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Sugar's catalog has been remastered and reissued
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: "Mould laid down the roots of modern indie rock in the ’80s with his band Hüsker Dü. The fiery dirty punk torch Hüsker Dü ignited was passed to Nirvana, among other newly anointed grunge bands that flamed bright in the early ’90s musical revolution. Nirvana then passed the torch right back to Mould who infused his new band, Sugar, with a grunge-inflected pop punk sound scarcely heard before 1992, the year that Copper Blue was initially unleashed on the public."Bob Mould
has had three distinct phases to his musical career -- the seminal punk/hardcore/semi-psychedelic act Husker Du
, a vibrant and on-going solo career
, and in the 1990's a short-lived trio called Sugar
. Sugar actually had some minor hits, but some fans were divided over the power pop direction Mould took
after the thrashing intensity of Husker.
Sugar recorded two albums -- Copper Blue
(1992) and a troubled follow-up
, File Under: Easy Listening
(1994). In between was the "demanding" Beaster
EP (1993), which eschewed the Copper Blue's
polish for some truly intense sonic assaults.
"The Act We Act"
"A Good Idea"
(Bob Mould Band live)
"If I Can't Change Your Mind"
"Man On The Moon"
Some tracks from the uncompromising Beaster
And some tracks from FU:EL
(1994), which even according to Bob is spotty, but some great tracks are there:
"Your Favorite Thing"
"Believe What You're Saying"
"Explode And Make Up"