Bob Mould will mark the 20th anniversary of Copper Blue — the classic debut from his early-’90s trio Sugar — by performing the album in full with his current band at a “very limited” number of concerts next year, the former Hüsker Dü frontman announced during a tribute concert celebrating his career last week in Los Angeles.
No dates have been announced yet, and Mould stressed that he plans to stage very few of the Copper Blue performances, according to accounts of fans who attended the Nov. 21 fete. Mould’s current band features Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster and Jason Narducy, formerly of Telekinesis, on bass, and he indicated those two would be involved with the Sugar concerts.
This past summer, Rykodisc reissued Copper Blue on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with new liner notes penned by Mould, Sugar bandmate David Barbe and members of Interpol and Death Cab for Cutie. Mould also spent much of the last year touring and promoting his new autobiography, “See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.”
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That would be awesome. Such an amazing album.
I remember when Sugar came to the Cat’s Cradle before the record came out. We were expecting a mix of new, Husker and solo and all we got was new. It’s was spectacular. It was like trying on a new sweater and having it fit right.
When I am reminded of College (University) this album stands out as my favourite. It turned me on to Bob’s music and even though I have never see him live – and a lot of my friends don’t even know much about him (but more do now thanks to “Dear Rosemary”) – I can easily say he has changed the way I listen to music. If I had a bucket list it would be to see him live someday.