Bob Mould

Life and Times

  • Genre Rock-Pop
  • Released 05/05/09
  • Cat no 87014 A

30 years since the formation of husker du and 20 years since their explosive demise and the subsequent release of his first lauded solo effort 'workbook' - called a 'masterpiece' by critics - bob mould is marking anniversaries with an album filled with self-reflection and an unflinching examination of the world around him. standouts like 'wasted world' and 'i'm sorry baby but you can't stand in my light anymore' highlight an artist completing a cycle decades in the making, his talent undiminished, his perspective acute. bob mould is one of the most influential musicians of the alternative rock era, first for his early work with post-punks husker du, followed by the alternative rock perfection of sugar and finally for his solo albums, notably his first, 'workbook', which quieted mould's previous ire to reveal his fine songwriting in a new light and allowed an introspective glimpse into the inner workings of an evolving artist. with 'life and times', bob mould comes full circle, reclaiming his indie songwriting mantle from the generation of musicians he inspired. husker du released 6 studio albums in the 80's and are now considered one of the most influential alternative rock bands from that time. bob mould is once again recording live in the studio, this time with jon wurster of superchunk and the mountain goats. on anti / epitaph.