I found Hüsker Dü’s Zen Arcade in the late 80’s and thought what the f*ck is this? Like most moody teens I was listening to The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, and The Pixies with a little splash of what was happening on pop radio. “Never Gonna Give You Up” was in the top ten for 1998. That should tell you all you need to know. In this context, I ran across this.
Because it sounded like little else at the time Hüsker Dü stuck with me. I followed Bob Mould when he formed Sugar in the early 90’s. FUEL became one of my most listed to cassette tapes. It dropped the year I graduated high school and carried me into my first couple years of college. Listening to it now still gives me the nostalgia warm fuzzies.
And this is mostly why I will be watching Bob Mould at MPMF. The first listens I have given his new stuff have been good. But my inner eighteen year old wants to see the shows I didn’t make more than twenty years ago.
August 9, 2016 at 11:33 pm
Kate, Have you e Dr heard Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy? Fun swing/jazz band. Joy
August 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm
Yep! They are as fun.
October 16, 2016 at 3:20 am
Copper Blue is one of my favorite albums to this day. I love your blog.
October 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm
I had to listen to FUEL while writing this blog. 🙂
October 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm
Omg I love you.