Bob Mould

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

16 October 1960, Malone, New York, USA. The former guitarist, vocalist and co-composer in Hüsker Dü, Mould surprised many of that leading hardcore act’s aficionados with his reflective solo debut, Workbook. Only one track, ‘Whichever Way The Wind Blows’, offered the maelstrom of guitars customary in his former band’s work and instead the set was marked by a predominantly acoustic atmosphere. Cellist Jane Scarpantoni contributed to its air of melancholy, while two members of Pere Ubu, Tony Maimone (bass) and Anton Fier (drums; also Golden Palominos), added sympathetic support, helping to emphasize the gift for melody always apparent in Mould’s work. Maimone and Fier also provided notable support on Black Sheets Of Rain, which marked a return to the uncompromising power of the guitarist’s erstwhile unit. The set included the harrowing ‘Hanging Tree’ and apocalyptical ‘Sacrifice Sacrifice/Let There Be Peace’,...

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