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 Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   09-05-12 09:55

Details.



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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: nosepail 
Date:   09-05-12 10:46

O man. This is so good. I cant wait to hit the record store tonight. Great background vocals by the bassist.

p.s. He's got my exact same guitar, I think. 1988 metallic green Fender Strat Plus (?) Probably wrong about that.



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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   09-05-12 10:54

It's an American Standard, for whatever that's worth. He talks about acquiring that guitar in his bio.

The bassist is Jason Narducy from Verbow/Jason & Alison. This may be his best band since Sugar. Wurster is a monster, and he looks like he's having a blast.

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: zoo 
Date:   09-05-12 13:38

Well, that rocked. Good to see Bob doing what he does best.

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: zwirnm 
Date:   09-05-12 16:17

Saturday! 9:30 Club in DC. Who's there?

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: nosepail 
Date:   09-05-12 16:52

Then head North to Boston for Monday! Nose will provide all adult beverages.

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: Paganizer 
Date:   09-06-12 08:24

Hey give my regards to Boston
Ask 'em who'll buy the beer
(Don't wanna get pop, find yourself a rockin' chair)

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: Heff 
Date:   09-07-12 09:05

zwirnm wrote:

> Saturday! 9:30 Club in DC. Who's there?

Hey - sent you an email at your zwirn.com address.



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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: nosepail 
Date:   09-10-12 08:24

How was it, gentlemen?

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: zwirnm 
Date:   09-10-12 10:05

I thought Mould was awesome. Did all of Copper Blue, blazing through at a blistering pace (unfortunately losing some subtlety like the psychedelic flourishes of "Hoover Dam" and singing doot-doot-doots along in lieu of the acoustic guitar of "If I Can't Change Your Mind.") Then he started new material from Silver Age including the awesome "Descent" but instead of doing that while album he ripped into Hüsker Dü greatest hits - "I Apologize," "Celebrated Summer," "Makes No Sense at All," etc. I am on a train typing from my phone but will write more later.

Then we walked a half mission and got our ears melted by Mission of Burma at the Black Cat... Hit my 80s punk quotient for the year in one evening.

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: Heff 
Date:   09-10-12 12:37

All can I say is 'ditto'



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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: nosepail 
Date:   09-11-12 07:57

Bob was absolutely amazing. Copper Blue was face-melting and the new songs held up well by comparison. Watching him play guitar is beautiful - it is just such a effortless and powerful physical act with him. The band sounded incredible too, especially the bassist whose background vocals took these songs to another level. Some of the songs were simply done too fast - it kind of ruined "Good Idea" - but when Bob launched into Chartered Trips at hyperspeed, well...it's hard not to lose control. Great show

And Cymbals Eat Guitars opened - an amazing band! Catch this tour if possible. You will never have this chance to be surrounded by so many bald, middle aged men again.



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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: Delvin 
Date:   09-11-12 11:06

Ohhh man, you guys are making me hungry ... Darn the luck, he's gonna be in Seattle while my parents are visiting. No worries, though. If last Friday's Blondie/Devo gig is any indication, there are plenty of clubs and theaters' worth of middle-aged bald guys in my future.



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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: zwirnm 
Date:   09-11-12 22:06

Bring your parents!

Actually the darned iPhone autocorrect had some weird insertions - we did not "walk a half mission" - we walked a "half mile," and I completely forgot that Mould's first "oldie" after he'd done a few from SILVER AGE was "Hardly Getting Over It" and, yes, he did "Chartered Trips." Can't recall other specific tracks but as "Heff" can report, the crowd was ecstatic. I need to look up if he was doing the similar mix of Hüsker Dü stuff in other venues...

I would totally have loved if he'd done some of the Sugar era b-sides - which were awesome. I have the BESIDES compilation with the brutal THE JOKE IS ALWAYS ON US SOMETIMES live album and there are some killer songs there.

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: Delvin 
Date:   09-18-12 14:11

My parents decided to leave a day early. So we'll be going to see Bob Mould tonight!



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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: rhettlawrence 
Date:   09-18-12 19:49

Way to chase 'em off, Delvin!

I'm going tomorrow in Portland too.

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: Delvin 
Date:   09-19-12 11:08

Jeez, what a great show! Between the fact that I hadn't expected to go, and the enthusiasm my wife had for this gig, I walked in with pretty high hopes. Mould did not disappoint. This was the third time I've seen him, and the first time I remember him smiling during the set. He and his bandmates (who look young enough to be Bob's sons) sure looked like they were having a great time.

I can't say much more that Nose, Zwirn et al haven't already said. (Mould and Burma in one evening? Zwirn, you lucky bastard!) The Thermals were an excellent opening act.

SETLIST:
The Act We Act
A Good Idea
Changes
Helpless
Hoover Dam
The Slim
If I Can't Change Your Mind
Fortune Teller
Slick
Man on the Moon
Star Machine
The Descent
Round the City Square
Circles
Silver Age
I Apologize
Chartered Trips
Keep Believing

Encore:
Celebrated Summer
Makes No Sense At All

Not a very high percentage of middle-aged bald men in the crowd. The audience did skew heavily male ... and, for a rock show like this one, surprisingly well-dressed and well-groomed.

The venue (Showbox at the Market) reminds me of the Fillmore in Denver, except half the size ... and with more bars. God, I love Seattle.

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: zwirnm 
Date:   09-19-12 11:29

The Mission of Burma was mostly Heff's idea - I'm not that big a fan. So we walked the half-mile together, and got our ears shredded twice in an evening.

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 Re: Bob Mould on Letterman
Author: rhettlawrence 
Date:   09-20-12 12:42

Plenty of balding/graying men in the crowd here last night, including a coupla the guys I was with. I don't have the new album yet, so I can't verify that the songs from it were the same, but otherwise it was an identical set here. I was somewhat disappointed not to have been thrown a changeup after reading Delvin's setlist yesterday, but I can't complain too loudly about the HuDu song selection. And not having seen Superchunk in many years, it was nice to see that Jon Wurster's skills have not declined one whit. Fun show.

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