The Hüsker Dü catalog famously has been in dire need of a sonic upgrade and expansion, and it seems, at long last, that it’s happening, courtesy of the Chicago-based reissue pros at the Numero Group, who are assembling something “massive” around the band’s archives.
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Former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould has again expanded his planned spring solo-electric outing, adding new shows in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Cambridge, Mass. — plus an appearance at Wire’s Drill: Los Angeles festival. Mould is touring in support of his 12th solo album, Patch the Sky.
The Suicide Commandos — the pioneering Minneapolis band that paved the way for Hüsker Dü, The Replacements and Soul Asylum — this spring will release the very belated follow-up to their 1978 debut Make a Record, a 13-track album titled Time Bomb that will be issued on the newly reactivated Twin/Tone Records label.
Former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould is expanding a planned solo-electric outing from two previously announced New York City dates to a total of at least 10 shows, with seven new performances set for Denver, St. Paul, Minn., Chicago, Toronto, Cleveland and Austin, Texas, in April.
For this week’s installment of our “120 Minutes” Rewind series, we turn to this Carolyne Heldman-hosted “120 X-Ray” that aired in 1987 following the break-up of Hüsker Dü. The four-minute segment looks back on the band’s career with live footage and pre-split interviews with Bob Mould, Grant Hart and Greg Norton.
Hüsker Dü’s posthumous live album — The Living End, recorded at various venues in October 1987 but not released until 1994 — will receive its first-ever vinyl release later this month in the form of a 180-gram audiophile pressing by the Music on Vinyl label.
Bob Mould’s gearing up to celebrate next year’s 25th anniversary of his post-Hüsker Dü solo debut Workbook in a big way, and now come details of an expanded reissue of the album — featuring a bonus live album as part of the 2CD set — as well as what’s being termed a 7-date “commemorative” tour.
Bob Mould will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his post-Hüsker Dü solo debut Workbook next year with a special performance at San Francisco’s annual Noise Pop festival, organizers announced today as they unveiled an initial lineup for the Feb. 25-March 2 fest that also includes Mark Kozelek.
Seattle’s KEXP has just shared video of a blistering, half-hour set by Bob Mould filmed by the radio station during last month’s Bumbershoot festival that finds the rocker tearing through a set comprised of three songs apiece off Sugar’s Copper Blue, his latest solo album Silver Age and Hüsker Dü’s Flip Your Wig.
Grant Hart returns this summer with his long-in-the-works The Argument, a double album based on John Milton’s epic “Paradise Lost,” on which Domino Record Co. says Hart “distills its essence into pop and rock concoctions that nimbly flit through the history of 20th century music.”
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, one of our readers points us to a full Hüsker Dü show recorded Feb. 19, 1986, at the Sherwood Country Club in Indianapolis that recently has surfaced on YouTube via uploader oppositecar. As you can see from the video posted above, it’s not great visually.
Gorman Bechard, director of the 2011 documentary “Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements,” is putting the finishing touches on a new film called “Every Everything” about former Hüsker Dü drummer, singer and songwriter Grant Hart — and he’s once again turning to fans for financial support for the project.
]t’s been a busy few days in New York City for Bob Mould: On Wednesday night, he played Bowery Ballroom, inviting “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen on stage to play guitar on three rarely played ‘Flip Your Wig’-era Hüsker Dü songs. And then on Thursday night, he appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”