Beauty & Ruin is the 11th solo album from former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman Bob Mould. All tracks written by Bob Mould. Bob Mould - guitars, vocals, keyboards, photography, producer. Jason Narducy - bass.
His latest solo LP feels like an extension of Silver Age's impassioned buzz and thrust, less a sequel to its counterpart than an appendix. Dü will always press down on him. So Beauty & Ruin feels like an extension of Silver Age’s impassioned buzz and thrust; less fortunately, it’s more of an appendix than a sequel. Still, an appendix to the vigorous Silver Age-or even to Mould’s career up to this point-isn’t anything to sneeze at. Accordingly, the trio punches the clock with a vengeance on the punky eruptions Kid With Crooked Face and Hey Mr. Grey, a pair of tracks that circle back to Hüsker Dü’s SST days.
Backed by bassist Jason Narducy and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, Mould rips through 12 bristling guitar-pop tracks that, at their propulsive and tuneful best (the Sugar-y I Don’t Know You Anymore, the Hüskers-worthy Kid With Crooked Face ), recall the classic eras of his much-loved former bands. In This Article: Bob Mould. Sensitive Trump Goes After Jimmy Carter for Telling the Truth.
Album · 2014 · 12 Songs. Here, working with bassist Jason Narducy (formerly of Verbow, currently of Split Single) and drummer Jon Wurster (of Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, and elsewhere), Mould has more room than ever to make a huge noise
Bob Mould's Beautiful, Ruinous Life In Punk With Hüsker Dü, Mould helped invent alt-rock, and he's kept innovating ever since. For so many years, I ran away from my own sound," he says. At 53, he's caught up to himself. On a new record called Beauty & Ruin, out this week, Mould looks back on his life and long musical career, both of which were profoundly influenced by his father - a music enthusiast who bought him records and guitars, but could also be cruel
Bob Mould's new album Beauty and Ruin may very well be the most epic emotional rollercoaster ever pressed into 36 minutes - and for Bob Mould, that says a lot. Well into his fourth decade as a singer-songwriter, Mould is as relevant, ferocious and poignant as he has ever been. Not one to stay quiet and idle, Bob chooses to confront head-on and to plow through the dramatic turbulence that comes with this stage of life
This self-aware mortality is the trump card of Beauty & Ruin, as Mould neither denies his youth nor his age; as he explores his pain, he finds emotional and musical narrative to tie his past to his present and the results are powerful.