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    I don't know if anybody is aware, or even interested, but the first-ever biography of the world's greatest pop group, Husker Du, is available in the US now and from at least one UK ebay seller who has copies in stock ... mine arrived in just a few days and although I have only scanned a couple of pages, it looks to be a thing of beauty and has received positive reader reviews on Amazon (US).
    It features new interviews with Grant Hart and Greg Norton and many key players in the Husker Du story. Bob Mould declined to be interviewed, and is publishing his autobiography soon ... hopefully it will be a bit more inspiring than his recent music, as the man hasn't released a half-decent song since 1996. Grant, on the other hand, surfaces every ten years or so with more irresistible nuggets of pure pop genius ... and Greg's busy chef'ing away.
    Form an orderly queue, people ...
    hp
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    this is one of the few bands from the 80's that hasn't reformed yet.
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    To be honest, I hope they don't, but then I was lucky enough to see them three times ... I'd rather see Grant get a new band going, or resurrect Nova Mob. I have to say that Nova Mob were probably only second to Husker Du themselves when it comes to charting my 'best live bands' - every single show by them was pure enjoyment, except for a show at the Marquee where some idiot kept annoying Grant ...
    Bob Mould/Sugar live, on the other hand, has never been anything except pure misery (except for his OK Astoria show in 89 I think it was). Gave up that ghost a long time ago.
    Having said all that, reunions have enabled me to see some of my favourite bands ...
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    Sugar was pretty damn good at the Orpheum in Boston on the FU:EL tour.

    So far I think there has only been one near-reunion - Bob and Grant did some benefit - but no evidence of further activity. Too much bad blood? Well, even grumpy old Roger seemed more interested in that last bit of Floyd activity than I ever would have expected.

    I concur about Bob solo, though - not as much fun as it could perhaps be, and his latter-day fondness for the auto-tuner was mortifying. OK, so you've got an iffy voice, but stick with the double-tracking there, Bob.
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    i've seen them 1987, at the town&country club if i'm not wrong. excellent show.
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    I'm not a big fan of the autotune effect, but it's actually been used rarely in Mould's solo work, which I'm a big fan of. And I really loved that album he did as a collaboration with Rich Morel 'Blowoff.'
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    Hmm. I guess having it plastered all over just about every uptempo number on the otherwise interesting Body Of Song might be about where I gave up. Don't get me wrong, it's his pop inclinations that attract me to his music both in Husker Du and Sugar, but, umm, (Shine Your) Light Love Hope was a little... disconcerting. I'm just not sure he struck the right balance of his club adventures and his guitar foundation there.
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    Missed Husker Du, they split as I was first listening to them, but saw Nova Mob (excellent) and Sugar (shite). Interested to know about a bio though, will look for this now. HuDu were truly one of the greats. The show that Grant and Bob di was for Karl Mueller bass player for Soul Asylum who died of throat cancer. Soul Asylum's early records were brilliant too. Pity they went all mainstream though...
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    I saw Husker Du in Toronto at Larry's Hideaway for the New Day Rising Tour. This was easily my favorite show.
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    I have a tape of a Husker Larry's show somewhere. I saw HD three times and their March 86 show at the Electric Ballroom was the best live gig I ever saw, even if my ears rang for three days afterwards. I remember having tears in my eyes during Sorry Somehow. Definitely the closest I've come to pure ecstasy at a pop/rock show. It was like being enveloped in sound for approx 60 minutes. Non-stop sound from the second they hit the stage until after they bade farewell and someone finally turned off the howling amps. Aah, those were the days ...
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    Blimey, I was at that Electric Ballroom show - it was very good, but I wouldn't elevate it that high. Thought the sound was a bit crapy - needed more guitar, and less Bob. You must have been taking better drugs than me ;-)
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    No, the secret is not to take ANY drugs. That way you get to enjoy the pure unaltered musical experience! I have to say that the guitar seemed plenty loud enough to me, my ears rang for three full days afterwards.

    Mind you, we had discovered a pub along the road that, by some wonderful miracle, sold the world's finest beer, so we were somewhat merry ... but just enough to lose sufficient (but not too much) inhibition!

    Still the gig against which all others are measured. Aaah, memories ...