Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy 50th Birthday to Bob Mould

A Twitter message from Wall Street Journal rock critic Jim Fusilli on Saturday noted that Oct. 16th is the 50th birthday of Bob Mould. Although he's best known as the leader of the hard-rocking 1980s Minneapolis trio Husker Du, Mould has been making a lot of good music since that group's demise with bands including Sugar and his current group, called simply the Bob Mould Band.

Above is an example of the fast and furious sound of Husker Du doing "Makes No Sense at All" (with "Love Is All Around," the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore show, at the end. Below is the Bob Mould Band performing "A Good Idea," from Mould's 2007 live DVD "Circle of Friends."

Bob Mould has two New York shows coming up, Nov. 4th and 5th at City Winery. (See all Mould tour dates here.)

Happy birthday, Bob Mould, and here's to many more years of rocking.

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