Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Heavy Rotation For January 2013: Best Thing by Bob Mould

I've been a Bob Mould fan since 1992 when I heard Sugar's Copper Blue in a Columbus, Ohio record store. Since then I have been a fan of Bob's work with Husker Du, Sugar, and as a solo artist. My selection for today's post is 'Best Thing' from Bob's 2005 solo album Body of Song.

Mould has produced some great rock music since the 1980s, but there are some fans that believe Bob's career took a major nose dive during the mid to late 1990s. I disagree. Mould fits into a category with Paul Westerberg (The Replacements) and Frank Black/Black Francis (The Pixies) where these singer-songwriters must produce the same material again and again to appease their fans. Any type of deviation causes controversy and god forbid any of the aforementioned artists explore new territory musically.

If anyone doesn't like Mould's solo career then give 'Best Thing' a listen. I think it is a really good rock song that deals with the common theme of falling for someone who has no interest in you whatsoever. And 'Best Thing' is a great reply where Mould tells the person, "Too bad, you missed out on something great". How can you not like a song like that sticks it to the jerks? Take a listen below and enjoy.

TonyDoug Wright is The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll and is also the head writer and owner of Champion City Comics. Follow him @TonyDougWright on Twitter.

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