Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Song of the Week 10/9/09

Bob Mould - "Wishing Well"

In various interviews this spring Bob Mould mentioned how he thought his new album Life and Times was a successor to his 1989 solo debut Workbook. I didn't fully grasp how right he was until seeing him perform at Irving Plaza Thursday night. He did three Life and Times songs followed by three from Workbook, and hearing all of them back to back made the lyrical and sonic connections clear. And "Wishing Well" stood high above the rest, with Mould delivering what was the best performance of the song I've seen in the 18 years I've been going to his shows. Watch the intensity below.

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