The arrival of Hüsker Dü as a band added to the aggressive rock sound of the ’80s changing Punk styles. Their musical approaches would gain a rabid fanbase (including Duane Leyva of our OLD column, Duane’s Pit Stop). One of the visionaries in the band was Bob Mould. Bob Mould would go on to deliver more music via Sugar, but would become far better known as a solo artist of important note. Over his 18 years of solo production, Bob Mould has released fourteen studio efforts (not including his upcoming album, Blue Hearts, arriving from Merge Records on September 25).

On October 2, Edsel (UK) will assemble a gasp-inducing collection of albums and other offerings in a massive 24CD Bob Mould definitive Box. Inside, 18 studio albums from his solo periods as well as his years with Sugar, will join with four live albums, and a collected 2CD set of rarities and other things Mould. 295 tracks in all.

The Box will be called Distortion 1989-2019. For release, there will be the previously mentioned 24CD Box, and a segmented vinyl set released over several dates. The first of those vinyl Boxes is Distortion 1989-1995. The others are planned for 2021.

The Limited Edition Box (1000 copies) will contain a 12″ x 12″ print that is hand-signed by Bob Mould. All the music on this set has been remastered. A 72-page booklet is packed inside with photos, essays, notes, lyrics, and memorabilia.

Distortion: 1989-2019Bob Mould

CD01 – Bob Mould – Workbook (1989)
CD02 – Bob Mould – Blacksheets Of Rain (1990)
CD03 – Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)
CD04 – Sugar – Beaster (1993)
CD05 – Sugar – File Under: Easy Listening (1994)
CD06 – Sugar – Besides (1995)
CD07 – Bob Mould – Bob Mould (1996)
CD08 – Bob Mould – The Last Dog And Pony Show (1998)
CD09 – Bob Mould – modulate. (2002)
CD10 – LoudBomb – Long Play Grooves. (2002)
CD11 – Bob Mould – Body Of Song (2005)
CD12 – Blowoff – Blowoff (2006)
CD13 – Bob Mould – District Line (2008)
CD14 – Bob Mould – Life And Times (2009)
CD15 – Bob Mould – Silver Age (2012)
CD16 – Bob Mould – Beauty And Ruin (2014)
CD17 – Bob Mould – Patch The Sky (2016)
CD18 – Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock (2019)
CD19 – Bob Mould – Live At The Cabaret Metro, May 14th, 1989 (1989)
01 Sunspots
02 Wishing Well
03 Compositions For The Young And Old
04 Heartbreak A Stranger
05 Dreaming, I Am
06 If You’re True
07 Poison Years
08 Sinners And Their Repentances
09 Lonely Afternoon
10 Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
11 See A Little Light
12 Whichever Way The Wind Blows
13 All Those People Know
14 Shoot Out The Lights
15 Hardly Getting Over It
16 Celebrated Summer
17 Makes No Sense At All
CD20 – Sugar – The Joke Is Always On Us, Sometimes – Live At First Avenue, Minn, MN  2nd November 1994 (1995)
01 Gift
02 Company Book
03 Hoover Dam
04 After All The Roads Have Led To Nowhere
05 Where Diamonds Are Halos
06 Slick
07 Going Home
08 Running Out Of Time
09 Frustration
10 Changes
11 Can’t Help You Any More
12 Helpless
13 If I Can’t Change Your Mind
14 In The Eyes Of My Friends
15 Clownmaster
16 Gee Angel
17 Explode And Make Up
18 The Slim
CD21 – Bob Mould Band – Live Dog 98  –Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998  (2002)
01 Moving Trucks
02 Taking Everything
03 First Drag Of The Day
04 I Hate Alternative Rock
05 Stand Guard
06 Classifieds
07 Hear Me Calling
08 Art Crisis
09 Anymore Time Between
10 Skintrade
11 Eternally Fried
12 Roll Over And Die
13 Lonely Afternoon
14 Egøverride
15 Reflecting Pool
16 Disappointed
17 Hanging Tree
18 Man On The Moon
CD22 – Bob Mould Band – Live At ATP 2008 – Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008 (2009)
01 The Act We Act
02 A Good Idea
03 I Hate Alternative Rock
04 See A Little Light
05 Hoover Dam
06 Circles
07 Paralyzed
08 I Apologize
09 Chartered Trips
10 Celebrated Summer
11 Makes No Sense At All
12 New Day Rising
Rarities
CD23Distortion Plus: 1989-2019
01 All Those People Know
02 No Water In Hell
03 Dying From The Inside Out (The Golden Palominos)
04 Dio (Throwing Muses)
05 Hickory Wind (Bob Mould And Vic Chesnutt)
06 Can’t Fight It
07 Turning Of The Tide
08 Dog On Fire (Demo)
09 Fort Knox, King Solomon (Live At First Avenue, March 1995)
10 I Hate Alternative Rock (Live At First Avenue, March 1995)
11 Wanted Was
12 Eternally Fried
13 Doubleface
14 He Didn’t (The 6ths)
CD24Distortion Plus: 1989-2019
01 Castor And Pollux
02 Surveyors And Cranes
03 Love Escalator
04 Lowdown Ground
05 My Old Friend
06 Nihil
07 Could You Be The One? (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
08 I Apologize (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
09 Chartered Trips (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
10 Dear Rosemary (Foo Fighters)
11 Father’s Day (Butch Walkers)
12 I Don’t Mind

By MARowe

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