Thursday, August 20, 2020
If there's anyone out there who deserves a career-spanning box set, it has to be Bob Mould.
This has been a hell of a journey. I remember when we received Bob's first solo album at the shitty FM radio station where I worked, briefly, in 1989. Of course, we didn't play anything off of it. That's a shame because it was chock full of great songs that should have broken Bob to a massive audience.
This box set will take you on that journey through the post-Husker Du world. Bob went down every possible path to greatness that there is, and then he doubled back and did everything his way, the more difficult way, the right way. There's no one with more integrity than him, no one. There's no one who has worked harder and done more to bring their art to the people. When it was time to expand the reach of the songs and the strength of what he had to say, he adopted the band format and called it Sugar. When it was time to write personal songs of struggle and pain, Bob went back to the solo albums that have marked his tremendous output.
There are no clunkers to muck up this box set. If you've followed Bob through the years, you'll see what I mean. There are no blind alleys. Bob has consistently written and recorded essential music for as long as he's been putting himself out in front of people.
Anyway, wow. What a great idea. No holding back. Here it all is, and here are some bonus features you may not have heard. Can't wait for this.