also started a record label, Singles Only Label, which released singles from up and coming bands such as
Grant Lee Buffaloand R. Stevie Moore.
ugar years and afterwards
Mould returned to solo recording, releasing a self-titled album in 1996 (which is often referred to as "Hubcap" because of the cover photo) and 1998's "
The Last Dog and Pony Show".
During a stint living in
New York Cityin the late-1990s, Mould's tastes took a detour into dance musicand electronica. Those influences were clear on his 2002 release " Modulate", which featured a strong electronica influence to mixed critical reviews. To pursue this sound, Mould also began recording under the pseudonymLoudBomb (an anagramof his name). He has released one CD so far under this name.
Mould took a brief break from the music world to get involved with another passion of his,
professional wrestling, when he joined WCW as a scriptwriter for a brief period. Creative differences with some of the other writers led to Mould leaving the company and returning to music. The liner notesfor "Modulate" thank some of the wrestlers he associated with, most notably Kevin Nashand Kevin Sullivan.
In addition to his solo work, Mould is also a live
DJin collaboration with Washington DC-area dance music artist Richard Morel, under the collective banner Blowoff(frequently staged at the 930 Clubin Washington, DC). A recording under that banner was released in September 2006. Mould has been asked to do remixes for a variety of dance and alternative rock artists. A recent remix of the Interpol song "Length Of Love" has led to more critical acclaim for the veteran artist.
For much of the 1990s, Mould toured playing solo acoustic renditions of his catalog (occasionally switching to electric guitar midway through his set). In 2005 his solo album "
Body of Song" was cross-announced with his first band tour since 1998. Brendan Canty, best known as the drummer for Fugazi, and Mould's Blowoff collaborator, Morel, played drums and keyboards, respectively, for the 2005 tour.
Mould's new album, "District Line", was released
February 5, 2008.
Mould recently announced that his is writing a memoir with
Michael Azerrad, the author of " Our Band Could Be Your Life" and "." The book will be released in autumn 2010. [http://modulate.blogspot.com/2008/09/press-release-from-little-brown.html]
homosexualitywas previously something of an open secret, Mould was outedin the early 1990s; he is now openly gay. Though it was often rumored during his Hüsker Dü days that he and bandmate Hart were an item (Hart is also gay, and both acknowledge taking partners on tour), both have flatly denied ever having been romantically involved.
In 2006, Mould contributed the song " [http://youtube.com/watch?v=nGR5HOfKwfM If I Can't Change Your Mind] " to the album "Wed-Rock," an album to promote legalisation of
September 29, 2005, Mould's song "Circles" was featured on " The OC" as Marissa Cooperwas starting her first day at her public school in Season 3.
Mould's song "Dog on Fire" is the theme song for "
The Daily Show". They Might Be Giantsperform the current version. The song "See a Little Light" has been used more than once in various television applications: It was used in the closing scene of the original un-aired test pilot episode of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", it became one of the principal theme songs for the HBOseries " The Mind of the Married Man" and was also used in a television commercial for TIAA-CREF(August 2007). Mould also composed the theme for the TLC program, " In a Fix".
Mould and director
Cameron Crowewere rumored to be close friends. The character Bob Sugar (played by Jay Mohr) in Crowe's 1996 film " Jerry Maguire" possibly was named for both Mould and his former band, Sugar.
Mould appeared on an episode of
Independent Film Channel's " The Henry Rollins Show" on June 15, 2007.
Mould also played lead guitar in the house band for the film of
John Cameron Mitchell's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Mould also participated in a Hedwig tribute album, "Wig in a Box", on which he covered the song "Nailed."
In 2000, Mould performed a song on
Stephin Merritt's album "Hyacinths and Thistles".
Black Sheets of Rain" (1990)
*"Bob Mould" (1996)
The Last Dog and Pony Show" (1998)
Long Playing Grooves" (Granary Music)
Body of Song" (2005)
*"District Line" (2008)
Poison Years" (1994)
No Alternative" (1994)
Wig in a Box" (2003)
ingles and extended plays
*"See A Little Light" (1989)
*"Wishing Well + Four Live Tracks" (1989)
Live Dog `98" (2002)
Man Sized Action, "Claustrophobia"
Soul Asylum, " Made To Be Broken"
*Articles of Faith, "Give Thanks" and "In this Life"
Magnapop, "Hot Boxing"
*The Zulus, "Down on the Floor"
*Impaler, "If We Had Brains... We'd Be Dangerous"
*Low, "Tonight the Monkeys Die" Remixes EP
*Half a Chicken, Food For Thought
* [http://www.avclub.com/content/node/40813 Interview with "The Onion A.V. Club"]
* [http://bobmould.com Official Bob Mould Granary Music artist page]
* [http://modulate.blogspot.com Boblog] (Bob Mould's personal
* [http://www.blowoff.us/ Blowoff nightclub events]
* [http://www.popmatters.com/music/interviews/mould-bob-050725.shtml PopMatters interview (7/2005)]
* [http://www.metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=1698 Metro Weekly interview series]
* [http://www.myspace.com/bobmould Bob Mould on MySpace]
* [http://d-n-i.com/bob-mould/ Wishing Well: A Small Web Site About the Music of Bob Mould]
* [http://interviewsarchive.com/catalogue.htm Bob Mould on 3RRR MP3 extract of interview]
* [http://colbertnation.com/messageboard Bob Mould on Colbernista MP3 extract of interview]
* [http://fora.tv/2007/10/16/Bob_Mould_in_conversation_with_Michael_Azerrad Bob Mould in conversation with Michael Azzerad]
* [http://www.ubu.com/sound/tellus_10.html Bob Mould Soundcheck (3:16)] published on the
Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine@ Ubuweb
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