July 15, 2009

Origins: Sugar

A little while ago I wrote about Hüsker Dü. After the dissolution of Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould struck out on his own (more detail coming on that later). After a couple of solo albums, Bob formed Sugar.

Copper Blue still stands as a great album, front to back. It brought much of what made Bob Mould's Hüsker Dü songs great and merged it with the dominant alternative rock sound. These guys were great. I got to see Sugar at a very, very loud Toronto show at the Concert Hall.

Here's the Bob Mould Band performing the Sugar song "A Good Idea". I believe this version is from the Circle of Friends DVD - watching that DVD on a good system is probably the closest you'll get to a night out at a Bob Mould show.

Here's the video for "If I Can't Change Your Mind" from Copper Blue.

Sugar released two proper albums, Copper Blue and File Under: Easy Listening, a mini-album called Beaster and a b-sides and rarities collection called Besides.

Then Sugar broke up.