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Bob Mould By
Body Of Song
icon Bob Mould (of Husker Du, Sugar, and Blowoff fame) has found a way to please
all of his various musical tastes with the long-awaited opus, Body of Song.
Fans who strayed after his 2002 full-on dance record, Modulate (something like
Sugar crossed with Cher), can breathe a tentative sigh of relief as Mould now
just peppers his trademark sonic pop with dance beats, synths, and voice effects
instead of offering the all-or-nothing techno of Modulate. The new album's title
is fairly literal, as Body encompasses Mould's work in rock and electronic sounds
from the last three years, bouncing back and forth between the dance floor,
the mosh pit, and the gray area in between, sometimes all at once. Many of the
tracks wouldn't sound out of place on Top 40 radio and Mould could probably
get a side job penning tunes for the likes of Kelly Clarkson or Avril Lavigne.
Aided by Sugar alum David Barbe on bass and Fugazi vet Brendan Canty on drums,
the disc's rockers sound as warm and catchy as anything Mould has ever made.
On tour, Mould plans to play tunes from every point in his career, even playing
Husker Du classics with a live band for the first time in almost 20 years.