Song of the Week #17 (2020) – Bob Mould

Holy crap – a song for our times. Bob’s pulling no punches this time. “You’re one of us. Or one of them.” And “Wake up every day to see a nation in flames”. Indeed. New LP in September.

Song of the Week #22 (2019) – Bob Mould

Bob Mould has always acknowledged what a pivotal experience it was for him seeing Buzzcocks play for the first time. So it’s no surprise to find him covering that band in 2019. Not quite sure of the context, if it’s a one-off tribute to the late Pete Shelley or if it will form part of…

MPT Quarterly Report (Q1, 2019)

As is fast becoming a tradition, here’s another quarterly Spotify playlist to reflect new music from the last 3 months. As ever it’s a mix of singles and album tracks with quite a few new names around here (including Better Oblivion Community Centre and Gong Gong Gong III the latter who supported Bodega in February)…

Crazy Up Here – Bob Mould live

It seems hard to remember now, but there was a time when the odds of seeing another full band Bob Mould show seemed remote. Particularly considering that this was the fifth gig in Scotland since the release of ‘Silver Age’ in 2012. Within that context, this was never going to be a show that would…

Song of the Week #6 (2019) – Bob Mould

So I’ve finally got round to plugging the last gap in the SotW schedule with ‘Lost Faith’ by Bob Mould, taken from new LP ‘Sunshine Rock’. The album continues Bob’s career renaissance which started several years ago with ‘Silver Age’ although there’s been a couple of weird things about the recent run of LPs. Rule 1…