Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bob Mould on Conan

So, Bob Mould was on Conan tonight, performing from his new solo project; and it was pretty damn good...


Frankly, it chiefly served to remind me of two things:
  1. I really miss Husker Du
  2. Damn I'm frikken old now
Husker Du has been broken up for 15 years... and Bob Mould is now 52.

Oh one more thing it reminded me of...

Gay guys can in fact kick ass

Note: For those who don't know, Bob Mould is openly gay. And openly kicks ass. 

For those who know nothing about 80s and 90s punk and alternative; Husker Du,along with the pixies, the replacements, sonic youth, the lemonheads, the melvins, and Dinosaur Jr.; are pretty much the bands that took punk, and indie college radio, and fused them into what became "alternative" (obviously, some heavier than others). 

Without Husker Du, there would have been no Mother Love Bone; and without Husker Du and Mother Love Bone, there would have been no Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, or Alice in Chains.