Our latest link round-up includes a Q&A with Morrissey in which he suggests he’ll retire in 2014 at age 55, plus interviews with Bob Mould reflecting on Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue,’ John Lydon discussing Public Image Ltd. and the Sex Pistols, and former Replacements drummer Chris Mars talking art and music.
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This week’s new releases include the first new albums in decades from Public Image Ltd. and the hit ’80s lineup of Ultravox, plus a new four-disc Colourbox box set and expanded reissues of Sugar’s classic 1992 debut ‘Copper Blue’ and The Charlatans’ 1997 album ‘Tellin’ Stories.’
With expanded reissues of Sugar’s catalog — 1992′s landmark ‘Copper Blue,’ the 1993 companion EP ‘Beaster’ and 1994 sophomore album ‘File Under: Easy Listening’ — coming out over the next few weeks in the U.K., Merge Records has announced it will release trimmed-down versions in the U.S. later this summer.
Demon Music Group this summer will reissue two of Bob Mould’s ’90s solo albums with a live disc, Mould will perform Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’ at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and he’ll headline a benefit concert in North Carolina this week to help defeat a measure that would prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages.
The complete studio output of Bob Mould’s acclaimed post-Hüsker Dü trio Sugar — 1992’s landmark ‘Copper Blue,’ the 1993 companion EP ‘Beaster’ and 1994 sophomore album ‘File Under: Easy Listening’ — will be reissued in the U.K. later this spring in expanded multi-disc CD/DVD editions.
Bob Mould will follow his first-ever performance of Sugar’s 1992 debut ‘Copper Blue’ at San Francisco’s Noise Pop festival later this month with a trio of European dates — in the U.K., Belgium and Finland — this June, he announced today.
Bob Mould will perform Sugar’s 1992 debut ‘Copper Blue’ in its entirety for the first time ever at San Francisco’s Noise Pop festival next month, marking the 20th anniversary of both the album and the music fest in what is expected to be the first of a “very limited” number of live performances of the record this year.
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.
Sure, it was no Sugar reunion, but it was nice to see Bob Mould and The Roots jam through ‘Copper Blue’ stand-out ‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’ on last night’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ — even if it was only a minute long.
This week’s new releases include an audiophile vinyl reissue of ‘Copper Blue,’ the debut from Bob Mould’s post-Husker Du power trio; The Japanese Popstars’ ‘Controlling Your Allegiance,’ featuring the single ‘Take Forever’ with The Cure’s Robert Smith; and a 2CD reissue of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ‘Liverpool.’
With his autobiography ‘See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody’ due out next month, Bob Mould is gearing up for a busy summer that will include a book tour, dates with his Blowoff DJ side project, an opening slot at two giant Foo Fighters shows in the U.K. and the reissue of Sugar’s classic debut ‘Copper Blue’ on audiophile vinyl.
Bob Mould’s turning 50 today, so to celebrate, here’s a clip of Sugar — whose debut, ‘Copper Blue,’ is arguably the former Husker Du leader’s finest moment — playing ‘Helpless’ on the BBC in 1993.