June is a good month if you’re a fan of Hüsker Dü or Bob Mould in general.
The singer/guitarist has had quite a diverse career since the flaming car-crash breakup of Hüsker Dü. Mould has come out of the closet, been a deejay, written plot lines for WCW (wrestling is fake? no way), and composed the Daily Show theme song.
He also put together a solo career that has a disproportionate amount of gems. This includes his 1989 album Workbook and his work with the band Sugar.
psssst… by the way: Sugar’s spectacular debut, Copper Blue, is being re-issued on vinyl on June 21.
This might be an unpopular opinion, but I feel Mould’s post-Dü output rivals his work with the seminal punk band. I won’t go as far to say it’s as good, but I do think it’s close enough to merit debate.
That’s a debate for another day. The point is, Mould has had an interesting life, which is now being chronicled in his new autobiography, See A Little Light. The book is co-written with Michael “I didn’t just write that silly Nirvana book, you know!” Azerrad. The book hits stands on June 15.
If I were a more important man, not a mere blogger, I would have an advance copy. I would read it, feeling a debt to my dedicated readers (Hi Mom and Dad!). I would tell you my thoughts and opinions, whether you wanted to read them or not. Maybe I’d say ,”Boy, that Bob Mould, what a riveting story.” Something like that. I’d make reference to his healthy career as a trailblazer.
It would probably be really great.
Alas, I am nothing but a mere blogger, not a respected journalist or even a moral person. So check out this youtube video of the Mould’s autobiography’s namesake song while I write my list of “25 Reasons I Loved the ’90s.” Spoiler alert: half of the reasons have to do with Eddie Vedder.