Bob Mould - The Descent
I’ve listened to this new Bob Mould single something like ten times in a row now, and I just keep hitting play as soon as it finishes like a caged rat tapping its food pellet button. It’s gone beyond will, it’s instinct now, that insatiable gut-level craving for more!
It’s been a long time since Bob did anything that sounded like this, or with this solid a hook; it feels like it would slot pretty seamlessly into Warehouse, with little splashes of Last Dog And Pony Show (though the solo is straight out of Body Of Song’s “Paralyzed”). I don’t think it’s a stretch to say it’s the best track he’s done since Body Of Song, though with the vibe of a late-period Huskers number (check the Grant-like background vocals by Jason Narducy!)
I’ll do a big long post on Bob someday around here, but right now I just want to keep replaying this track.
CAN’T. STOP. LISTENING!
Source: SoundCloud / Bobmouldmusic