Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Bob Mould and Hüsker Dü

Before there was Nirvana, Grunge or the current crop of Daughtry/Nickelback sound-a-likes, there was Bob Mould and Hüsker Dü.

Mould, Hüsker Dü and later, Sugar, helped pave the way for the wall of guitar, angst filled rock that now dominates the "alternative" scene and did it better than most of these Johnny-come-latelys. Bob showed that hard edged rock and subtlety can live together in the same song- something that is lost on today's crop of axe grinding, over the top, guitar heroes.

Mould just released a new album, "District Line". He's still got a great voice to which his signature guitar sound, as always, serves as a melodic backdrop (what a concept).

Check out "The Silence Between Us" and "Stupid Now" if you get a chance. "Stupid Now" is the song Disturbed WISHES they could make!

Speaking of old punk rockers, The Sex Pistols have been confirmed as one of the headliners for this year's Exit Festival in Serbia.

John Lydon and band will top the bill at the Petrovaradin fortress in Novi Sad on July 13. Tickets are currently on sale. The Pistols have already announced they will be one of the headliners at this year's Isle of Wight Festival, and are rumored to be among the acts playing this year's Glastonbury.

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