I'm humbled (OK, utterly floored) to announce that my words will be published in Bob Mould's new tour-only CD, recorded live at last year's All Tomorrow's Parties festival. As a spiky-haired middle schooler who still remembers BMXing up to the highway record store for a copy of Warehouse Songs & Stories (on cassette!), I never would have imagined one day penning liners for the man responsible for much of that album's content. Because his words and music played such a critical role in my transition from adolescence to adulthood, it's not surprising that the uniquely evolved (and uniformly enthralling) nature of his artistry is central to what I wrote.
Live at ATP 2008 is an exclusive release, and you can only get your mitts on a copy by going to see Bob live on his upcoming tour. Having witnessed the show these recordings were sourced from, I can promise it'll be time and money well spent. The setlist spanned 30+ years of brilliant material, and pretty much leveled the crowd in a way that was unmatched by any of the weekend's other performances. The official word from Bob's website reads:
We are very pleased to announce the CD release of the Bob Mould Band
performance at ATP NY Festival on September 21st, 2008. Originally
recorded for live broadcast on WFMU, this is the first time that this
exceptional recording of a seminal performance has been made available
since it aired live on air.
This CD will only be available for sale at upcoming Bob Mould Band shows so make sure to come out to the show and get yours!
Bob Mould Band / Live At ATP 2008 Tracklist:
01. The Act We Act
02. A Good Idea
03. I Hate Alternative Rock
04. See A Little Light
05. Hoover Dam
08. I Apologize
09. Chartered Trips
10. Celebrated Summer
11. Makes No Sense At All
12. New Day Rising
Assuming those titles send the same thrill up your leg as they do mine, here's the tour schedule for you to work the remainder of your 2009 calendar around. Bob plays NYC's Irving Plaza on October 8th, click here for tickets.[Listen to Bob Mould and Sugar perform "The Act We Act"]