I love Jemina Pearl. But I love the fact that she is wearing a KISS Rock and Roll Over t-shirt even more.
I saw The Replacements on this day in 1989!! Damn, I’m old.
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Morrissey Gets a Job by Brian Brooks (1999)
Sugar’s 1992 debut album COPPER BLUE sold over 250,000 units upon its original release and received overwhelming praise. Rolling Stone christened it “thunderous”; Vogue dubbed it “smashing”. NME would ultimately name it their 1992 Album of the Year. Currently, Mould has been commemorating COPPER BLUE’s 20th anniversary by playing the record in its entirety with his current band of Jason Narducy (bass) and Jon Wurster (drums).
Recorded and mixed during the same intense sessions that produced COPPER BLUE, the BEASTER EP was originally released in April 1993. Notably darker in tone than the widescreen power-pop of COPPER BLUE, Beaster nevertheless boasts some of Mould’s most powerful songwriting.
FILE UNDER: EASY LISTENING a/k/a FU:EL — the third and final album by this short-lived but brilliant trio — was originally released in September 1994, featuring songs such as “Your Favorite Thing” that endure as mainstays of Mould’s solo performances to this day.
Mac McCaughan of Superchunk & Merge wrote of the reissues:
When word went around that Bob Mould had new band, not only a “band” band (as opposed to a hired band to play his solo albums on tour) but also a trio, of course anyone raised from teenhood on punk rock and Hüsker Dü in particular (like myself) went into high expectation mode. Copper Blue turned out to be a distillation of Bob’s pop mode and roaring guitar mode into one tightly wound explosion of sound. There was space enough for the songs to breathe, but a driving urgency & energy in the rhythm section of Barbe & Travis that gives the whole album a barely-harnessed feel. Sonically, on songs like “The Act We Act” (Copper Blue), “JC Auto” (Beaster) & “Gee Angel” (FU:EL) Sugar took Husker Du’s aesthetic widescreen, the center held steady by Bob’s focused songwriting. It’s kind of incredible what Sugar did within such a small discography;
DEER TICK “Easy”
deer tick • the waiting room • omaha, nebraska
is it sunday yet??
Deer Tick “Twenty Miles”. Brilliant song. Played it on my show earlier today.
Deer Tick TONIGHT (5/20) at Waiting Room
Deer Tick “Baltimore Blues No. 1” Live on Letterman, 2010
Deer Tick “Main Street”
TONIGHT at Waiting Room! Do Not Miss this Show!