Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Song #13 On My MP3 Player - A Good Idea by Sugar

The thirteenth song on my MP3 player is 'A Good Idea' which is featured on Sugar's 1992 debut album Copper Blue. Sugar was a Bob Mould project that featured Mould on guitar, David Barbe on bass, and Malcolm Travis on drums. The band was together from 1992 to 1995 and they released four albums and one EP.

We have back-to-back songs that are interesting stories. 'A Boy Named Sue' by Johnny Cash is a tale of a boy with a feminine name seeking revenge on his father while 'A Good Idea' is a tale of two lovers who go down to the river and nothing goes as planned. I hope you are not in the mood for a light and lovely tale.

Copper Blue is one of my top five albums of all time. I purchased this album in 1992 and Copper Blue is a timeless album. Husker Du fans can whine all they want about Mould not sounding as punk as he once did, but in my opinion this is one of Mould's best albums. From start to finish Copper Blue is an alternative rock masterpiece. 'A Good Idea' is the second track on the album which features a bass line and lyrics that are unmistakably inspired by the Pixies. Enjoy.

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