With debut albums from Crowded House and The Housemartins standing alongside massive hits from Madonna, a-ha and Red Box, 1986 would already have a strong enough grounding to challenge 1984 as one of the decade’s finest years for music. With Huey Lewis’s ‘Fore!’ challenging 1983’s as his masterpiece, a strong AOR debut from Robert Tepper and Jackson Browne’s ‘Lives In The Balance’ channelling a very commercial sound, it was also very much a year for great Transatlantic AOR and sounds that now seem so entrenched within that decade, you can’t help but love them.
For years, Hüsker Dü fans have desperately wanted a reunion. Much like fellow Minneapolis punks The Replacements, the Hüskers became hugely influential, and all too often to musicians who never actually got to see them live. Obviously, for many Replacements fans, that dream eventually came true, but even at a time when Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were on the road bringing maximum nostalgia, each of the Hüsker Dü members dismissed any chance of a reunion.
Bob Mould, the one time front man with Husker Du and Sugar will be playing a handful of solo dates in the US later this year. The shows are “solo electric”, just Bob and electric guitar, with support from Justin Narducy.
The legendary Bob Mould has recently unleashed a new video for ‘The War’, which you can watch in full below. The track comes from the one-time Husker Du/Sugar man’s 11th solo album ‘Beauty & Ruin’, released in June 2014.
To support the album, Bob is embarking on a full-scale tour – as of 5th September – as follows:
Following last year’s ‘Copper Blue’ performances, Bob Mould is to return to the UK later in 2013. As part of the ongoing promotion for his ‘Silver Age’ release, the ex-Husker Du/Sugar man has scheduled four UK shows, as follows: