Sunday, April 15, 2012

Record Store Day 2012: Ryan Adams Does Bob Mould

Ryan Adams will release a limited edition 7" single covering two Bob Mould songs ("Heartbreak A Stranger" and "Black Sheets Of Rain") with a cover that looks like a Hüsker Dü album in honor of Record Store Day 2012. Memo to Ryan Adams, there were three members of Hüsker Dü: Bob Mould, Grant Hart and mustache bass player guy.

Just kidding, I have tons of respect for Greg Norton. But why cover Bob Mould solo material and slap a faux-Hüsker Dü cover on it? Probably because all of Bob Mould's solo albums feature visually undistinguished artwork, unlike the iconic images that grace the Hüskers' albums. That's no doubt because Grant Hart, the other great songwriter in Hüsker Dü, designed the groups' album covers.

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