Tuesday, May 22, 2012
SURPRISINGLY GOOD AMERICAN ALT ROCK
A #30 hit in the UK singles charts in 1992, the same year that Sugar took the UK by storm, with the album Copper Blue winning out at the end of year poll in the NME.
Having toiled away for years with Husker Du in which record sales didn't come close to matching the critical acclaim that came from all directions, Bob Mould thoroughly deserved the fame and fortune that came his way with his next band. Having said that, it didn't seem to make the notoriously miserable and cantankerous frontman any the happier and less than two years later the band had broken up.
I can't claim to be any sort of expert on the life and work of Bob Mould, but I know a man who is. Take a trip over to Mike at Manic Pop Thrills (just click here) and type in 'Bob Mould' to a wee search engine at the top of his blog. You'll find loads of informative stuff.
Me? Well I do highly recommend this CD single:-
mp3 : Sugar - If I Can't Change Your Mind
mp3 : Sugar - The Slim (BBC Session)
mp3 : Sugar - If I Can't Change Your Mind (BBC Session)
mp3 : Sugar - Where Diamonds Are Haloes (BBC Session)